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About CST

The National Youth Sports Centre Tenero CST is part of the Swiss Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) and promotes sports for young people.

Photo: CST/Massimo Pedrazzini

The CST offers optimal facilities for many different sporting
disciplines, sports camps and training courses involving a wide variety of
participants, from schoolchildren to top athletes.

Areas of activity

  • Promoting sport for young people: CST hosts multi-sport weeks for schools as well as training camps for sports associations.
  • Performance sport: CST houses the national performance centres for Swiss Swimming and the Swiss Golf Association, as well as the regional performance centres for the Swiss Football Association, the Ticino Gymnastics Association and Ticino Sailing. Many national teams and top athletes regularly attend training camps in Tenero. CST registers around 18,000 overnight stays per year.  
  • Events: CST is the perfect venue for both sporting and corporate events. 

CST offers a wide range of services:

  • Planning, organization and consultancy.
  • Welcoming and assisting visitors.
  • Centre for sports equipment and facilities.
  • Arranging accommodation in hostels and on its campsite.
  • Catering services including a canteen, bar and refreshment stand.
  • Centre for sports medicine and sports surgery.

In addition, CST has administrative support services, a technical team and an engineering workshop. 90 people are employed at CST, performing the equivalent of around 80 full-time jobs.

Free access
The National Youth Sports Centre is open to anyone wishing to walk, jog, go Nordic walking or rollerblading along its paths and trails. In winter, the indoor swimming pool is available for use at certain times of the day. Occasional users of the facilities can shower in the changing rooms and are welcome to visit our well-stocked bar for refreshments.

Book your stay

Guided tours

We are pleased to welcome associations and organizations interested in finding out about the activities and facilities that CST has to offer Swiss athletes. A guided tour can be combined with refreshments in our Gottardo Bar Lounge. You can contact us by filling out the form below.

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National Youth Sports Centre Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero
+41 58 468 61 11
+41 58 468 61 02



Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Office hours may be limited at weekends from November to February.

National Youth Sports Centre

Via Brere
CH-6598 Tenero