Ioan Cozma, general manager Dr. Oetker: It is very important to offer our support to the future talents of Romanian tennis

The fifth edition of the Dr. Oetker Junior Trophy tournament, a TE international competition, 1st category, is about to take place on the courts of the National Tennis Center in Bucharest, from 23 to 29 May.

General Manager Dr. Oetker Romania Ioan Cozma says that it is important to offer the necessary support to future talents of Romanian tennis.

‘It’s the 5th edition of Junior Trophy and Dr. Oetker is once again the official partner of the event. We are glad to be able to support the youth of Romanian tennis, a sport gaining more and more appreciation and attention from the entire country. The recent international performances of Romanian players show demonstrate that our country is constantly on an ascending path and that it has never lacked young talents. So it is important to be able to offer future starts the support they need to be acknowledged and Dr. Oetker is here for them year after year. We wish the best of luck to all participants!’, said Ioan Cozma, General Manager Dr. Oetker Romania.

Jacques Dupre, President of Tennis Europe, thinks highly of the quality of Dr. Oetker Junior Trophy tournaments organized in Romania. This TE international competition, Grade 1 is now on its 5th edition and will take place on the courts of the National Tennis Center in Bucharest, from 23 to 29 May.

‘It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this event, part of the Tennis Europe Junior Circuit. Each year, tournaments like this one offer international playing opportunities and a unified ranking system for over 10.000 children from all over the world, competing in three age categories: 16, 14 and 12 & under. 2016 is set to be a very special year for the Circuit as we celebrate its 26th anniversary. Almost all of today’s top players participated on the Tennis Europe Junior Circuit on their way to becoming professional players. It is important to recognize that many hundreds of tournament organizers, committees, clubs and officials work tirelessly each year to stage the events that make up the Tennis Europe Junior Circuit. I would like to extend my warm gratitude to them, as well as to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of all the sponsors and volunteers, whose support and hospitality make these tournaments possible.’, declared Jacques Dupre, President of Tennis Europe.

The Dr. Oetker Junior Trophy tournament, organized together with the Romanian Tennis Federation, is the largest European competition for children up to 14 years that takes place in Romania. Over 100 players from 25 countries will compete at the National Tennis Center both in singles matches and in doubles matches.

‘Romanian tennis is currently living some extraordinary moments. We have champions, valuable players, we have Simona Halep, Horia Tecau and Florin Mergea but we, the Romanian Tennis Federation, are even more focused on the future of this beautiful sport. And, to ensure our future, here we have the Dr.Oetker Junior Trophy Bucharest 2016. This is the fifth edition and I am sure it will be a success, like all the previous ones, because we have talented children who will definitely make us proud. A big thank you, once again, to our friends from Dr. Oetker, a long term constant partner of FRT and supporter of tennis on all its levels. I wish a warm welcome to all the players, trainers and other members of the delegations, and good luck to everyone!’, declared George Cosac, President of the Romanian Tennis Federation.

The competition is supervised by the Tennis Europe Junior Committee, the regional association of the International Tennis Federation. During the tournament days, news and updated information can be found on www.frt.ro and on the tournament’s website: www.juniortrophy.ro, but also on social media, on the Facebook page Tennis Junior Stars.

The organizer of Dr. Oetker Junior Trophy is the Romanian Tennis Federation. The official partner of the event is Dr. Oetker Romania.

SCG – Smart Corporation Group is the promoter of this event.v