Tennis-University News – 2nd week of December

Mon, 16.12.2019

Preseason at the TU

Although there are only a few days left until Christmas, things at the TU are anything but contemplative at the moment. About 30 players are working full throttle in December to start the new season optimally prepared. 

Our juniors as well as professional players go to their limits every day in several fitness and tennis sessions, driven by the tennis- and fitness coaches. Only Jule Niemeier and Romy Kölzer were in competition mode again late in the year. Accompanied by Alexander Waske, they spent the week in Biberach at the German Championships. Here Jule Niemeier unfortunately did not manage to defend her mixed title together with Daniel Masur, in the match break of the semi-final the duo lost to the later champions Wagner/Klasen. Romy Kölzer can be satisfied with her week in Southern Germany. In singles she made it to the semi-finals where she lost to the later German national champion Antonia Lottner.

On the weekend there was another tournament trip for the kids of our junior program. Together with two of their coaches they made their way to Essen on friday after an intensive week of preparation. At the junior tournament of the category J-4 our junior players competed in their respective age category. Tudor Batin won in the under-14 field. After three convincing victories he proved his nerves in the final where he beat three seed Ben Stecker with 10-7 in the Matchtiebreak. Also Aya Matsunaga won the title in the U16 field and can be satisfied with her performance.

Already next week the girls and boys will have the chance to compete within their age group again. Shortly before Christmas, the team will again travel to North Rhine-Westphalia for the last tournament trip of the year.

Last week, all players and coaches feverishly awaited the prestigious X-MAS Battle at the home base. On Wednesday, 18th this year’s edition will take place on the grounds of the Hessian Tennis Federation. The expected number of participants is almost forty, so that four teams will compete against each other this year. Pictures and videos of this heated battle will be found on our Instagram page.

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