Centre Court, Bad Homburg: Now, a fixed point on the Tennis map of the world

a Few minutes before his first big public appearance of the new grass will be mowed at the tennis club in Bad Homburg once again fresh. Like his famous role mod

Centre Court, Bad Homburg: Now, a fixed point on the Tennis map of the world

a Few minutes before his first big public appearance of the new grass will be mowed at the tennis club in Bad Homburg once again fresh. Like his famous role model in Wimbledon, the care of the Showpiece of the facility in the Spa Park down to the Millimeter is. At the official opening of the "Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court" on Saturday, the course is presented in a perfect condition. A lush green stage for the Show-double with Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, Fed Cup-team-in-chief Rainer Schüttler, Davis-Cup-captain Michael Kohlmann and the local Mara Guth from Usingen-Merzhausen.

Bernhard Biener

correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the high Taunus district.

F. A. Z.

Pirmin Clossé

sports editor.

F. A. Z.

Around 100 invited guests of honour, sponsors, and media representatives are present. Distributed in accordance with strict hygiene rules on Seating cubes, deck chairs, and to stand one and one-half feet apart tables, always. The organizer has made a conscious decision to open the event for spectators to be able to the Corona-protection rules to take better control of. The Bad Homburg tennis fans will be in 2021 if the new women's tennis tournament will hopefully be celebrating his this year, suspended the Premiere. The system will then present you with bleachers, is on one on Saturday featured Simulation.

grass needs special care

mayor Alexander Hetjes (CDU), a "proud, is that Bad Homburg has now become a fixed point on the Tennis map of the world". Even if the first premium on account of the Corona-pandemic a year longer to wait. Angelique Kerber, the company operates as a tournament Ambassador and their Management organized the tournament, is also full of anticipation. "Of course, it was extremely bitter to be able to this time, but have yet to play here," she says: "But now I look forward even more to next year."

any idea what can cause the traction of the prominence and the connection to Wimbledon, was the television coverage on Saturday. The attention for the name of Bad Homburg, was a key reason why management and policy last year in the quickly the requirements for a professional pass-through of the tournament have created. Now the pandemic has prevented the tournament in England, and thus the preparatory games in Bad Homburg. The lawn, however, is available and gives the tennis club an exclusive offer.

the Chairman of The Association, Uwe Eyles speaks of a "special coating". Because it is there but only in Bad Homburg, he is not suitable for the power players. You need to claim, finally, elsewhere on the Sand. In addition, only the Centre Court can be used. The other two, on the side next to the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad, landscaped grass pitches remain the WTA-tournament reserved – with regard to the neighborhood, but also because of the care burden. "Since it's not done with a lawnmower," says Spa Director Holger Reuter. The casino as a subsidiary of urban Kur - und Kongress-GmbH financed the city's share of the costs and gives the Centre Court his name.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 05:20

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