The trip of representatives of the Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf to Hersonissos and Heraklion, Crete, regarding the 14th European Deaf Tennis Championships that will be held from 19 to 26 June 2021, at the Lyttos Beach Hotel in Hersonissos, was completed in a very good atmosphere.
Specifically, meetings with institutions were held by the General Secretary of HSFD Mr. Kordonouris Takis, the Head of Press & Communication Office Mrs. Esta Razou, the Tennis Technical Advisor Mrs. Efthymia Katrantzi and Mrs. Aspasia Xaxiri President of Organizing Committee for 14th EDTC – Hersonissos 2021.
The Deputy Regional Governor of Heraklion, Mr. Nikolaos Syrigonakis, warmly welcomed the representatives of HSFD, confirming the support of the Region of Crete. After the successful European Deaf Football Championship which held in Heraklion, Crete in the summer of 2019, where the Region of Crete was co-organized, Mr. Syrigonakis said that: “The Region of Crete and the Regional Unit of Heraklion support the conducting of this important event that promote our island and our country across Europe”.
In the Municipality of Hersonissos, the representatives of HSFD were welcomed by the Mayor Mr. Ioannis Segkos, Mr. Michalis Sarakatsanis Secretary General of Municipality and Mr. Giannis Milakis President of the Public Benefit Enterprise of the Municipality of Hersonissos who was also responsible for sports events. As a whole, they declared their support for the 14th European Deaf Tennis Championships, while the Mayor Mr. Segkos emphasized the fact that the Municipality of Hersonissos is not only a tourist destination but is also evolving into a sports one. As he said: “The Municipality of Hersonissos will be a booster in this championship”.
At the Lyttos Beach Hotel, where the championship will take place, the General Manager Mr. Kritsotakis Nikolaos guided the representatives of HSFD in the all complex, as well as the tennis academy of the hotel where includes a total of twenty-five (25) courts. This was followed by a discussion on procedural issues, where both sides are confident of excellent cooperation.
The meeting regarding the refereeing of the championship and specifically with Mr. Stavros Nikiforakis of Union Z of Heraklion took place at the Lyttos Tennis Academy. In direct contact with Mr. Athanailidis Ioannis, tennis advisor of HSFD and member of the Board of EFOA (Hellenic Tennis Federation), they talked about the planning of the championship.
The Hellenic Sports Federation of the Deaf would like to warmly thank all the players who participated in this one-day visit, as it hopes for an excellent cooperation for the successful organization of the 14th European Deaf Tennis Championship, June 17-26, 2021.