Thomas Oberwalder is our new IFBT delegate for Germany. He has experience in sports as Managing Director of a pro sports media from 1991 to 2007, in car racing, american football, soccer, and ice hockey. He has worked for the media commission of the German Tennis Federation. In sports of beach tennis, he is the organizer of the IFBT tournaments in Warnemünde. He is also working with the local University to develop beach tennis.
Unfortunately the Belgian and international beach tennis family has to say goodbye to Jan Vierendeels (49 years old). He died this week in his town Lebbeke (BEL).
We will remember Jan as a very sportive, intelligent and respected player, enjoying beachtennis since 2005. He participated at different IFBT tournaments in Ravenna and Belgium.
During his beachtennis career he also became Belgian Champion 400 meters in the Category Master.
Once again, the world championships will be held in Catalan lands (Spain), this year it changes its location to the city of Castelldefels, a tourist place near Barcelona with great and beautiful beaches.
The championship will have one central court with stands, one secondary court with seats, and thirteen additional courts, physiotherapy, AID, shops, lunch services and tents for players.