Munich (dpa / lby) - The re-elected executive committee of the Bavarian Tennis Association (BTV) wants to focus more on the trend sport padel in the future. As the association announced after its ordinary general meeting in Bad Gögging, Lower Bavaria, "great attention" should be paid to this. The positive development of members is "also an obligation to continue leading tennis into a successful future with sustainable offers and projects," said association president Helmut Schmidbauer.
Padel is based on traditional tennis and is particularly popular in Spain and South America. The game is played on small fields with short rackets without strings. The Bavarian Tennis Association had around 317,000 members in March this year - that's around 14,000 members or almost five percent more than a year earlier.
Schmidbauer, together with his previous members of the Executive Committee, was re-elected for a further four years without opposition. In addition to Schmidbauer, the five-person committee also includes Vice Presidents Bernd Walther (finance and IT), Peter Aurnhammer (promoting talent and competitive sports), Christian Wenning (sport) and Vice President Sabine Mayer (club advice, training and development).