The first seedling within the One Ticket – One Tree campaign was planted by Serbia Open 2022 Director Đorđe Đoković and Serbian tennis player Miomir Kecmanović in Ušće Park, in the vicinity of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade.
Belgrade Deputy Mayor Goran Vesić also joined in and planted a tree. “I am very pleased that the most popular tennis tournament in the country and the region, in addition to healthy lifestyle and sports, also promotes pro-environmental behaviour. I am glad that the reactions of people to this initiative are more than positive and that we are raising environmental awareness. Numerous towns across the country will take part in this campaign and more than 35,000 seedlings will be planted,” Đorđe Đoković explained.
Tree-planting is scheduled at locations covering cca 100 hectares and the seedlings will be provided from ticket proceeds, based on the one ticket, one tree principle. This week, ahead of the start of the tournament, seedlings will be planted in Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Leskovac, Niš, Pančevo, Požarevac, Zrenjanin and Kula. As of April 17, when the matches at the courts of the TC “Novak start, the campaign will continue in Šabac, Smederevo, Novi Sad and BačkaTopola.
The tennis clay-court spectacle Serbia Open 2022 begins on Sunday, April 17, with qualifying rounds, and concludes on April 24.