German Tennis Federation

The German Tennis Federation (German: Deutscher Tennis Bund, short form: DTB) is the governing body of tennis federations and clubs in Germany.

German Tennis Federation
Logo Deutscher Tennis Bund.svg
SportTennis
AbbreviationDTB
Founded1902
AffiliationInternational Tennis Federation (ITF)
Regional affiliationEurope (TE)
HeadquartersHamburg
PresidentUlrich Klaus [1]
Official website
www.dtb-tennis.de
Germany

It is the largest tennis federation in the world with more than 1,800,000 members.

Founded on 19 May 1902 in Berlin as the Deutscher Lawn Tennis Bund (DLTB) it is one of the oldest sport federations of the world. Its first president was Carl August von der Meden between 1902 and 1911.

In 1933, it passed a resolution stating that:

"No Jew may be selected for a national team or the Davis Cup. No Jewish or Marxist club or association may be affiliated with the German Tennis Federation. The player Dr. Prenn (a Jew) will not be selected for the Davis Cup team in 1933."[2]

It organises the International German Open at the Hamburger Rothenbaum, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup home matches.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis: Klaus zum neuen DTB-Präsidenten gewählt" (in German). Der Spiegel. 16 November 2014.
  2. ^ Joseph M. Siegman. The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

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