Dear tennis friends,



Last year, the MLP-Cup was named the "Bestes Turnier der GSM German Masters Series", so the Racket Center is celebrating the New Year as the "Fitnessstudio des Jahres 2018 ". The venue of the "Internationale Herrentennismeisterschaften der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar" enjoys an outstanding position among nearly 10,000 sport, leisure and fitness facilities. We are very proud of that - and equally grateful to all the members, subscribers and patrons, guests and spectators. Thank you for your loyalty to this particular sports venue, your interest in the diverse offerings and your affection for our dedicated team.


The construction of the Racket Center in 1992 in the Nußloch meadows was accompanied by a great personal motivation: The goal was to create a place where people say: "Mein Sport hat ein Zuhause". Today, the Racket Center is a meeting place in a sporty atmosphere with a high demand for a pleasant togetherness, in short: a real sporting home.


For the 16th time now, the MLP-Cup brings sporting life into a living, bright and open house that enriches our community and the entire region - especially through a fantastic team. Let us celebrate together in the encounters with many motivated, hardworking, and qualified hosts, on great tournament tennis and good conversations that enrich our gathering.


With that in mind, I warmly welcome you to our $25,000 ITF World Ranking Tournament at Racket Center Nußloch from January 21st to 27th, 2019.




Dr. H. c. Manfred Lautenschläger