Earlier in the morning, at Chersonissos, Crete, at the Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy, where the 14th European Deaf Men & Women Tennis Championship had started from 19 till 26 of June, Spyros Zannias, General Secretary of the Hellenic Tennis Federation (HTF), Vice President of the European Tennis Federation and member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee payed a visit.

After attending a part of the games, he talked with the President of the Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf & also President of EDSO Iosif Stavrakakis, Representatives of European Deaf Sports Organization (EDSO) Anton Petric and Ota Pansky, as well as with the President of the 14th European Deaf Tennis Championship Aspasia Xaxiri.

The conversation between Iosif Stavrakakis and Spyros Zannias was in an exceptional atmosphere, where the issue of future cooperation of the two federations was raised, as well as, of course, the finding of deaf and hard of hearing athletes for their integration into the sports family of the Hellenic Sports Fedrations of the Deaf.