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16 September 2012 Wardenburg (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2012 in Wardenburg. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Timo Hufnagel, runner-up: Maximilian Speicher.
Women-Singles, winner: Nicole Schellert, runner-up: Vera Vollhase.
Men-Doubles, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Tim Flender & Christian Kaempfer.
Men-Doubles WTF, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Maximilian Speicher & Klaus Riehm.
Women-Doubles, winner: Sabrina Westphal & Silke von Aschwege, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Alexandra Boelsen.
Women-Doubles WTF, winner: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Guethling, runner-up: Katharina Hemme & Alexandra Boelsen.
Mixed, winner: Vera Vollhase & Reinhard Plog, runner-up: Nicole Schellert & Sascha Schneider.

25 May 2012 Vavuniya (SRI)
Tenniquoits is making its first appearance in Sri Lanka, and has developed a small but committed fan-base in just two months. Three coaching sessions in different parts of Vavuniya District were held. Sports clubs, government youth services, teachers and NGOs have taken part. The first tournament was held on April 21st, in Vavuniya town at Young Star Sports Club with around 50 players. Men’s and women’s singles honours went to Sritharan Suresh (Ampaall Sports Club) and Sathurka (Muslim High School) respectively. Buvanendiran, who in future may be considered the ‘father of Sri Lankan tennikoit’,paired up with his colleague S. Sarusan to win the men’s doubles, while Sathurka also won the women’s doubles with Niroja. Interest in tennikoit increased as a result of the tournament, including one sports coach in the Sri Lanka Navy. Getting tennikoit adopted by Sri Lanka’s armed forces, who are a major promoter of sport, would be a great boost. Steve Harknett, Project Manager Sports at Handicap International , who organized the tournament together with Buvanendiran summarizes: “Now that we’ve planted the seeds of Tenniquoits in Sri Lanka we’re trying the best we can with our limited means to help them grow.”

24 May 2012 Doi Mai (ROM)
Each summer at Doi Mai, a small location at the Black Sea in Romania a group of enthusiasts play Tenniquoits (they call it just Ring) at the beach on sand. This reported Alexandru Tudora towards the WTF recently. He explained that he already plays Tenniquoits since nearly 30 years. Great to know, that our sport is known in some more countries than assumed. We would like to welcome the players of Romania to become part of our worldwide Tenniquoits family. Congratulations for saving this sport over such a long time at this isolated place without getting in contact with other groups or nations. The Romanian players must be real Tenniquoits lovers.

23 May 2012 Baltrum (GER)
Germany successfull retained the Challenge Cup trophy on North-Sea island Baltrum. In a tight competition against Poland, Germany II and Belarus the experts of Cupholder Germany decided the match against Poland by more won games overall matches. The match against Poland itself ended 20:20. Germany II ended on rank 3 before Belarus. The 5th edition of the Challenge Cup “Ringo meets Ringtennis” was a great challenge indeed, it was really challenging and exhausting to play a three days event at the beach on sand. However, Baltrum we would like to come back for another edition of this great outdoor event.

22 May 2012 Baltrum (GER)
At the first International Beach Cup on North-Sea island Baltrum (Germany) three nations played tough competitions at Ringo and Ringtennis. Jürgen Öttel and Vera Vollhase from Germany won the Men-Singles/Women-Singles event against players of Germany, Poland and Belarus. Baltrum saw the first international competition at the beach on sand. Mighty dives and acrobatic catches attracted the audience and proofed that Ringtennis at the beach could be a popular version to gain interest at the wider public. The Ringo competitions have been won by Polish combinations: At the Men-Doubles young Piotr Blach and Piotr Pawlak were successful while at the Women-Doubles their country companions Paulyna Wangryn and Magdalena Stankiewicz climbed the top.

21 May 2012 Kathmandu (NEP)/Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The Nepal Tenniquoits Federation is officially accepted as next member of the WTF. Mrs. Yashodhara Pant, President of the Nepal Tenniquoits Federation is directing a Higher Secondary School in Kathmandu. With this Nepal came back as member of the WTF- family and promises to be an active part of our community. We all welcome the new Nepal federation and are happy to have one more Asian country within our international body. Hopefully we will see sportsmen of the wonderful Himalayan country at the next World Championships 2014 in South Africa.

18 April 2012 Wehbach (GER)
After more than five years, the reigning world champion Dominic Schubardt (GER) has lost his top position in the WTF World Ranking. The WTF decided to count the pre—Challenge Cup tournament in Kieselbronn in October 2011 as an International Open tournament, thus also awarding World Ranking points to the participants. With his victory in the final against Timo Hufnagel (GER), Alexej Ermak (GER) now claims the top position by over 300 points.

03 April 2012 Vavuniya (Sri Lanka)
First contacts from Sri Lanka have been established towards the WTF. Steve Harknett, project manager for sports and his colleage Buvanendiran are busy in bringing Tenniquoits to a group of disabled and non-disabled players in Vavuniya, located in the North of Sri Lanka. Buvanendiran discovered Tenniquoits in India and brought it to Sri Lanka. First tournament will take place at 21st of April.

16 February 2012 Konstanz (GER)
Heinz Mueller, Honorary Member of the World Tenniquoits Federation died today in Konstanz at the age of 90 years. Heinz Mueller successfully developed first relationships to Tenniquoits players of South Africa in the 70ties and Poland long before the World Tenniquoits Federation was founded. He was appointed as Honorary Member in 2010 during the 2nd World Championships in Koblenz, Germany. We have to be thankful for his achievements and his activities for our sport Tenniquoits. We will keep him in good remembrance for ever.

04 February 2012 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Singles Championships 2012 in Vanderbijlpark. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Richter van Tonder, runner-up: Craig Ogilvie.
Women-Singles, winner: Lenize Potgieter, runner-up: Melicia Sauer.

19 January 2012 Auckland (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation held their National Championships 2012 in Auckland. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Craig Halliday, runner-up: Ken Mercer.
Women-Singles, winner: Judith Mercer, runner-up: Y. Misseldine.
Men-Doubles, winner: Murray Nash & Ken Mercer.
Women-Doubles, winner: Judith Mercer & Y. Misseldine, runner-up: Yanny Split & Delwyn Rolfe.
Mixed, winner: Angela Nash & Ken Mercer, runner-up: Yanny Split & Alan Coates.

9th January 2012 Nairobi (KEN)/Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The Kenya Ringo Sports Association is officially accepted as next member of the WTF. Francis Juma, President of the Kenya Ringo Association got in touch with Tenniquoits during the Challenge Cup in Minsk. After observing the Tenniquoits matches of the Challenge Cup he immediately decided to apply for membership at the WTF and to spread this sport in his home country Kenya. Congratulations and good luck from side of the WTF.
Kenya is the twelth member country since the foundation of the WTF in April 2004 and the third member, which also is part of the International Ringo Federation.

26th November 2011 Baltrum (GER)
The 5th Challenge Cup 2012 is going to be held on German North-Sea Island Baltrum from 16 th to 20th May 2012. The competition schedule is containing an international Ringo and Ringtennis tournament as well. All competitions are going to be played at the beach on Sand. The event is a cooperation of the World Tenniquoits Federation and the Lower Saxony Gymnastic Federation. Join the event and add some days off at wonderful maritim athmosphere.

