The Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) met this thursday 100 years of its foundation and the President, Agustín Calleri, celebrated the Centennial together with the members of the Board of Directors and the authorities of the affiliated clubs in a warm meeting held at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club (BALTC).
In addition, a commemorative plaque in Florida 44, in the Federal Capital, the place where the founding act of the Argentine Association of Lawn Tennis (AALT) was signed, was discovered this Thursday afternoon, as part of the celebrations for the Centennial of our institution, with the presence of President Agustín Calleri and the Buenos Aires legislator Claudio Morresi, author of the project.
The event occurred at exactly 5:15 p.m., the official time that formally gave rise to the AALT (today AAT) on Friday, September 2, 1921, in the building where the “Sportsman” confectionery operated.
In turn, a photo was taken with the 88 associated entities, which were awarded an institutional diploma. “One hundred years ago, the presidents of twenty clubs met to organize the sport and create the Argentine Association of Lawn Tennis. A lot of time has passed and the growth of activity in our country is reflected not only in the great figures and sporting glory that we all know, but also in the number of entities that emerged and the people who give them life. The clubs are the fundamental pillar of Argentine sport, and as President of the AAT, I am proud that we travel this path together “, Calleri expressed.
Meanwhile, the festivities will continue in the framework of the next Davis Cup series to be played between September 18 and 19, also at BALTC, when Argentina host Belarus after 16 years of absence from La Catedral. There, members of the Argentine Tennis Hall of Fame will be decorated in a meeting between Presidents of federations.