Tennis is stylish: 62,000 new members at German clubs

DTB – German Tennis Association

Hamburg (different)

Tennis is one of the crucial fashionable sports activities in Germany. In 2022, the German Tennis Association (DTB) has 1,444,711 membership members. This is 62 thousand greater than final 12 months. The variety of tennis gamers elevated by nearly 4.5 %. The final time there was such a big enhance in membership was greater than 30 years in the past.

Dietloff von Arnim, president of the DTB, mentioned: “The growth of our membership is incredible. It is very gratifying to see that German tennis has grown considerably for 2 years in a row. Although this era is troublesome for our nationwide associations and clubs, we be ok with ourselves. Despite the corona pandemic, we’re in a position to appeal to extra individuals to our sport. can encourage. This is true in Germany and throughout genders in all age teams. This exhibits that tennis is very talked-about amongst youngsters, younger individuals and adults.”

The greatest enhance was 17,000 new entries within the 7-14 age group – similar to a rise of seven.8 per cent. The second largest group is 27 to 40-year-olds, the variety of membership gamers elevated by 14,561 individuals.

The Middle Rhine Tennis Association managed to achieve probably the most new members with a rise of 6.15 %. Next comes the Lower Saxony-Bremen Tennis Association with 5.94 %. Saxony, the state union of East Germany, is additionally among the many prime three, with membership development of 5.7 %.

Germany performs tennis and the Generali Tennis Starter brings individuals to the clubs

An upward development in membership growth has been noticed for a while. Despite the Corona pandemic and the decline within the variety of DOSB members, the variety of membership members has elevated by about 17,000 in 2021 alone.

This is due, amongst different issues, to the varied proposals of DTB and its state associations. Clubs are supported to optimize their operations with devoted recommendation and instruments, on a voluntary and largely voluntary foundation. The Germany Plays Tennis marketing campaign launched by DTB in 2007 attracts new members to taking part clubs. The Generali Tennis Starter challenge launched by DTB and Generali Deutschland AG to recruit members in 2020 is additionally going effectively. Generali Tennis Starter gives people the chance to attempt tennis totally free at a membership close to them.

But the optimistic development also needs to be accountable for the various successes of German tennis gamers in recent times round Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev. Sports fashions play an necessary position, particularly for the smallest ones.

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Press service of the German Tennis Association
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Original content material: DTB – Deutscher Tennis Bund eV, distributed by information aktuell


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