16th November 2011 Green Field, Gandhinagar, Jammu (India)
The Tennikoit Federation of India held their National Championships 2011 at Green Field, Gandhinagar, Jammu. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: E. Arivaz Hagan, runner-up: P. Mariappan.
Women-Singles, winner: Ramedevi, runner-up: Sameera Begum.
Men-Doubles, winner: Narayana Surya & D. Samuel, runner-up: Goutham & Jagan.
Women-Doubles, winner: Saritha & Revithi, runner-up: Amrutha & Syama Swaminathan.
Mixed, winner: Arun Karthik & Selva Shanmuga, runner-up: Sugesh & Ahna Mariums.

6th November 2011 Minsk (Belarus)
The German team won the 4th edition of the Challenge Cup ‘Ringo meets Ringtennis’ in Minsk after three years of Polish victories. Poland became second while South Africa secured the bronce medal. Host Belarus ended up on rank four. The 4 nations Challenge Cup was a big success with a lot of attracting and tight matches. Many thanks to host Belarus and congratulations to winner Germany.

30 October 2011 Kieselbronn (GER)
The South African Junior Team (Under 23) hammered their German opponents down with 14:6 points at the test-match in Pforzheim/Kieselbronn (GER). Congratulations to the team of captains Craig Ogilvie and Bronwin Human. This will favour the team from the cape for the upcoming Challenge-Cup in Minsk (BLR).

27 October 2011 Dayton (USA)
General Secretary WTF Reinhard Plog met the founder of the US Ring Tennis Federation Michael Abiodun in Dayton, Ohio (USA). Michael Abiodun confirmed that he is still engaged to bring a team to the World Cup 2014 in South Africa. His further strategy is to find some more enthusiastic companions for support and demonstrating this sport to a wider public in the US and Canada before concretely preparing to form an US-Team for 2014.

24 October 2011 Minsk (BLR)
From the 4th to 6th of November the Belarus Ringo federation is conducting its X. International tournament in capital city Minsk. More than six nations are going to participate at the competitions. During this event the 4th edition of the Challenge Cup Ringo meets Tenniquoits will be held with participating nations from South Africa, Poland, Germany and host Belarus.

21 October 2011 Kieselbronn (GER)
South African Junior Team Under 23 is touring Europe from end of October to 7th of November and crossing the countries Germany and Belarus. At the 30th of October they will play a test-match against a German Junior team at Kieselbronn (Germany). This is going to be a tough match, because Lenize Potgieter, the current World Champion Women-Singles, is leading the South African players against an ambitious German team. The match will start at 11:00 am at the Gym of Benckiserpark in Kieselbronn/Pforzheim.

22 September 2011 Paris (F)
Paul Mandel from Paris (France) intends to establish Tenniquoits in France. Paul played Decktennis at his holidays at Tahiti-Beach, Casablanca (Morocco) in the fifties and sixties. He contacted Secretary General Reinhard Plog for attending a training session at a German club and to discuss the procedure for a successful launch of Tenniquoits in France. Therefore he will visit the club training of SG Suderwich, Recklinghausen (Germany) this weekend.

16 September 2011 Frankfurt/Main (GER)
The National Indian Tenniquoits Trainer Obaiah Kumar visited Germany in order to be witness of the German Championships 2011 in Hünxe. Moreover he visited Hamburg and Recklinghausen for training sessions with German Club and National players. Kumar followed an invitation of the WTF with purpose to learn more about the international rules and the European style to jump for the ring while receiving and returning it. Kumar moreover obtained the task to offer training sessions to other South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

11 September 2011 Hünxe-Bruckhausen (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2011 in Hünxe-Bruckhausen. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Timo Hufnagel, runner-up: Andre Katzberg.
Women-Singles, winner: Vera Vollhase, runner-up: Nicole Schellert.
Men-Doubles, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Alexej Ermak & Maximilian Speicher.
Men-Doubles WTF, winner: Alexej Ermak & Maximilian Speicher, runner-up: Sebastian Weber & Christian Kämpfer.
Women-Doubles, winner: Nicole Schellert & Raba Krasniqi, runner-up: Alexandra Boelsen & Michaela Güthling.
Women-Doubles WTF, winner: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Güthling, runner-up: Nadine Mayer & Naemi Singrün.
Mixed, winner: Vera Vollhase & Reinhard Plog, runner-up: Stefanie Kaiser & Christian Kämpfer.

23 July 2011 Konstanz (GER)
WTF Honorary member Heinz Müller (Germany) celebrated his 90th anniversary this year. Congratulations, good luck and health for the coming years from side of the WTF.

06 July 2011 Sao Paulo (BRA)
Arne Engel, Tenniquoits player from Hamburg, Germany went to Brazil for his new job at the German school in Sao Paulo. He also will get the coach of the Brazilian Tenniquoits players from Clube Athletico Sao Paulo. The main goal is to prepare the Brazilian Tenniquoits team for the next World Cup 2014 in South Africa.

12 March 2011 Mannheim (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2011 in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg). The club of SG Suderwich defeats PSG Mannheim with 12:8 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning team of SG Suderwich from side of the WTF.

05 February 2011 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Championships 2011 in Vanderbijlpark. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Richter van Tonder, runner-up: Craig Ogilvie.
Women-Singles, winner: Lenize Potgieter, runner-up: Melicia Sauer.
Men-Doubles, winner: Hanno Pienaar & Bertus le Roux, runner-up: Rowan van Tonder & Craig Ogilvie.
Women-Doubles, winner: Heleen Potgieter & Lenize Potgieter, runner-up: Irmarie Kruger & Melicia Sauer.
Mixed, winner: Heleen Potgieter & Richter van Tonder, runner-up: Lenize Potgieter & Hanno Pienaar.

01 February 2011 Napier (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation held their National Championships 2011 in Napier. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: X. Misseldine, runner-up: Darren Stockman.
Women-Singles, winner: Y. Misseldine, runner-up: Donna Miller.
Men-Doubles, winner: X. & Z. Misseldine, runner-up: Alan Coates & Des Duthie.
Women-Doubles, winner: Yanny Split & Margaret Duthie, runner-up: Donna Miller & Annette Stockman.
Mixed, winner: X. Misseldine & June Campbell-Tong, runner-up: Alan Coates & Yanny Split.

12 December 2010 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The following persons have been announced as members of the new built WTF referee board: Andrej Konan (Belarus), Johan Ferreira (South Africa) and Marikanti Viswanadham (India). For the membership at the WTF Technical Committee the following persons have been announced by their federations: Tim Volmer (Germany), Evert Potgieter (South Africa), Mariusz Wangryn (Poland) and Srinivasan Ravi (India). Congratulations and good luck for their work in the name of the WTF.

06 October 2010 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The International Tenniquoits Rules and Playing Modes confirmed at the General Meeting of the WTF are valid since today and have been updated accordingly. New president of the WTF is Mr. Hein van der Lith, new vice president is Mr. M.V.M. Velmurugan.

