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The O1 Properties Christmas Cup U14 2018 anniversary tournament will bring the leading juniors of the world, teams of France, Korea, Ukraine, Belarus and Bulgaria

On December 30, 2017 - January 6, 2018 on the courts of Alexander Ostrovsky Tennis Academy in Khimki will be held the Fifth anniversary Tennis Europe 1 cat. Tournament - O1 Properties Christmas Cup U14. It is expected the leading Russian, European, World juniors to attend and the national teams of France, Korea, Ukraine, Belarus and Bulgaria to perform.

The tournament has already taken its niche in the Tennis Europe Tour with its award as the best tournament in terms of organization of the 2015 given by European Federation. In 2017 the representatives of 26 countries attended the competition: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Sweden, France, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Montenegro, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Turkey, Great Britain, Netherlands, USA, Slovakia, Israel, Thailand, Canada and Bulgaria.

The opening ceremony was hosted by a well-known TV presenter and showman Ivan Traore. The highlight of the evening was an inspiring performance by gymnasts from the project Hollywood.

One of the central events of the tournament was the show-match with neon lighting effects held on the 5th of January. This match was played by the national tennis stars Vera Dushevina with Igor Kunitsyn, as well as the best former junior №1 player, Anastasia Potapova and the participant of the tournament Hamad Medjedovic (singles and doubles finalist). The match was commented by specially invited famous TV host - Sofya Tartakova (Match TV).

The show-match was preceded by a masterclass called “Kids Day” with the participation of the players from the Unified Russian tennis league 10s Minitennis under the leadership of the head coach of the Alexander Ostrovsky Academy in Khimki - Alexander Zlatoustov and his professional team.

Among the 5,000 guests of the competition were: vice-presidents of the RTF Alexei Selivanenko and Vladimir Lazarev, the head coach of the CSKA tennis team Alexei Zhuk, the famous Russian tennis player Anastasia Myskina, the vice-president of the RTF, professor and PhD Anna Skorodumova, Deputy Head of the Khimki City administration on social policy, culture and sport Yuri Vaulin, and other sports and culture figures.

The most titled athlete of the tournament is the leading Academy student, Anastasia Potapova, who won twice before in both singles and doubles (2014, 2015). She shared the victory in the doubles with Olesya Pervushina (2014) and Maria Novikova (2015). In 2017 the absolute winner was again the "academician" (at the time) - Maria Timofeeva, who excelled together with Oksana Selekhmetieva in the doubles category.

The absolute winner of O1 Properties Christmas Cup amongst boys became Russian players, Allen Avidzba (2014) and Timofey Skatov (2015). In 2017 another Russian tennis player Mikhail Gorokhov maintained pole position. The international duo of Tsotne Dzimistarishvili and Alejandro Turriziani-Alvarez (GEO/ESP, 3) won doubles title year ago.

Over the course of the next year, the team of the Alexander Ostrovsky Academy once again will seek to content the audience. Participants of the O1 Properties Christmas cup could spend their breaks in the Player’s Village. They could enjoy interesting entertainment program, which offers the trip to the Red Square, PlayStation Battle in football and tennis, table games, photo booth, petting zoo, cooking battle and many more.

An exhibition match with a large number of special effects and neon highlights featuring specially invited Russian tennis stars is scheduled throughout the tournament on January 4th. It will be preceded by “Kids Day” with various master classes.

Qualifying single matches for boys and girls will begin on December 30th; the main draw matches in singles and doubles competitions will start on January 1st. The number of participants in the main draw is 48, making 24 teams for doubles. Official surface of the tournament is hard (Acrylic). Altogether 160 players from every corner of the globe will start the competition. Tournament administration will accommodate players in the Academy itself as well as in the official hotel – Double Tree by Hilton, which is located on the Leningradskoye Highway and is convenient to reach The Academy.


The tournament is Supported by Khimki city and Lev Tolstoy Park Administration.

Tournament organization

Location: Alexander Ostrovsky Academy (Khimki, Moscow Region, Yunnatov St. 1A.

