Wilhelmshöhe Open in Kassel ready to meet new challenges

Kassel’s tournament director Engelman, former high jumper Thränhardt, DTB Vice President Bernd Greiner and Media spokesman Michael Küppers (from left – photo: Frank Hofen)

LEIPZIG, November 12, 2015

The organizers of the tournaments in Germany met at the annual conference in Leipzig from 6 to 8 November. “We are a city of sports and a place for tennis events,” Leizpzig’s mayor Burkhard Jung told. He pointed out that Steffi Graf, who won the WTA event here in 1990, donated her prize money of US-$ 45,000 to a tennis centre for young talents. The Fed Cup tie between Germany and Switzerland will also take place in Leipzig.

It was an interesting and inspiring meeting with sympathic hosts in a wonderful city,” said Dr. Eberhard Engelmann, tournament director of the Wilhelmshöhe Open in Kassel. Due to an increase in prize money, the ITF Future event will be the only tournament held in Germany next year with a total finacial commitment of US-$ 25,000+Hospitality. “We want to meet this challenge, as we would like to develop the tournament,” Engelmann told about his tournament, which is going to take place from 17 to 24 July 2016. “It will not easy to meet the requirements, but we will manage to do it.”

With the Wetzlar Open another ITF Future event was awarded as the best international tournament. The Gronau Open was granted the award as best national tournament.