05 September 2010 Kieselbronn (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2010 in Kieselbronn. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Alexej Ermak, runner-up: Timo Hufnagel.
Women-Singles, winner: Vera Vollhase, runner-up: Nicole Schellert.
Men-Doubles, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Peter Meyer & Maximilian Speicher.
Women-Doubles, winner: Sarah Kissinger & Sophia Speicher, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Güthling.
Mixed, winner: Sabrina Westphal & Dominic Schubardt, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Reinhard Plog.

06 August 2010 Koblenz (GER)
Congratulations to the South African Team for winning the Second World Championship for Teams. They won their most important matches against India (18 – 2) and runner-up Germany (12 – 8). Have a look at the Results page!

03 August 2010 Koblenz (GER)
Congratulations to Michaela Güthling/Nicole Schellert (GER) and Timo Hufnagel/Maximilian Speicher (GER) for winning the WTF Competition in Free Style Doubles. Runner-ups are Sarah Kissinger/Melanie Böttcher (GER) and Tim Flender/Andre Katzberg (GER).

02 August 2010 Koblenz (GER)
Congratulations to Heleen Potgieter/Lenize Potgieter (RSA) and Dominic Schubardt/Maximilian Speicher (GER) for winning the WTF Competition in Alternating Doubles. Runner-ups are Vera Vollhase/Sabrina Westphal (GER) and Alexej Ermak/Jürgen Öttel (GER). Moreover, Lakshman Rao/Kumar Govindarajan secured the 3rd place in Men’s Doubles and won the first medal of the tournament for India.

01 August 2010 Koblenz (GER)
Congratulations to Lenize Potgieter (RSA) and Dominic Schubardt (GER) for winning the Second World Championships in Women’s and Men’s Singles. Runner-ups are Vera Vollhase (GER) and Alexej Ermak (GER).

31 July 2010 Koblenz (GER)
Congratulations to Sabrina Westphal (GER) and Christian Herzog (GER) for winning the WTF Competition in Mixed Doubles. Runner-ups are Lenize Potgieter (RSA) and Hanno Pienaar (RSA).

27 July 2010 Recklinghausen (GER)
The South African National Team has won a friendly match against the team of the Westphalian Turnerbund featuring German national players Vera Vollhase and Michaela Güthling. After two rounds of very close singles matches, during which Hanno Pienaar beat the current German Champion Reinhard Plog with 33-31 and the South African No. 1 Lenize Potgieter beat Vera Vollhase with 43-41, the South Africans in the end clearly won with 18-6, only losing one singles, mixed doubles and doubles match respectively.

01 July 2010 Munich (GER)
The basic time and competition schedule for the 2nd World Championships 2010 in Koblenz has been completed by Mr. Klaus Riehm, responsible for the smooth running of all competions during this event, starting with the Mixed tournament on Saturday, 31st of July up to the closing competition World Championships for Teams on Friday, 6th of August. You will find the time and competion schedule at folder World Cup 2010.

16 June 2010 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The following nations meanwhile announced their delegation members for the 2nd World Championships 2010 in Koblenz/Germany: South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Poland, Belarus and Germany. India confirmed its participation with a full team while USA is still busy in selecting a powerful squad for Germany. With this the 2nd World Championships will welcome 8 nations at least. About 130 players and officials will share this great international event in the name of Tenniquoits.

01 May 2010 Siegen (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation announced their delegation members for the 2nd World Championships in Koblenz.
Men players: Dominic Schubardt, Timo Hufnagel, Maximilian Speicher, Christian Herzog, Alexej Ermak and Jürgen Öttel.
Women players: Sabrina Westphal, Vera Vollhase, Nicole Schellert, Michaela Güthling, Sarah Kissinger and Melanie Böttcher.
Coach: Mario Müller, Manager: Silke von Aschwege, Referee: Gunther Kaiser. Congratulations from side of th WTF.

17 April 2010 Minsk (BLR)
The Belorussian Ringo Federation conducted their first national Ringtennis championships in Minsk recently. Andrej Konan won the single competition while Ivan Koltun/ Aliaksandr Shuliakouski won the men-doubles competition. Andrej Konan confirmed that Belarus players are looking forward to participate at the 2nd World Championships in Koblenz this year. The youngest member of the WTF want to sent minimum 10 players for their first international competitions at Tenniquoits to Germany.

21 March 2010 Koblenz (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2010 in Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate). The club of PSG Mannheim defeats SG Suderwich with 16:0 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning team of PSG Mannheim from side of the WTF.

06 February 2010 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Championships 2010 in Vanderbijlpark and Alberton. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Richter van Tonder, runner-up: Bertus le Roux.
Women-Singles, winner: Lenize Potgieter, runner-up: Heleen Potgieter.
Men-Doubles, winner: Richter van Tonder & Justin Kokott, runner-up: Bertus le Roux & Hanno Pienaar.
Women-Doubles, winner: Heleen Potgieter & Lenize Potgieter, runner-up: Irmarie Kruger & Maureen Potgieter.
Mixed, winner: Miriam Hartman & Richter van Tonder, runner-up: Lenize Potgieter & Justin Kokott.

14 January 2010 Wellington (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation held their National Championships 2010 in Wellington. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Craig Halliday, runner-up: David Saunders.
Women-Singles, winner: Judith Mercer, runner-up: Linda Adams.
Men-Doubles, winner: Craig Halliday & Richard Beevers, runner-up: David Saunders & Steve Webster.
Women-Doubles, winner: Fiona Webster & Linda Adams, runner-up: Geraldine Wayers & Judith Mercer.
Mixed, winner: Fiona & Steve Webster, runner-up: David Saunders & Donna Neill.

06 December 2009 Rossdorf (GER)
Represenatives of the Belarussian Ringo Federation visited Germany for a weekend to study how to play international Tenniquoits. The four-headed group around President Ivan Koltun attended a training session of German national squad players and also saw the third match day of the German top league. The players from Belarussian capitol town Minsk enjoyed their first trip to Germany as guests of the local club SKG Rossdorf near Frankfurt.

01 December 2009 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)/Minsk (BLR)
The Belarusian Ringo Association became the 11th member of the World Tenniquoits Federation. President Ivan Koltun applied for membership recently and the General Meeting of the WTF voted with “Yes” to welcome Belarus as new member of the international Tenniquoits family. Congratulations to Ivan and all Belarusian players of Ringo and Tenniquoits. The officials of the Belarusian Ringo Federation stated that they want to participate at the World Championships 2010 in Germany.

08 November 2009 Minsk (BLR)
During a Ringo tournament in Minsk (Belarus) Mr Axel Runkel, head of German Tenniquoits division will demonstrate Tenniquoits towards several nations from Eastern Europe. The Belarussian Ringo Federation is interested to join the World Tenniquoits Federation and to participate in the 2nd World Championships 2010 in Koblenz, Germany. To give them a better start, the WTF invited some players of Belarus for a preparation training at the beginning of December in Roßdorf, Germany.

