Luxembourg Tennis Federation

The Luxembourg Tennis Federation (French: Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Tennis) is the tennis governing body in Luxembourg and responsible for the development of the game in the country.

Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Tennis
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SportTennis
JurisdictionNational
Abbreviation(FLT)
FoundedMay 14, 1946 (1946-05-14)[1]
AffiliationInternational Tennis Federation
Regional affiliationTennis Europe
HeadquartersBvd Hubert Clement, Esch-sur-Alzette
PresidentYves Kemp[2]
SecretaryFrancis Dahm[2]
Official website
www.flt.lu
Luxembourg

Tennis in LuxembourgEdit

Tennis is a popular sport, as it is across western Europe. There are 53 tennis clubs in the country, the oldest of which (TC Diekirch) was founded in 1902. The governing body is the Luxembourg Tennis Federation. The Luxembourg Open are held in Luxembourg (Kockelscheuer) each year, and are ranked as a Tier III tournament on the WTA Tour.

Luxembourgers have had little success in professional tennis. Gilles Müller, considered the best men's player the country has ever produced,[3] reached the quarter-finals of the 2008 U.S. Open and the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, has two ATP Titles and has a career high ranking of 21st. Women's players that have reached the top fifty include Anne Kremer (18th) and Claudine Schaul (41st).

List of presidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statuts de la FLT". Archived from the original on 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2011-02-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "The board of directors of the FLT". Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lanzenberg, Gregory (1 September 2008). "Luxembourg's best ever: Muller lights up US Open as he battles through to last 16". Sportingo. Archived from the original on 22 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)