Tournament Director: Roman Orlach

Contact number: +7 (926) 633-55-62


Main referee: Madina Alimova

Contact number: +7 (967)253-38-87


Official website:

Academy contact number: +7 (495) 212-16-61

Tournament schedule

29th of December 2017



Qualifying sign in

30th of December 2017 (Saturday)




Funny Animals №1 + Photo booth opening

31st of December 2017 (Sunday)


Final round qualifying


Main draw sign in (SMD) in the Player's Village


Show (throughout sign in)


Opening ceremony


Wish balloons launching

1st of January 2018 (Monday)


Main draw matches

From 11:00

Consolation tournament sign in

Till 12:00

Double main draw sign in (DMD)


Funny animals №2


Meeting of captains and participants in Hilton Double Tree (transfer from Academy in 20-00)

2nd of January 2018 (Tuesday)


Main draw matches


Interactive painting masterclass №3

14:00 «Burger» Show

3rd of January 2018 (Wednesday)


Main draw matches


Consolation draws


Cooking battle

4th of January 2018 (Thursday)


Main draw quarterfinals


Consolation draw quarterfinals


Funny Animals №3


Kids day master class


Show-match with special effects featuring guest stars on the central court


Sightseeing of the Red Square and the center of Moscow

5th of January 2018 (Friday)


Main draw semifinals


Consolation draw semifinals

6th of January 2018 (Saturday)


Main draw finals


Consolation finals


Award ceremony


Closing ceremony


Title sponsor O1 Properties – private investment company, one of the largest owners of high quality office buildings in Moscow.

Technical partner Babolat – French manufacturer of tennis equipment and inventory. The oldest company specializing in tennis equipment

Official sponsor “Cone Forest” – Environmentally friendly artesian drinking water. The water quality meets the highest Russian and international standards.

Official partner ONE SGM – Full-service sports marketing agency. Provides clients with a full range of services, from training process organization to personal branding, PR and events creation.

Official insurance partner VSK Insurance company – The official insurance partner of the Academy. The company has been carrying out insurance activities since February 11, 1992 and currently holds leading positions in the Russian insurance market. The company was awarded by the President of Russia three times for the high level of work and for contribution in developing insurance business (2002, 2007 and 2017).

Official partner SVARGO Group –The construction company based on the “Donstroy’s building trust”, the general contractor of the “Donstroy” group of companies. The company consists of five divisions: general contract, monolithic works department, facade construction, engineering systems department, construction equipment and production base.

Official hotel of the Tournament – DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow - Marina – Flagship project of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Moscow

Leonidas Fresh Belgian Chocolate – Legendary Belgian chocolate Leonidas since 1913. The official supplier of the Royal Court of Belgium.

Media partner Sport FM – Russia's only full service radio station for the male audience. It specializes on the main sports and social topics, socio-political and sports news, reporting current events, live broadcasts, interactive with audience.

Media partner «С» - Sports internet network, which publishes news, match results, analytical data, exclusive photos/videos, online broadcasts. It has a multi-million audience and holds leading positions among the sports network segment.

Media partner “Tennis Weekend” - The only Russian tennis magazine, which provides its readers with exclusive content, news, professional reviews and other interesting information​.

Media partner - First Russian tennis web portal with an audience of 6 million people.

Media partner "" – Famous Russian Internet newspaper. It was founded in December 2000 (it is one of the first major domestic Internet media). The editorial is best known for releasing fresh news rapidly, giving the reader a complete picture of the day with regular publication of exclusive materials about politics, economy, show business, sports and auto.

Media partner "" – Daily electronic newspaper. Consists of political and economic reviews, sports and cultural events, criminal news, and online interviews as well.

Media partner Russian Social Network «Vkontakte (VK)» – is a Russian-based online social media and social networking service. As of January 2017, VK had at least 410 million accounts. According to SimilarWeb, VK is the 7th most popular website in the world.

Sports news agency "R-Sport" – highlights the most important sporting events in the world of football, hockey, basketball, tennis, motor sport and other kinds. The information is distinguished by its exclusivity, reliability and efficiency.