06 September 2009 Siegen (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2009 in Siegen. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Reinhard Plog, runner-up: Dominic Schubardt.
Women-Singles, winner: Sabrina Westphal, runner-up: Vera Vollhase.
Men-Doubles, winner: Tim Flender & Andre Katzberg, runner-up: Dominic Schubardt & Gregor Stöcker.
Women-Doubles, winner: Sabrina Westphal & Silke von Aschwege, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Güthling.
Mixed, winner: Sabrina Westphal & Dominic Schubardt, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Reinhard Plog.

21 June 2009 Poltusk (POL)
The Polish National Tenniquoits-team won the third edition of the “Ringo meets Ringtennis – Challenge Cup” against a German Challenge-Cup selection. The matches at Ringo and Tenniquoits were held in Poltusk, a small town about 50 km in the North from capitol city Warsaw. Germany won the Tenniquoits test-match with 20:0 points like Poland won the Ringo test-match with 20:0 points. The event was decided by the higher amount of total rings for Poland (213) in comparison to Germany with 201 rings. Interesting to see that the Polish players improved their way to play Tenniquoits and optimized their style to catch difficult shots of the German players. Besides the competition the Polish Ringtennis Society gave their confirmation to participate at the coming World Tenniquoits Championships next year in Koblenz, Germany. Moreover the Belorussian Ringo Federation showed interest in joining the WTF and in participating at this biggest event of the sport Tenniquoits in 2010.

07 June 2009 Frankfurt (GER)
The German Perspective Team won against the South African Festival Selection with 12 to 8 match points at a challenge team competition, conducted at the International German Gymnastic Festival. At the most exciting and tight match of this team-competition Germanys upcoming national player Alexej Ermac (Munich) won his men-singles against the former champion from South Africa Hanno Pienaar with 30 to 28 ring points. Timo Hufnagel (Germany) won the men.singles competition at the festival tournament while Vera Vollhase (Germany) secured the first rank at the women-singles. Hanno Pienaar (South Africa) won the men-doubles title together with his German companion Thomas Bleile against the South African twins Richter and Rowan van Tonder.

03 April 2009 Singapore (SGP)
WTF Vice-President India M.V.M Velmurugan and a selection of Indian top-level players are currently visiting Singapore in order to promote Tenniquoits in this country. His objective is to support Singapore in founding a national federation and to win Singapore as next Tenniquoits playing country in Asia and for the World Tenniquoits Federation.

28 March 2009 Recklinghausen (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2009 in Recklinghausen. The local club SG Suderwich defeats PSG Mannheim with 10:6 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning players of SG Suderwich Vera Vollhase, Michaela Güthling, Alexandra Boelsen, Brüning Cords, Alexej Ermak, Reinhard Albers and Reinhard Plog from side of the WTF.

12 February 2009 Pultusk (POL)
The third edition of “Ringo meets Ringtennis Challenge-Cup” will be held from 20th to 21st of June in Pultusk Poland. Partitipating nations will be Poland, Belarus, Lithuania and Germany.

07 February 2009 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Single Championships 2009 in Vanderbijlpark. Congratulations to the winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Bertus le Roux, runner-up: Richter van Tonder.
Women-Singles, winner: Irmarie Kruger, runner-up: Yolanda van Staden.

03 January 2009 Wellington (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation held their National Championships 2008 in Wellington. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Ken Mercer, runner-up: Murray Nash.
Women-Singles, winner: Judith Mercer, runner-up: Geraldine Wayers.
Men-Doubles, winner: Ken Mercer & Murray Nash, runner-up: Peter Bennetts & Dave Saunders.
Women-Doubles, winner: Geraldine Wayers & Judith Mercer, runner-up: Lindsay Henderson & Linda Serow.
Mixed, winner: Judith & Ken Mercer, runner-up: Geraldine & Albert Wayers.

12 December 2008 Michigan (USA)
Michael Abiodun from Michigan in USA is short before launching a 600 pages book on the sport of Tenniquoits in USA. After finding a publisher the book should be available at all kind of schools, colleges, universities and private and public libraries. Moreover Michael, who played competitive Ringtennis years before in US, intends to form an US-Federation for Tenniquoits and aims to become member of the World Tenniquoits Fedaration. Good luck from side of the WTF. We would be lucky to welcome America at international Tenniquoits scenery.

17 November 2008 Suwon (KOR)
Tenniquoits is known in more countries of the world than assumed. In South Korea Tenniquoits is not practised as competetive sport. But Lee Jong, Professor for Physical Education of Suwon University near Seoul knows about Tenniquoits and teaches this sport as recreational game. Moreover Tenniquoits is part of the Asian Traditional Sports Games Association (ATSGA), which is headed by Professor Lee Jong.

16 November 2008 Ernakulam (IND)
The Tennikoit Federation of India held their National Championships 2008 in Ernakulam (Province: Kerala). Congratulations to winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: B. Murali, runner-up: Narayanan Surya, G.
Women-Singles, winner: Sameera Begum, runner-up: Radha.

25 September 2008 Koblenz (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division officially fixed the date and location for the 2nd World Championships 2010 in Germany: The World Championships will be held from 31st of July till 6th of August 2010 in Koblenz – Germany. The town Koblenz is located in the middle of Germany at the Rhine-River, one of the biggest and longest rivers in Europe, surrounded by vineyards and hills.

15 September 2008 Buenos Aires (ARG)
The Argentinian Tenniquoits players recently finished their first Open Tournament with 15 participants (12 from Argentina, 2 from Chile, 1 from Spain). Winners are Ricardo Acuna (ARG) and Alicia Canuelo (ESP).

11 September 2008 Faisalabad (PAK)
Mr. Usmaan Ali has been elected as new Secretary General of the Pakistan Tenniquoits Federation at the recently held General Meeting. Congratulations and best wishes from side of the World Tenniquoits Federation.

07 September 2008 Karben (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2008 in Karben. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Maximilian Speicher, runner-up: Timo Hufnagel.
Women-Singles, winner: Sabrina Westphal, runner-up: Vera Vollhase.
Men-Doubles, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Tim Flender & Andre Katzberg.
Women-Doubles, winner: Sabrina Westphal & Silke von Aschwege, runner-up: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Güthling.
Mixed, winner: Vera Vollhase & Reinhard Plog, runner-up: Sabrina Westphal & Dominic Schubardt.

03 August 2008 Minsk (BLR)
Tenniquoits is played by the Belorussian Ringo Federation during the summer month. Andrej Konan of Belorussia requested for support to introduce Tenniquoits beneath the already played sport Ringo. The German Tenniquoits Division supported the Belorussian players with rings and match sets. With this Belorussia hopefully will partitipate at the next edition of the Challenge Cup “Ringo meets Tenniquoits” in 2009. Below you see a Belorussian player on grass.

01 June 2008 Faisalabad (PAK)
Tenniquoits has been introduced at the University of Faisalabad (Pakistan). Three indoor-courts are available now for students of the 2nd biggest university of Pakistan to learn and play the game of Tenniquoits. Due to information of Usmaan Ali, speaker of the Pakistan Tenniquoits Federation, Tenniquoits has been known already by representatives of the university. It probably has been played in the 1980′s in Pakistan as decktennis.

