Welcome to Oberentfelden
Greetings from Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS
Dear competitors and guests from near and far
Once again the time has come to enjoy exciting tennis played by Swiss and international juniors in the under 14, under 16 and under 18 categories. A warm welcome to the 12th Swiss Junior Tennis Trophy!
T for talent, E for enthusiasm, N for new young talents, N for newcomer, I for inspiration, and S for stars, these are the catchwords that come to mind when I think of the word ‘tennis’ and the tournament in Oberentfelden - I wonder what thoughts the word might trigger in your mind.
Often when walking by a tennis court I stop for a moment and follow the movement of that yellow ball, mesmerised by the game. When I see youngsters playing, I share their excitement and wonder if any of these young players will be rewarded with the success that they surely deserve for their extraordinary commitment. Wouldn’t it be great to see one of the young athletes competing at this year's tournament become a tennis star in the future!
I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the organisation committee and the many volunteers who have contributed with such great dedication to encouraging these young talents and making this 12th tournament for young tennis players a success.
Finally, I wish all our competitors the best of luck, a lot of fun and all the success they have been dreaming of. I am certain that your passion and enthusiasm will infect everyone present and make Oberentfelden the venue for a memorable sporting event.
Long live the FROMM Swiss Junior Trophy!