Tennis will be big at EuroGames 2020

Given the experience of elven years, the RainBow Tennis e.V. will organise an excellent tournament. Next to the experience we are happy and proud to secured the support of the “Rochusclub”. This world-renowned tennis club has a legacy during the time tennis was a big sport in Germany. It is situated in beautiful surroundings, with a total of 13 courts and a centre court that holds 3,500 spectators.

Combined with the courts of the nearby TD RW Düsseldorf you will be playing on a total of 21 fully equipped outdoor courts.

On saturday the finals will be played on the center court of the Rochusclub. Keep your fingers crossed, that the weather will be nice and warm, as the Rochusclub also features an outdoor pool.


Key facts

Tennis (GLTA sanctioned)

Men: Open, A, B, C, D,
Women: single, doubles, mixed

max. 450 Participants 

Thursday till Saturday 

Sports details

AddressRochusclub Düsseldorf e.V., Rolanderweg 15 and
TC RW Düsseldorf, Lenaustr. 14
Distance from centre/directions5 km, reachable by public transport (15 min)
Used on which EG days? Thursday, Friday, Saturday
For what sports discipline(s)?Tennis
Equipment, no. of seats, parking spaces, max. capacity?holds 4,450 spectators, parking available
What’s already been held there?World Team Cup, 1. league men, 2. league women, DRK-Charity Cup
Condition of sports hall, which nets, balls, scoreboards?13 outdoor (sand), 3 indoor; additional 8 outdoor at TC RW Düsseldorf; all fully equipped
Back-up if necessary (tennis in rainy weather)to be discussed, 3 indoor courts at Rochusclub
Which association?GLTA (Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance)
What rules? Length of play, special rules? Time measurement?best of three; tie break at 6:6; third set as match-tiebreak up to 10;
Exception: men's open single finals will be played for the first time best out five with tie-break at 6:6 in all sets; other placement matches will be played till 8, with tie-break at 8:8 and no-add scoring
Which club? LGBT?RainBow Tennis e.V. (Member of LGBTI)
How much experience does the club/person have in organising sports events?tournament director: André Gielliet
Organiser for ten years of the Gay German Open; referee and tournament manager for many tournaments (including EuroGames and World Out Games)
No. of team members/participantsmax. 450 participants
Level of abilityMen: Open, A, B, C and D; Women: single, doubles, mixed
Organisational framework (description women, men, group, all against all, preliminary round, main round, duration of each match/game, time measurement)elimination rounds with max. 32 participants per field, additional consolation rounds
Guarantee for number of races, runs, matches/games per athlete?2 matches per single entry and 1 match for doubles/mixed
Minimum no. of participants per team and other rules32 per level in singles / max. 16 teams per level in doubles/mixed
On what days will competitions be held?Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Day and venue of the finalSaturday
Special aspectsa GLTA sanctioned tournament, players will earn credit points for the GLTA-rankings