16 May 2008 Siegen (Germany)
The first preparation meeting for the 2nd World Championships 2010 has been held by the World Championships Organisation Committee of Germany in Siegen (Germany) recently. The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation will conduct this highest international event of Tenniquoits around July/August 2010 in Karlsruhe, which is located in the South of Germany. Hopefully all member nations of the WTF are ready to partitipate with full teams to give this event a dignified frame.

21 April 2008 Koblenz (Germany)
With effect from 21st April 2008 the World Tenniquoits Federation is an officially accepted international association governed by German law. Thanks to all members for helping to fulfill the registration requirements of the local district court of the town Koblenz, Germany. The successful registration is another valuable step to increase the meaning of the sport Tenniquoits worldwide.

28 March 2008 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
Seven players around Secretary General Syed Nuruzzaman of Bangladesh Tenniquoits Federation partitipated at the 39th edition of the traditional South African Tournament, held in Vanderbijlpark from 22nd to 25th of March. First time ever players of young Bangladesh federation visited South Africa.

28 March 2008 Warsaw (POL)
The Polish Ringo Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ringo) has become the 10th member of the World Tenniquoits Federation. President Krystyna Aniol-Strzyzewska of Polish Ringo Society applied for membership recently and the General Meeting of the WTF voted with “Yes” to become Poland as new member of the international Tenniquoits family. Congratulations to Krystyna and all Polish players of Ringo and Tenniquoits. The officials of the Polish Ringo Society stated that they want to partitipate at the World Championships 2010 in Germany as well.

28 March 2008 Wellington (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation held their National Championships 2008 in Wellington. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Alan McPherson, runner-up: Albert Wayers.
Women-Singles, winner: Judith Mercer, runner-up: Yanny Split.
Men-Doubles, winner: Alan McPherson & Richard Beevers, runner-up: Ken Mercer & Albert Wayers.
Women-Doubles, winner: Geraldine Wayers & Judith Mercer, runner-up: Yanny Split & Jeanny Beevers.
Mixed, winner: Geraldine & Albert Wayers, runner-up: Judith & Ken Mercer.

26 March 2008 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The Pakistan Tenniquoits Federation (P.T.K.F.) under leadership of President Dr. Fawad Subhani proofed that the organisation is registrated at Punjab Sports Board since March 2006. With this the P.T.K.F remains officially accepted as member of the WTF. The registration of P.T.K.F will be extended to Pakistan Sports Board within the current year as well. This was stated by Usmaan Ali, direct assistant of President Dr. Fawad Subhani.

22 March 2008 Hamburg (GER)
The Polish Under 21-team won the second edition of the “Ringo meets Ringtennis – Challenge Cup” against the German Under 21-squad. The matches at Ringo and Ringtennis (Tenniquoits) were held during the 29th traditional Hummel-Tournament in Hamburg (Germany). Germany won the Ringtennis test-match with 20:0 points like Poland won the Ringo test-match with 20:0 points. The event was decided by the higher amount of total rings for Poland (384) in comparison to Germany with 372 rings. The Polish team visited Germany for a one week stay in Koblenz and Hamburg. During this stay the Polish Ringo Society applied to become member of the WTF and signed the necessary documents for registration of WTF at local court.

15 March 2008 Alberton (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Championships 2008 in Alberton. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Hanno Pienaar, runner-up: Bertus le Roux.
Women-Singles, winner: Maureen Potgieter, runner-up: Irmarie Kruger.
Men-Doubles, winner: Bertus Le Roux & Hanno Pienaar, runner-up : Richter & Rowan van Tonder.
Women-Doubles, winner : Heleen Potgieter & Felicia Sauer, runner-up : Irmarie Kruger & Miriam Hartman.
Mixed, winner: Bertus le Roux & Heleen Potgieter, runner-up: Leanda Coetzee & Richter van Tonder.

15 March 2008 Mannheim (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2008 in Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg). The club of PSG Mannheim defeats SG Suderwich with 13:3 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning team of PSG Mannheim from side of the WTF.

22 February 2008 Balgowlah Heights (AUS)
The WTF recently found out that Tenniquoits must have been played at the 20ies of the last century at Australian schools around the Sidney area. Matches between schools of that area have been held regularly at that time. The Australian name for Tenniquoits was Decktennis or Circlos. There still seem to be schools in Australia, which continued to play Circlos till now.

11 February 2008 San Francisco (USA)
Tenniquoits is also known as Ringtennis, Decktennis or Tennikoit in different countries of the world. Now Gernot Horn, former German Tenniquoits-Champion, found out that another similar sport must have been played in USA since 1921. This sport was named Quoitennis and has been developed by the American Cleve F. Shaffer. The main area, where Quoitennis has been invented and played at that time seems to be the Western coast of the USA. The first Quoits have been produced by the company Dek-Sales & Co in San Francisco. Hopefully there will be some enthusiastic people left, who know about Quoitennis in order to make contacts.

12 January 2008 Koblenz (GER)
Mr. Gunthard Kissinger (Germany) has been elected as Commissioner Europe WTF by the Executive Committee recently. His goal is to spread Tenniquoits into more countries across Europe. Congratulations and good luck for this new challenge from side of the World Tenniquoits Federation.

06 January 2008 Hamburg (GER)
The 2nd Challenge Cup for Tenniquoits and Ringo will take place from 22nd to 23rd of March 2008 between Germany and Poland at Hamburg (Germany). A Polish delegation will visit Germany for one week at the two towns Koblenz and Hamburg. This meeting is already the third edition of both neighbour countries since 2006. The first competitions between Poland and Germany took place exactly 20 years ago at the year 1988 in Hamburg as well. So this will be a real historical event.

10 December 2007 Bangalore (IND)
The Tennikoit Federation of India presents their 26th National Junior Championships for boys and girls from 25th to 29th of December in Junagarh (Province Gurajat). About 390 participants from allover India will partitipate at this colourful event at years end.

23 November 2007 Oer-Erkenschwick (GER)
The Executive Committee of the WTF awarded the holding of the 2nd World Championships 2010 to Germany. Congratulations to the German Tenniquoits Division from side of the WTF. The WTF is looking forward for a fruitful time of preparation and harmonic cooperation.

07 November 2007 Neuwied (GER)
Germany applied for becoming host of the 2nd World Championships 2010. The Technical Committee Division Ringtennis of the German Gymnastic Federation intend to hold this historical event 2010 in Karlsruhe, which is located in the Southern part of Germany. Karlsruhe is a historical place for German Tenniquoits, because in the year 1927 this sport has been introduced toGermany by its mayor, who organised the first tournament on German ground at the lido of Karlsruhe-Rappenwörth next to the Rhein river.

31 October 2007 Pondicherry (IND)
The Tennikoit Federation of India held their National Championships 2007 in Pondicherry. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Narayana Surya, runner-up: Murali.
Women-Singles, winner: Narayanamma, runner-up: Sameera Begum.
Men-Doubles, winner: Govind Rajan & Dandapani, runner-up: Sarvana & Kalaivanan.
Women-Doubles, winner: Rajeshwari & Vijayasree, runner-up: Nisha Prakash & Apeksha.
Mixed, winner: Durga Prasad & Kumari, runner-up: Vinay Jha & Swathi.

