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Tennis Europe President Vladimir Dmitriev to step down

Tennis Europe President Vladimir Dmitriev to step down

Incumbent President Vladimir Dmitriev has announced his withdrawal from Tennis Europe’s forthcoming elections. Having served in the role since March 2017, Mr. Dmitriev took the decision to step down due to increased personal and professional commitments.

Mr. Dmitriev stated, “I have taken this decision as I realise that I would no longer be able to fully meet the obligations faced by the President in the next term. I leave Tennis Europe with a sense of satisfaction, because I know that we have done a lot over the past three years to set our Federation on a more powerful and dynamic course, one that cannot be reversed.”

The elections are due to be held at the European Tennis Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Crete, Greece on March 28th.

Three candidates remain following Mr. Dmitriev’s withdrawal:

  • Ivo Kaderka (Czech Republic)
  • Eva-Maria Schneider (Germany)
  • Matti Virtanen (Finland)


Board of Management elections will also be held. As previously reported, 15 candidates are in the running for the 8 Board positions:

  • Nikolina BABIC (Croatia)
  • Alain FISCHER (France)
  • Luisanna FODDE (Italy) *
  • Razvan ITU (Romania)
  • Christiane JOLISSAINT (Switzerland) *
  • Ivo KADERKA (Czech Republic) *
  • Gevork KARAMANOUKIAN (Armenia)
  • David RAWLINSON (Great Britain) *
  • Attila RICHTER (Hungary) *
  • Eva-Maria SCHNEIDER (Germany) *
  • Cem TINAZ (Turkey)
  • Dmitry VIKHAREV (Russia)
  • Jonathan YAROM (Israel)
  • Spyros ZANNIAS (Greece)
  • Evgeniy ZUKIN (Ukraine) *

* standing for re-election

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