Tennis Europe brings big changes for 2019, including brand new U21 event


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Tennis Europe brings big changes for 2019, including brand new U21 event

Representing 50 European nations, Tennis Europe represents the largest regional association of the International Tennis Federation and it serves as the host of the numerous junior, pro and senior events over the season, including junior European Junior Championships. The 40th edition of Tennis Europe’s Top Executives’ Meeting was held in Prague from November 28-29 with 42 delegates representing 34 countries and they the opportunity to discuss some big changes in the organization for 2019 season.

In addition to the existing junior year-end and player of the year lists, from 2019 Tennis Europe will award European Championship titles to those players who would lift the biggest tournaments on the main level Tour. Thus, the organization will roundup their thrilling of European titles, already awarding crowning the best continental players of the junior and senior level (U14, U16 and U18 in juniors and 35&Over and 85&Over in seniors).

Another big news is the U21 European Championship tournament that will be held for the first time, with all 50 Tennis Europe’s constituent national tennis associations sending their representatives in what should be a very interesting event with some of the European finest upcoming players.

“This is an important step for us as we look to build on our existing tournament portfolio and provide new opportunities for players from our member nations,” said Tennis Europe CEO Thomas Hammerl. “We are planning a festival of tennis during which European men’s and women’s champions are crowned.

We will also host a series of side-events which will provide the presidents and staff from our nations a chance to work together while supporting their most promising next generation players at back-to-back major events.”