10 September 2007 Neuwied (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2007 in Neuwied. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Timo Hufnagel, runner-up: Andre Katzberg.
Women-Singles, winner: Sabrina Westphal, runner-up: Nicole Schellert.
Men-Doubles, winner: Timo & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up: Dominic Schubardt & Gregor Stöcker.
Women-Doubles, winner: Vera Vollhase & Michaela Güthling, runner-up: Sabrina Westphal & Melanie Böttcher.
Mixed, winner: Sarah Kissinger & Maximilian Speicher, runner-up: Sabrina Westphal & Dominic Schubardt.

01 August 2007 Alberton (RSA)
Tenniquoits South Africa invited the National Teams of Bangladesh and India for a Tri-Nations-Championship around March 2008. Moreover the teams from Asia should play matches against South African province teams and participate at the traditional South African Tournament as well.

30 July 2007 Munich (GER)
A Pakistan delegation has been invited by WTF and the club TSV Neubiberg to visit Germany for a training camp in September 2007. Six members of Pakistan Tenniquoits Federation will visit the towns Munich for training sessions and Neuwied as guests of the German Tenniquoits Championships 2007.

02 July 2007 Radom (POL)
The Polish team won the first edition of the “Ringo meets Ringtennis – Challenge Cup” against the German Under 21-squad. The matches at Ringo and Ringtennis (Tenniquoits) were held while the 35th International Polish Ringo Championships at Radom (Poland). Germany won the Ringtennis test-match with 20:0 points like Poland won the Ringo test-match with 20:0 points. The event was decided by the higher amount of total rings for Poland (397) in comparison to Germany with 367 rings. The second edition of the new invented Cup will happen 2008 in Hamburg (Germany).

23 June 2007 Ushuaia (ARG)
The Committee of Argentine Tenniquoits conducted their first tournament at Ushuaia at the South Cape of Argentina. Most successful player has been Ricardo Acuna from Buenos Aires, who won all his three competitions Men-Singles, Men-Doubles with Jorge Cabrera and Mixed-Doubles with Ivana Smith. Winner of Women-Singles has been Mayra Frank form Argentinas neighbour country Chile. Women-Doubles has been won by Elsa d’ Arrigo and Ivana Smith from Ushuaia. Congratulations to all of them from side of the WTF.

20 May 2007 Radom (POL)
A German Tenniquoits Delegation will participate from 29th June to 1st of July 2007 at the Polish Ringo Championships in Radom, invited by the International Ringo Federation (IRF) and the Polish Ringo Federation. The Germans will meet a Polish team for test-matches at Ringo and Tenniquoits. The meeting in Radom will be the second edition of test-matches after the last event 2006 in Recklinghausen (Germany).

10 March 2007 Buenos Aires (ARG)
The Argentine Alternative Sports Committee (Codasports Argentina) has become the 9th member of the World Tenniquoits Federation. President Ricardo Acuna of Codasports Argentina applied for membership recently and the General Meeting of the WTF voted with “Yes” to become Argentina as new member of the international Tenniquoits family. Congratulations to Ricardo Acuna and his Argentinian players.

03 March 2007 Recklinghausen (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2007 in Recklinghausen (Westfalia). The club of PSG Mannheim defeats RTG Weidenau-Siegen with 10:6 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning team of PSG Mannheim from side of the WTF.

16 February 2007 Recklinghausen (GER)
The updated version of the WTF-Statutes is available at folder “Regulations” now. The new version is valid immediately.

01 February 2007 Wehbach (GER)
The results of the New Zealand Championships 2006 have been integrated into the WTF-Ranking now. Please have a look at the current ranking.

03 January 2007 Auckland (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation (which consists of 20 naturist clubs around NZ) is holding their annual rally (convention) from 28th December 2006 until the 3rd January 2007. During this time the National Tenniquoits Championships will be held with members from all naturist clubs from around New Zealand competing at the rally. This tournament is open to men, women (both singles and doubles) and mixed doubles. We also have a junior section for children under 16. Although the numbers competing will not be large, the competition will be serious as the players compete for a trophy or medal for their club. The winners will become New Zealand’s champion Tenniquoits players.

22 December 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The updated version of the International Tenniquoits Rules (ITR) is available at folder “Regulations” now. The new version is valid at 10 th January 2007.

06 December 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The women-doubles must be played “alternately” in future. The General Meeting decided at the regular congress in Chennai (India) to change the International Tenniquoits Rules concerning this item. The World Championships 2006 revealed that the alternate way to play men-doubles is more athletic and of high attractiveness for the spectators. This should be achievable for the women-doubles either. Moreover the General Meeting decided that the coaches are now allowed to give instructions to the players during the matches, but not while the ring is in play and without delaying time. The new rules will be valid from 10th January 2007.

16 November 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The 1st Tenniquoits World Championships is almost history now. Nearly all teams are back from India and resting from a fascinating time at the Velammal International School in Chennai.The Indian organisers made it possible that our sport was covered at TV for about 32 hours. Thanks to Mr. Velmurugan for this great chance to promote our sport in such a wide frame. We all now look forward for the time after this glamourous event and work for more internationality of Tenniquoits till 2010, when the 2nd Tenniquoits World Championships is going to be conducted. All members of the World Tenniquoits Federation are called up to think it over, who might be the next organiser of the World Championships. Organising the World Championships means a great chance to spread this wonderful sport within your country and to initiate a positive development of Tenniquoits in your own country and neighbour countries. The General Meeting of the WTF decided to find the organiser for the 2nd World Championships within a one year time span.

10 November 2006 Chennai (IND)
Congratulations to the German Team for winning the First World Championship for Teams. They won their most important matches clearly against India (18 – 2) and runner-up South Africa (16 – 4). Have a look at the Results page!

07 November 2006 Chennai (IND)
Congratulations to Sabrina Westphal (GER) and Dominic Schubardt (GER) for winning the First World Championships for Singles. Runner-ups are Nicole Schellert (GER) and Timo Hufnagel (GER).

06 – 10 November 2006 Chennai (IND)
From 6th to 10th November the 1st World Cup in the history of the sport Tenniquoits will be held in Chennai (India). Participants from the countries India, Germany, South Africa, Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan and United Kingdom will find out the World Champions Men-Singles and Women-Singles at the 6th and 7th of November. Moreover the crown for the best team in the world will be awarded at the 10th of November. Hottest aspirant for the title Men-Singles is Gerrie Craig from South Africa, world ranking No. 1 and K. Narayanamma from India for the title Women-Singles. Their strongest competitors may be Christian Herzog and Sabrina Westphal (both Germany). South Africa, Germany and India will have the best chances to become World Champion Team and will guarantee exciting matches for this decision: A real delicacy for all spectators. Be a witness and come to Chennai.

