HTV honours many years of engagement in the HEAD Cup of TC Bruchköbel
Kai Burkhardt, President of the Hessian Tennis Association (HTV), showed up with a surprise at the ORTHOMOL Next Gen Series award ceremony. In the presence of District Administrator (Landrat) Thorsten Stolz, the first city councillor (ersten Stadträtin) in the town of Bruchköbel Ingrid Cammerzell, and Sieglind Weber, deputy Chair of the Sportkreis Main-Kinzig e.V., Kai honoured the long-term commitment for the ITF-Juniors tournament of the TCB, known since 2007 as HEAD Cup Bruchköbel.
Kai awarded our club host couple Marion und Jörg Schmidt each with the Honorary Letter of the HTV in recognition of their service to tennis. Both are also responsible for the care and maintenance of the club venue and have worked for the TCB for 25 years. And since the start of the tournament in 2001, both have contributed to the well-being of players and guests and thus to the success of the tournament.
Carsten Eberhardt (HEAD) and Stefan Schüßler (Sparkasse Hanau) were also awarded in their absence. Both have been the contact persons of our tournament sponsors active since 2007. They received the HTV Honorary Letter on behalf of our tournament namesake HEAD and tournament supporter Sparkasse Hanau in recognition of their services to tennis.
The Badge of Honour in Silver can be used to honour deserving board members who have rendered outstanding service to the club over the course of 20 years, as well as people who have worked in an extraordinary manner for the association and its subdivisions, as well as active players who have served the reputation of the association through outstanding commitment and above-average success.
According to Kai Burkhardt, Martin Fetzer, Tournament Director since 2007, and Sven Kurandt, Tournament Week Organiser since 2001, each meet several of the above-mentioned. And so, he honoured both with the Silver Badge of the Hessian Tennis-Association.
In his laudation, Kai Burkhardt praised Martin Fetzer’s role of tournament director as well as his further voluntary work as auditor (2 years) and treasurer over 8 years for the TCB, along with his assignments as DTB B head judge since 2016, e. g. at the Hessian Championships and in the Hessen League.
In honour of Sven Kurandt, Kai Burkhardt emphasized additionally to his role as tournament week organiser his decades of work as a committed and successful tennis coach, and furthermore his successes as a player (3. place Mixed World Championships, 3. Place German Championships, Hessen Champion and for decades TCB team player, currently in the Regionalliga Men 40).
The timing of the award was chosen as the hosting of this year’s HEAD Cup Bruchköbel operated by Michel Hotel, the 20th ITF Juniors tournament of the TCB, remains uncertain due to the travel restrictions associated with the Convid-19 pandemic. The current tournament planning targets the date September 12 – 20, 2020.