The BCS olive tree grows in the name of sustainability

Luciano Darderi was also there to water the BCS olive tree planted on the eve of the tournament. The club gardener has been teaching the ball boys how to water it.

The ASPRIA Tennis Cup – BCS Trophy confirmed its attention to environmental sustainability: a mini-event was held on Wednesday afternoon to verify the excellent state of health of the olive tree planted a week ago during the presentation press conference. The olive tree – offered by the title sponsor BCS – is meant to be the symbolic representation of care for the environment, which is essential to pass on to young people. This is the message that Giuseppe Fumagalli (BCS president) wanted to send to the ball boys present, who also received a sort of tutorial from the club’s gardener, Antonio Longino. Luciano Darderi was also at the event, representing the players. The Italian-Argentine grew up in Villa Gesell, Argentina, in a wooded area. “Full of trees and a stone’s throw from the sea – he said – every morning, when I went to train, I enjoyed the climate and breathed deeply. For this I applaud the BCS initiative and I am more than happy to have taken part in it”. It’s a short step from the olive tree to clay: in the last match on Thursday 6 July, Luciano will challenge the Peruvian Gonzalo Bueno for a place in the quarterfinals.