18 October 2006 Marton (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation is getting ready for the annual naturist rally which this year is being held at the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club. Many naturist sports are played during the period of the rally, including Tennikoits. Competition is always fierce but in good humour and good sportsmanship, and the trophies are cherished by those that win. All sports, including Tennikoits, are generally played in the nude but this can depend on the weather – if too hot [or cold] players may cover up, as personal safety is always the main concern. The NZNF Information Officer, Glenne, will be writing an article accompanied by action photos of the rally tennikoits action and this will be forwarded for inclusion on the web site sometime early in 2007. Kind regards from all your New Zealand Tennikoits friends.

16 October 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
Syed Nuruzzaman, Secretary General of the Bangladesh Tenniquoits Federation and participating player of the World Cup 2006 visited Germany for a short-dated training-camp in order to get prepared for the three weeks later starting historical event. He has been guest of the Secretary General (WTF) Reinhard Plog at the club SG Suderwich in Recklinghausen. A series of training-sessions, the studies of the International Tenniquoits Rules/International Playing Modes and a detailed instruction concerning the course of the coming World Cup 2006 made him capable to transfer his knowledge to the Bangladesh squad-players, who have been nominated for the World Cup in India.

09 October 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The detailed time-schedule of the competitions and the schedules of play for women-singles and men-singles of the first World Championships 2006 in India have been added inside the folder World Cup 2006. Feel free and have a closer look.

16 September 2006 Faisalabad (PAK)
The Pakistan Tenniquoits Federation (PTF) has become the 8th member of the World Tenniquoits Federation. Secretary General of the PTF Mukarram Ali applied for membership recently and the General Meeting of the WTF voted with a clear “Yes” to become Pakistan as new member of the international Tenniquoits family. Congratulations to Pakistan and good luck for the partitipation at the 1st Tenniquoits World Championships in November 2006 in India.

04 September 2006 Mannheim (GER)
The German Tenniquoits Division held their National Championships 2006 in Mannheim. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Christian Herzog, runner-up: Timo Hufnagel.
Women-Singles, winner: Maike von Aschwege, runner-up: Sabrina Westphal.
Men-Doubles, winner: T. Hufnagel & Rainer Hufnagel, runner-up : Andre Katzberg & Christian Schneider.
Women-Doubles, winner : M. von Aschwege & Silke von Aschwege, runner-up : S. Westphal & Melanie Böttcher.
Mixed, winner: S. Westphal & Dominic Schubardt, runner-up: Naemi Singrün & C. Herzog.
The results of the German Championships 2006 have been integrated into the WTF-Ranking now. Please have a look at the current ranking.

21 August 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The German Juniors (U21) won against the Polish national squad in Recklinghausen clearly with 20:0 points at a Tenniquoits test-match but before lost a test-match at Ringo with 0:14 points. The Polish players played a test-match at Tenniquoits for their first time. This test-match has been arranged in cooperation of the World Tenniquoits Federation and the International Ringo Federation, who want to work close together in future time to improve their both sports towards the public. Ringo is a sport related to Tenniquoits and played especially in a lot of East European countries. The measures of a Ringo-court correspond to the dimensions of a Volleyball-court and moreover the net at Ringo is much higher (2,43 m) than a Tenniquoits-net (1,65 m).

07 August 2006 Warsaw (POL)/Mannheim (GER)
The leaders of the national selections of Poland and Germany selected their teams for the upcoming test-match at the 20th August in Recklinghausen. The polish team consists of the following players: Mariusz Wangryn, Adam Trawczynski, Igor Piotrowski, Radoslaw Piotrowski, Grzegorz Majerski, Agata Dukaczewska, Ilona Nawrot, Aleksandra Wolakiewicz, Michalina Kunecka and Kaja Dukaczewska. The German Junior-Team will consist of Maximilian Speicher, Sebastian Weber, Tobias Plößer, Brüning Cords, Frederic Speicher, Tatjana Schutte, Verena Büttner, Michaela Güthling, Naemi Singrün and Julia Hertzer.

13 July 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
A national selection from Poland will play against a national German squad of U23-players on 20th August 2006 in Recklinghausen. The World Tenniquoits Federation and the International Ringo Federation arranged this competition as a prelude of their cooperation. President W. Starosta (IRF) and Secretary General R. Plog (WTF) intend to have a yearly competition between member-countries of their federations: From year to year alternating in Tenniquoits and the related sport Ringo.

05 July 2006 Marton (NZL)
The New Zealand Naturist Federation (NZNF) affiliated as seventh member of the WTF. The “Tenikoit-Enthusiast” and Sports Officer Murray Nash led the Executive Meeting of the New Zealand Naturist Federation to an unanimously voting to join the WTF. The WTF and the international Tenniquoits-family heartly welcomes the “Kiwis” and looks forward for a fruitful cooperation with the sportsmen from Oceania.

18 June 2006 Recklinghausen (GER)
The Statutes of the WTF is actualised concerning article 6.7 now. The decisison to add this article has been taken last year by the General Meeting of the WTF in order to accept the membership of Club Athletico Paulistano as representative of the Brazil Tenniquoits sport.

29 May 2006 Lucknow (IND)
The International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC) is holding its next meeting during the World Tenniquoits Championships from 9th, 10th and 11th November 2006 at Chennai, India. Mr. Mohd Seraj Ansari, Secrerary General of INOC calls up interested members of the INOC and other interested countries to join the WTF, to attend this meeting and to have a deeper look onto the sport Tenniquoits during the World Champs 2006.

02 May 2006 Siegen (GER)
The Ringtennis Division of the German Gymnastic Federation nominated their delegation members for the World Championships in India 2006:
Manager: Gunthard Kissinger, Coach: Mario Müller, Referee: Walter Amon,
Player (women): Sabrina Westphal, Vera Vollhase, Nicole Schellert, Sarah Kissinger, Melanie Böttcher, Silke von Aschwege.
Player (men): Dominic Schubardt, Christian Herzog, Timo Hufnagel, Ansgar Kutscha, Maximilian Speicher, Gunther Kaiser.
Congratulations and good luck from side of the WTF.

01 May 2006 Wehbach (GER)
The results of the Indian Championships 2005 have been integrated into the WTF-Ranking now. Please have a look at the current ranking.
Now, the best-placed Indian players are Murali (12th place – men) and K. Narayanamma (4th place – women).

24 April 2006 Chennai (IND)
The Tennikoit Federation of India recently dispatched their official invitation for the 1st World Championships to all members of the WTF. The World Championships are terminated from the 6th to 10th November 2006 in Chennai at the facilities of the Velammal International School (www.velammalinternational.com), which is located at the outskirts of Chennai (Coromandel coast/Tamil Nadu/South India), also known as Madras.

09 April 2006 Hyderabad (IND)/Siegen (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation and the Tennikoit Federation of India acquire their players and delegation members for the first World Championships nearly at the same time. The Indians conduct a training camp from the 17th to 23rd April in Hyderabad to find the best players for the hosting team. With excellent chances to make the team are current Indian champs in the single-competition: V. Jesudoss (men) and K. Narayanamma (women). The Germans will nominate their players for the World Champs 2006 in India at the traditional tournament in Siegen, which is taking place from the 29th to 30th April. It is assumed that coach Mario Müller will mix an international experienced team with a lot of young players aside.

