2nd World Cup Tenniqouits Championship - 2010
At the second World Ring Tennis Championships in Koblenz at the beginning of August, three world championship titles will be awarded: in the women's singles, in the men's singles, and in the team competition. German players and the German national team are defending champions in all three competitions. The schedule with the groupings and game schedules with the player names will also be published soon. The participants' slogans for the individual competitions can now be viewed. The participating teams with the registered players and officials for the World Ring Tennis Championships will be received in Koblenz on July 30th, 2010. You will then fight for the world champion medals for a week. In addition to the three official World Cup disciplines, there are also WTF framework competitions in alternating women and men doubles, mixed and “classic” women and men doubles. For these unofficial competitions, the WTF, together with the Technical Committee, issued wild cards to additional German players. In alternating doubles, as in table tennis, the alternating acceptance and throwing back of the ring is prescribed; in “classic” this rule does not apply. Alternating doubles is one of the elementary rules of the game of the world association. Here you can read the full wording of the WTF rules of the game in German translation and memorize the English rule expressions.
The 2nd Ring Tennis World Championships 2010 took place from July 31 to August 6, 2010 in Koblenz and were organized by the World Tenniquoits Federation (WTF for short). The organizer was the German Gymnastics Federation in cooperation with the Middle Rhine Gymnastics Association. The world championships consisted of an individual world championship for women and men, the team world championship and five other framework competitions in mixed, alternating women / men doubles and classic women / men doubles.
The venue for the world championships was the Oberwerth sports hall in Koblenz, which has a total area of 3400 m² and can accommodate up to 5000 spectators. For the first time, there was a specially installed LED wall at a ring tennis event, on which game scenes, results and interviews were presented.
Four members of the WTF did not take part in the World Cup. Pakistan had reported as four years earlier, but was prevented from attending due to problems with entry.
Membership in the World Tenniquoits Federation is a prerequisite for participation in the World Ring Tennis Championships. Each member nation was allowed to register 6 women and 6 men, as well as 3 other delegation members (trainers, referees, etc.) for the competitions of the 2010 World Ring Tennis Championships.
The German World Cup team was nominated by national coach Mario Müller from Hamburg on April 23, 2010 as part of the crown tournament in Siegen . 9 members of the world championship team from 2006 belonged to the German team again. With an average age of around 27, it was the youngest national team of all time.
|Ladies||society||International appearances before World Cup|
|Sabrina Westphal||Post-SG Mannheim||14th|
|Vera Vollhase||SG Suderwich||4th|
|Nicole Schellert||TV Heddesdorf||3rd|
|Michaela Güthling||SG Suderwich||0|
|Sarah Kissinger||FSG Koblenz-Bad Ems||2|
|Melanie Böttcher||Post-SG Mannheim||2|
|Men’s||society||International appearances before World Cup|
|Dominic Schubardt||Post-SG Mannheim||9|
|Timo Hufnagel||TV Pforzheim||10|
|Maximilian Speicher||VfL Wehbach||2|
|Christian Herzog||ESG Frankonia Karlsruhe||19th|
|Alexei Ermak||TSV Neubiberg-Ottobrunn||0|
|Jürgen Öttel||TSV Mimmenhausen||5|
Individual World Championships Women
The 16-year-old South African number 1 Lenize Potgieter prevailed at the women’s individual World Cup . The hopeless final opponent Vera Vollhase had previously defeated the reigning world champion Sabrina Westphal in the semifinals. Places 4 and 5 also went to hosts Germany. There was a total of 21 players, the winner was determined in the knockout system . 
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Single Men’s World Championship
World champion Dominic Schubardt defended the title he had won in Chennai (India) in 2006 , while his opponent Alexej Ermak, who was 10 years younger than him, was left behind. The semi-finals were a purely German affair, as all four German players survived their quarter-finals against South African and Indian competition. In total there was a starting field of 20 players, the winner was determined in the knockout system. 
Team World Cup
The South African team dethroned defending champions Germany after a 12: 8 in the last encounter of the Team World Cup. Due to better results against the other nations, Germany would have been enough to draw 10:10. However, South Africa was in the front after the first individual lap and carried this lead through the following four laps. In the game for third place, Poland offered the Indians tough resistance, but ultimately had no chance. 
World champions Germany, South Africa, India and newcomer Poland competed in the team competition. Belarus, Brazil and Bangladesh could not muster a complete team. Instead, they played together as a combined team under the flag of the World Tenniquoits Federation and out of competition.
A national team encounter in ring tennis consists of 2 women and men singles (DE, HE), 2 mixed doubles (Mix) and 2 women and men doubles (DD, HD).
Germany vs South Africa – Decision to Place 1
With the last encounter, defending champion Germany lost the World Cup to South Africa. The decisive factor here were the surprising defeats of the two individual world champions in 2006, Sabrina Westphal and Dominic Schubardt, against Melicia Sauer and Hanno Pienaar .
India against Poland – Decision for 3rd place
The victory of the more experienced Indian team against newcomer Poland was ultimately clear, although fiercely contested in places. Worth mentioning here are the victories of the Polish player Sebastian Podsiadly , who competes for the team of the TuS Rodenbach (Turnverband Mittelrhein) and thus played in front of his home crowd.
|Germany||8:12||20: 0||20: 0||20: 0||6th||2.|
|South Africa||12: 8||18: 2||18: 2||20: 0||8th||1.|
|India||0:20||2: 18||16: 4||20: 0||4th||3.|
|Poland||0:20||2: 18||4:16||20: 0||2||4th|
The framework competitions in mixed, alternating and classic doubles were given the status of demonstration competitions, as they did 4 years earlier, but are also considered unofficial world championships. In alternating doubles, as in table tennis, the partners have to take the ring alternately and throw it back; in classic doubles, the order is free as in tennis.
The World Tenniquoits Federation awarded up to 5 further wild cards per competition in addition to the participants of the national teams . For example, young German talents and South African delegation members received international match practice. The hosts won 4 of the 5 titles.
The disciplines mixed and alternating doubles received the status of official World Championship competitions at the General Meeting of the World Tenniquoits Federation on August 5th in Koblenz from the next Ring Tennis World Championships in 2014.
The framework competition in mixed doubles marked the start of the world championships. The veterans Sabrina Westphal and Christian Herzog prevailed in a high-class final against the young South African doubles Lenize Potgieter and Hanno Pienaar. During the competition, the previously damaged number 1 of the South Africans, Judge van Tonder , was seriously injured so that he had to pause until the last day of the competition. 
In alternating doubles, Maximilian Speicher and Dominic Schubardt were able to repeat their surprise success at the last World Championships, while Lenize Potgieter won one of their 3 gold medals together with her mother Heleen . It is also worth mentioning the third place of the Indian doubles Rao / Govindarajan , who won the first Indian medal in an individual competition. 
Many players use the framework competition in classic doubles for a break from competition before the team competition, as this form of doubles is of little importance in international ring tennis. Thus there were good chances for wild card players to advance to higher regions of the final rankings. Among others at the start were the reigning German champions in men’s doubles Andre Katzberg and Tim Flender , who, however, lost out to the national team doubles Hufnagel / Speicher in the final.
Frame included competitions
|Germany (Wild Card)||0||1||0|