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Next year ATP and WTA tennis tournaments – Budapest

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Splendid news for the tennis lovers … Next year ATP and WTA tennis tournaments will be held in Budapest.

Previously, the ATP tournament has had never been organised in Hungary!

The Lajos Szűcs PresidentHungarian Tennis Association opened the press conference on the Friday held at a breathtaking view on the top terrace at he Aria Hotel – Budapest,  by saying the Margaret Island, the former Dózsa stadium is currently in mess of ruins, but no need to worry, the government’s decision is made to carry out in repairing it, and to be handed over next spring the conjured modernized facility. The men’s competition on the Margaret Island tennis center will take place in April, while the Rio tournament took place women’s bout will be held in February, 2017 at the Syma Hall – Budapest.

Attila Richter – Secretary-General recalled that Hungary have had never held the ATP tournament and since 2013 the women’s elite has not be on the tennis field in the capital. The tournament was taken to Bukarest after holding the match for 13 years from the Római Coast. Richers  also spoked about the forthcoming games  Ladies Open – ITF games – July, 2-10. 2016. – Europe Tennis Center – District, XX., 21. Közműhelytelep Street – Budapest, when and where 17 junior ITF tournament will take place. No tickets are required, all the games are free of charge. The prize will be 100 thousand dollars. Then the coming week-end at the same venue the men’s team  will open the Davis Cup match – Hungary – Slovákia,  July, 15-17. 2016. – Europe Tennis Center –  District, XX., 21. Közműhelytelep Street – Budapest. Daily ticket price 3000 HUF, 3day pass 6000HUF. He added knowing the homeland tennis addicted audience are pretty much curious to see the international elite as well, so hopefully they will be able to be satisfied int he further, because in 2017 will be the Year of the Hungarian Tennis and surprise may come their way.

At the event was also present: Márton Fucsovics, Attila Sávolt, Andrea Temesvári, Anikó Kapros,  Réka Jani and Dalma Gálfi.

The owner of the rights of the men’s competition is Ion Tiriac – Romanian businessman, a former Davis Cup player who decided to bring back the tournament to Budapest.  Despite formerly living in Budapest, he became fond of the Hungarian Capital. In 1965 was the winner at the Universiade game in Budapest also in doubles became a champion at the Roland Garros. Tiriac recently dropped over to visit the Margaret Island’s tennis field and he got sentimental to see where he once was the champion. He welcomed the pre-development facility, and has high hopes the scene of to-day with belly deep full of weeds will greatly change by April, 2017.

The Challenger race will take place this year between October, 24 – 30 at the Syma Hall – Budapest, where among the players will enter the field Márton Fucsovics. The total prize of the tournament is 64000 EUR.

György Kozmann – Assistant Secretary of State for Human Resources of the Ministry of Sports, stated that more and more young adult Hungarian athletes can show their skills by having the means of special sporting disciplines flowing state aid.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter


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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