01 April 2006 Wehbach (GER)
The results of the South African Championships 2006 have been integrated into the WTF-Ranking now. Please have a look at the current ranking.

24 March 2006 Standerton (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board nominated their delegation members for the World Championships in India 2006:
Manager: Abrie Dreyer, Coach: Abrie Pienaar, Referee: Hanno Pienaar.
Player (women): Heleen Potgieter, Christie de Bruin, Miriam Hartman, Michelle Kokott, Liefie Pienaar, Felicia Sauer.
Player (men): Gerrie Craig, Justin Kokott, Frans de Bruin, Bertus le Roux, Richter van Tonder, Hein van der Lith.
Congratulations and good luck from side of the WTF.

11 March 2006 Rossdorf (GER)
The Tenniquoits Division of the German Gymnastic Federation held their National Team Championships 2006 in Rossdorf (Hesse). The club of PSG Mannheim defeats ESG Karlsruhe with 9:7 match-points in the final. Congratulations to the winning team of PSG Mannheim from side of the WTF.

04 March 2006 Alberton (RSA)
The South African Tenniquoits Board held their National Championships 2006 in Alberton. Congratulations to all winners and runner-ups from side of the WTF:
Men-Singles, winner: Justin Kokott, runner-up: Frans de Bruin.
Women-Singles, winner: Liefie Pienaar, runner-up: Irmarie Kruger.
Men-Doubles, winner: Bertus Le Roux & Gerrie Craig, runner-up : J. Kokott & Abrie Pienaar.
Women-Doubles, winner : Wilna Cordier & Michelle Kokott, runner-up : Christie de Bruin & L. Pienaar.
Mixed, winner: G. Graig & Heleen Potgieter, runner-up: F. de Bruin & C. de Bruin.

20 January 2006 Wehbach/Recklinghausen (GER)
Another highlight in the history of the sport Tenniquoits: The first international ranking is activated since today. The WTF ranking for men and for women contains all international results of a four years timespan. Events like World Championships, International Tournaments, test-matches and national championships are relevant to create the ranking of the international top players. The full valuation scheme could be demanded at the bureau of the Secretary General. Have a look at the new category “WTF Ranking”.

11 November 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/New Delhi (IND)/Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
The first common international rules for the sport Tenniquoits is named „International Tenniquoits Rules (ITR)“ and have been officially accepted by the Executiv Committee of the WTF. The ITR is obliging for all future international competitions under the leadership of the WTF and determines all issues of how to play international Tenniquoits. Moreover it contains all binding regulations for international referees.

17 September 2005 Bangalore (IND)
The World Championships 2006 in India takes place from the first to the fourth of November 2006 in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu at the Southern Coast. Subsequently the teams of India, Germany and South Africa are invited for test-matches in the towns Bangalore, Hyderabad and Nagpur. The departure of the delegations is scheduled for the fifteenth of November 2006 from Mumbai.

09 September 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Sao Paulo (BRA)
The General Meeting of the WTF decided unanimously for the affiliation of the Clube Athletico Paulistano – Brazil. The players of the solely Tenniquoits club in Brazil are authorised to represent Brazil at international events of the WTF.

13 July 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Dhaka (BAN)
The Bangladesh Tenniquoits Federation affiliated as fifth member of the WTF. Syed Nuruzzaman leads the national federation of Bangladesh with domicile in Dhaka.

13 July 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Kathmandu (NEP)
The Tennikoit Association of Nepal affiliated as fourth member of the WTF. The national federation of Nepal is headed by Lachhe Bahadur as Secretary General and Bho Bahadur Shah as President.

11 July 2005 Pretoria/Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
Jeanette de la Rey (South Africa) resigned from her office as Vice-President of the WTF. Hein van de Lith (South Africa) will substitute her provisional till he could be officially elected 2006 at the next General Meeting in India.

30 June 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Warzaw (POL)
The Secretary General of the World Tenniquoits Federation Reinhard Plog and the the President of the International Ringo Federation Wlodzimierz Starosta signed a letter of cooperation in order to build up a continuous relationship between both related kinds of sport with a ring. Ringo is played in contrast to Tenniquoits with up to two rings on a bigger court.

04 April 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Bangalore (IND)/Alberton (RSA)
The General Meeting of the WTF decided in an official voting, that men-doubles must be played alternately (Indian style) at all future events. The decision ended with 4 votes pro and 2 votes against it. This decision doesn’t include a rule concerning a fixed succession of the service as known from the national rules of the Tennikoit Federation of India. Moreover the alternate play is not obliging for the women-doubles and the mixed-doubles.

22 March 2005 Recklinghausen (GER)/Bangalore (IND)/Alberton (RSA)
The Confirmation of the „International Playing Modes and Competition Regulations (IPM)” has been been signed by the three member federations Germany, India and South Africa. The IPM is the obliging regulation concerning conduction and playing modes of test matches and World Championships for Team and Singles. Matters like time limits for notifications of players and teams, composition of delegation contigents, schedule of play and more could be looked up in this official document of the WTF.

06 June 2004 Recklinghausen (GER)
In a tight match the German national team won luckily with 11:9 points against a clearly improved Indian team. Especially Naraynamma demonstrated excellent Tenniquoits with victories in all her three games (women-singles, mixed and women-doubles).

29 May 2004 Karlsruhe (GER)
The German juniors defeated the Indian national squad clearly with 14:6 points.

27 May to 07 June 2004 Karlsruhe (GER)/Recklinghausen (GER)
An Indian delegation, headed by Secretary General B.S. Nagaraj visited Germany for a first time in order to take part at the 75-year anniversary of Tenniquoits in Germany and to play test-matches against a German senior team and a national junior team.

24 April 2004 Pretoria (RSA)
South Africa beat the German squad in a tight test-match with 16:12 points. Worth mentioning was the victory of the German men-doubles C.Herzog/T.Hufnagel against the brothers Pieter and Frans de Bruin from South Africa, which applied for invincible so far.

18 April 2004 Vanderbijlpark (RSA)
During the second meeting concerning the incorporation of the World Tenniquoits Federation the representatives from Germany, India and South Africa signed the statutes finally and agreed upon basic international rules and regulations.

13 April 2004 Polukwane (RSA)
The South African proteas defeated the Indian team with 18:12 points and won the Triangular Championship because Germany has been defeated before with 18:10 points either.

12 April 2004 Polukwane (RSA)
Within the Triangular Championship, a team competition between Germany, India and South Africa, the German team won against the Indian squad with 26:2 points.

11 April 2004 Polukwane (RSA)
Representatives of the national boards of Germany, India and South Africa met for a first conference in order to incorporate an international body for Tenniquoits. The result of this historical meeting was the ratification of the statutes and the election of the future office bearers: Dr. S. Venugopal (India) has been elected to become the President, Reinhard Plog (Germany) the Secretary General and Jeanette de la Rey (South Africa) the Vice-President of the World Tenniquoits Federation.

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