Tennis: Two teams dare the regional league adventure
Created: 01/13/2023, 03:00 p.m
By: Olaf Heid
Michael Hauser and the TCP men 40 are looking forward to their second year in the regional league. © Photo: Olaf Heid
At the moment the tennis winter round is in full swing, but the teams and clubs can already look forward to the coming summer.
With one reason: The Bavarian Tennis Association (BTV) has announced the national grouping.
District - This includes the regional league and the so-called BTV leagues (Bayernliga, Landesliga 1 and 2).
The district of Ebersberg is involved with a total of 19 teams, and this year there are even two representatives in the senior German division.
For the first time ever, the ladies 50 of the TC Steinhöring will open in the regional league south-east.
Last year, the formation around captain Liselotte Windstetter was the sovereign champion of the Bavarian League South.
After a long internal struggle as to whether one should dare to take the leap at all, they reported it, she explains.
"We want to risk it." The concerns were mainly due to the small squad size: In the BTV league there were four players, after the promotion to the Germany-wide class the Steinhöringers had to play six.
This knot has been untied.
"We now have two new players in the team," Windstetter is happy about the newcomers Brigitte "Lucy" Oggolter (changed from last year's opponent GW Luitpoldpark Munich) and Tina Altmann (from TV Feldkirchen).
The latter will even be the new number one.
"There are seven of us now, but we're looking for someone else," emphasizes the TCS captain.
But she and her committed community are looking forward to an exciting round from the beginning of May - the goal is to stay up in the league.
The opponents are all based in Bavaria and are quite interesting, Windstetter continued.
Only two more trips could threaten: From Franconia, only TSV Altenfurt and co-promoted TSV Grafenrheinfeld (champion Bavarian League North) belong to the women's 50 group.
On the other hand, the men 40 of the TC Pliening have their second year in the elite class ahead of them.
With an almost unchanged squad you want to survive against five well-known and two new opponents.
The two climbers TC GW Gräfelfing (South) and TC Herzogenaurach (North) classified TCP team leader Michael Hauser as difficult hurdles.
The teams from Leipzig and Dresden are also back at the start.
“But normally we shouldn't have to drive them to Saxony this time.
The association changes that,” Hauser knows.
“This could also give us four home games.
In the year of promotion there were only three.”
The BTV will determine exactly when and where it will start by the end of January at the latest.
The clubs only had time until Thursday to announce their objections to the provisional grouping.
The divisions for the region of southern Bavaria, i.e. all leagues under those of the BTV, are in preparation and, according to the association, should be published on January 20th.