Professional sport with fans is currently hardly imaginable. But exactly this should be possible within the DTB series. Football, handball and co. will be watching closely.
The groaning of the pros on serve, the sliding of the shoes over the sand and the cheering after a match win will feel special. So close, so real, so unusual.
For months, German sports fans have had to do without live experiences. Now, starting on Tuesday in Neuss, a few will have the opportunity to finally experience professional sport with all their senses again.
Up to 100 fans will be able to watch the games of Jan-Lennard Struff and Co. live on location as part of the German Tennis Association (DTB) series. An important step that also gives hope to football, handball and basketball.
“Feel the responsibility absolutely”
“We feel the responsibility absolutely”, Bernhard Rüsing told SID on Friday.
The managing director of the traditional tennis club TC Blau-Weiß Neuss, with ten titles Bundesliga record champion for men, has been working hard for days on the planning, which was approved by the health department of the Rhine District Neuss.
Struff and Siegemund are happy
For the top seeded Jan-Lennard Struff the tournament is a welcome change. “Training matches are all well and good, but it’s really really nice to have a competition again. You can see in football at the moment how tough it is to watch everything without spectators. Fans make up a lot of the enthusiasm. That’s why I started playing when I was a little kid.”
Laura Siegemund, who leads the women’s field, is also looking forward to the game. “I’m really excited about how quickly I’ll find my way back into tournament mode.”