2014 in Review: World and German Champion!

Now that 2014 is almost over and there are only some league matches left, let's have a look at my past year in Ringtennis. All in all, it was a way better year than 2013. First, my fellow teammates of TSV Neubiberg-Ottobrunn and I came in second place in the German premier league (Bundesliga), only losing… Continue reading 2014 in Review: World and German Champion!

Test Match vs. Belarus and Bodensee Tournament

The past weekend, I participated in the Bodensee tournament, which was held right next to Lake Constance in the south of Germany. The tournament wasn't overly successful for me, with a third place in mixed doubles being my best result that I secured together with Lydia Schidelko. In the quarter-final of the men's singles competition,… Continue reading Test Match vs. Belarus and Bodensee Tournament

Back at the Top

Following my victories at the Siegen Tournament and the South German Championships, I'm back at the top of the German ranking after almost two years. All five men that played for Germany at the World Team Championships (which are also the top 5 of the ranking) participated in the men's singles competition at the South… Continue reading Back at the Top

The Most Important Game of my Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyiUg7W1-N0 Do you remember that post in which I talk about how nervous I was when I had to play the last men's double at the 2010 world team championship? Forget about that story! This one is far better. Vereeniging, South Africa, 5th of April 2014. We had lost the first four games of the… Continue reading The Most Important Game of my Life

Playing Ringtennis in a South African Township

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp0GDT2VN5A If I had to choose the two most amazing moments of our trip to the world cup in South Africa, the first one would be for sure when we played ringtennis at a primary school in the township of Wattville. We went there together with Abrie Pienaar and Johan Ferreira, who are involved in… Continue reading Playing Ringtennis in a South African Township

31 days later … #Ringtennis #worldCup

It's been one month since the 2014 Ringtennis World Cup in South Africa now and I really needed those four weeks to digest all the experiences—the ones with the national team but also rather personal ones. However, before writing about the world cup in one or two separate posts, I'm gonna talk about the open… Continue reading 31 days later … #Ringtennis #worldCup

2014 Ringtennis World Cup: Staying up-to-date

Dear friends, the German national team is leaving for South Africa tomorrow. Thus, I wanna provide you with a final compilation of websites that you can refer to for updates and results during the two weeks that we're going to stay there: The official website of the 2014 Ringtennis World Cup (check this site for… Continue reading 2014 Ringtennis World Cup: Staying up-to-date

2014 Ringtennis World Cup: The Countdown has Started

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92eJgEyU0fw Only 30 days left till the German team leaves for South Africa! This stuff is slowly starting to get really serious! Thus, I am now starting my final training phase, which means: no more alcohol from Monday on daily sprint and interval training to preserve agility and quickness on the court daily motivation by… Continue reading 2014 Ringtennis World Cup: The Countdown has Started