FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS… ITF’S INTERNATIONAL TEAM COMPETITION FOR WOMEN

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Participated at the recent press conference  held  by the Hungarian tennis Association, whereas the following were said to spread the news. Dr. István Simicskó, the responsibility of the Ministry of Human Resources Youth and Sports, Minister of State, Dr. Lajos Szucs, President  – Hungarian Tennis Association (HTA),   Attila Richter  – Secretary General Hungarian Tennis Association (HTA) and  Agi Szávay participation took place at the Fed Cup first press conference today in the House of Hungarian Sports. The Minister of State said, Quote: “The Hungarian government’s aim to have a growing up healthy generations.  The tool  to target is by sport activities. This requires athletes, physical education and the daily work of the associations.” At the  Hungarian Tennis Association there are meaningful objectives, the sport’s developments were succesful and thought about in promoting the sport. Therefore, after six years, our country will be the ground to organize the Fed Cup again. The Hungarian government supported the event by twenty million Hungarian Forint and its aim is to put  back ont he map the Hungarian tennis  to where it belongs. ”Lajos Szűcs said that for the Hungarian Tennis Association (HTA) it was very important  to receive the flag to organize  the event and regarding to the Fed Tennis Cup, sincere promises are made to bring to the tennis ground grand names, as the Victoria Azarenka and Olympic champion Laura Robson. The President of the Hungarian Tennis Association said, Quote: „”Tennis is one of the most popular and most watched sport event in the world, therefore its a special pleasure for me to not only have TV summary of the event, but also the it will be available to catch-up with the event through the internet all over the world.” Attila Richter Secretary-General also shared a few technical details. First emphasized, this is the year’s biggest domestic tennis event. Also said, Quote: “Tunisia canceled their participation, so total of 16 countries  are to come and play the battle game. The draw  already happened. The Hungary’s group will be facing a not so easy group … playing with Romania the Great Britain and Latvia tennis players. The objective is to stay in the group, where they will hopefully be. However, having very young tennis players the target is the long-term goal of entering the World Group. In the Hungarian team: Timi Babos, Réka Jani and Ágnes Bukta, the identity of the fourth lady tennis player is still uncertain.” The Sec. Gen. also mentioned, the Tennis Association highly welcomes volunteers to join for the  coming 6 days grand tennis events with hungarian and foreign language knowledge. Agi Szávay  spoke about the Hungary Tennis Day, Quote: “Several times I played in the Fed Cup, but the most fun was when I played for six years on the home ground. Now, I believe that this young team can give a big boost. Sixteen teams are scheduled to compete for the two places in the World Group II Play-offs. This will be the euro zone’s largest banks to reignite domestic and cross-border tennis athletics.” On Saturday, February, 8. Hungary’s Tennis Day, the children can get acquainted with the tennis, the Play & Stay method, whereas the basic can be easily and effectively learnt. The highlight of the day, children may hit the ball together with the successful tennis players of our past: Andrea Temesvári and Balázs Taróczy. At the tennis ground worldwide known Monica Szeles, one of the legend in women’s tennis will be there playing with the children. In addition, cardio tennis will held by Norbert Schobert and also a demo will be in the program of Special Olympics.

 Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

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