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Italy wins European Tennis Trophy

Italy wins European Tennis Trophy

Tennis Europe has announced the winners of the 2022 European Tennis Trophy during the organization’s Annual General Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The annual awards acknowledge the performances of players and teams representing the regional association’s 48 active member nations throughout the year.

The winners of the 2022 Trophies are as follows:

  • Overall Performance: ITALY
  • Professional Tennis: SPAIN
  • Junior Tennis: CZECH REPUBLIC
  • Senior Tennis: GERMANY
  • Wheelchair Tennis: NETHERLANDS
  • Beach Tennis: ITALY

Italy has claimed the Overall Performance Trophy for the first time since 1998. This marks a fourth victory for Italy and is a significant improvement from last year’s sixth place. In addition, Italy claimed the Beach Tennis Trophy, dominating the category to retain the title. Uniquely among top nations, Italy’s rise to pole position was based on improved performances in all five contributing categories.

Collecting the award on behalf of the Italian Tennis Federation, Giorgio Di Palermo said, “This prize means a lot for Italian tennis, the first such award in 25 years. We are immensely proud and I look forward to taking the Trophy back to Italy to share with all the people who worked hard to make this possible; the players, the coaches, the tournament organisers and volunteers, and of course the incredible team at the Italian Federation. This is one of our duties: to work all together to achieve these results. Every day, FITP takes care of its world".

After finishing as runner-up for the last two years, Spain has reclaimed the Professional Tennis Trophy for the first time since 2011. The win also sees Spain move into to the overall Top 3, moving up two places from 2021.

The Czech Republic remains Europe’s leader in terms of junior tennis and finished second overall. The central European nation finished with more than twice as many points as second-placed neighbours Slovakia, claiming the Junior Tennis Trophy for a seventh time.

Germany has been the dominant force in Senior Tennis for decades, and effortlessly clinched a 31st consecutive title, with Italy finishing in second place.Meawhile, the Netherlands re-established its dominance in Wheelchair Tennis, collecting the title for a 19th time.

There were some notable results further down Europe's league table. Slovakia ended 2022 as the Best Performing ‘B’ Nation, ranking ninth overall, while Latvia was again named as the Best ‘C’ Nation, finishing in 22nd position. Türkiye jumped 9 places to 23rd and was duly named as the Most Improved Nation in 2022.

To read the full list of nations in each category, see below.

European Tennis Trophy 2022 - Final Standings

Results by Ranking | Results by Nation A-Z | Results by Category

For further information about the European Tennis Trophy, click here.


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