With the co-organization of the Region of Crete, Hellenic Sports Federation of Deaf, Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos the 14th European Deaf Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship starts at Chersonissos.
The presentation of the 14th European Deaf Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championship, which will take place from 19 to 26 June 2021 at Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy at Chersonissos took place today as part of a press conference.
The games are co-organized by the Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf, Region of Crete, Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos, under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sport and the Municipality of Chersonissos.
In the press conference, at the perfect sports facilities at Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy, the participants were Deputy Governor of Heraklion Nikos Syrigonakis, Mayor of Hersonissos Giannis Segkos, President of Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf & President of the European Deaf Sports Organization (EDSO) mr. Iosif Stavrakakis and Giannis Milakis President of the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos, Aspasia Xaxiri EDTC2021 O.C. President referred to the importance of the games.
Statements of participants
Iosif Stavrakakis President of the Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf & President of the European Deaf Sports Organization
“I am so happy that Crete is a center of sporting events. After Rolang Garros, we have the 14th European Deaf Tennis Championship, here in Chersonissos and at Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy. A European sport event that we could not make it without the support of specific people. Like the Regional Governor of Crete Stavros Arnaoutakis and the Deputy Regional Governor of Heraklion Nikos Syrigonakis. The Region of Crete once again stands by us being the Co-Organizer of this Championship. Our great surprise and joy was the cooperation for with the Municipality of Chersonissos and Mayor Giannis Segos, as well as with the President of the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos, Ioannis Milakis. People who not only love their place but try to elevate it. We warmly thank Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos where it also supported us as a co-organizer “.
Nikos Syrigonakis Deputy Regional Governor of Heraklion:
“We welcome the members of the Greek and European Deaf Federation, the athletes, who will take part in these important championships from the 16 European countries that will participate. We wish them good luck and at the same time enjoy the hospitality, culture and natural beauties of our island. The tennis championship is great, special, because these are the first champs that are held in Crete, in Greece, even abroad after the ban we experienced due to the pandemic. Crete is a safe sports destination, and we prove once again that we can host and organize big sporting events “.
Giannis Segkos, Mayor of Chersonissos:
“We are very pleased that another high level important sporting event is taking place in the Municipality of Chersonissos and at the excellent facilities of the Lyttos Beach Hotel. The 14th European Deaf Tennis Championship sends the messages of respect and acceptance that sport promotes, values that are inextricably linked to our place and our culture. We thank the athletes who are an example of competitiveness and despite the adversity and the grim reality of the health crisis due to the coronavirus, they are with us today, ready to offer us high level competitions.”
Giannis Milakis, President of Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Chersonissos
“It is a great honor for our Municipality to host such an important event. Those who participate in these special races and promote the vision that inspired them deserve warm congratulations.
Our goal is a better sports future for our country, but also to promote, especially to the younger generation, the universal values that sport stands for. With the expectation that we will fully meet the needs of the event and contribute to its excellent conduct, I wish the athletes good luck. ”
Aspasia Xaxiri President of the Organizing Committee of the European Championship & President of the Sports Association of the Deaf of Crete “Minoas”
“This season is crucial for the championship and I am sure that together we will create a new model that will define the future of Deaf Tennis”
Ota Pansky: Representative of the European Deaf Sports Organization: “Thank you very much for the hospitality. We are confident with the support we have, that we will have a successful event “.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, spectators are not allowed to attend during the European Deaf Tennis Champs.