COLOGNE, November 19, 2023
Dietloff von Arnim remains the President of the German Tennis Federation (DTB). This decision was made by the members at the 75th Ordinary General Meeting of the umbrella association held on November 19, 2023, in Cologne. The 63-year-old, who has been at the helm of the DTB since January 30, 2021, is now entering his second term.
As part of the regular process at the 75th General Meeting of the world’s largest tennis association, the presidential elections took place. Von Arnim emerged victorious in the elections against Robert Hampe, President of the Westphalian Tennis Federation. Although von Arnim narrowly missed the necessary simple majority of 50 percent in both the first and second rounds of voting, Hampe withdrew his candidacy, and the third round of voting resulted in 107 “yes” votes (89.9 percent) securing the decision in favor of von Arnim.
“I am pleased that the members have once again expressed their confidence in me,” said the confirmed DTB President following the election. “In recent years, we have achieved a lot on our path towards professionalization and modernization of the association, but we are not yet at the end of this development. The vote is an affirmation to continue this course consistently over the next four years.”
In the next four years, von Arnim will lead the affairs of the world’s biggest tennis association alongside the following five vice-presidents:
Dr. Sebastian Projahn
Dr. Matthias von Rönn
Both Schmidbauer and Projahn had previously served as vice-presidents, while the remaining candidates were newly elected to the executive board. Under the new rules of procedure, the vice-presidents will be appointed to their positions for four years without specific areas of responsibility.
The next DTB General Meeting is scheduled for November 2024 in Berlin.