Dear tennis friends,

 Valuable visitors to our MLP-Cup 2019,


Whether or not we were able to live up to the title of the "Bestes Turnier der GSM German Masters Series" last year will be demonstrated at the "Internationale Herrentennismeisterschaften der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar". The number of sponsors and supporters already proves that the dedication from our team is appreciated. We are also confident that the popularity of the audience will continue unabated and that we can look back to a great tennis week with gratitude at the end of a successful tournament.


This thanks goes out to all tennis enthusiasts and to the people who are looking forward to the $25,000 Men's World Ranking Tennis Tournament, pay tribute to the athletic achievements of the professionals, and honor the sport of tennis.


The MLP-Cup will take place from the 21st to the 27th of January 2019 - and will start on Monday instead of Sunday. This is just one of the changes made by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) for the worldwide tournament series and Davis Cup mode. We recognize perspectives that motivate us to think about the further development of the tournament format. It is gratifying that the national associations are sympathetic to us.


Whether the tennis and business region is ready to put these ideas into practice with us in the Racket Center will be shown by the discussions that will arise during the MLP-Cup Week. A tennis tournament of this quality is predestined to look in the sporting atmosphere of one of the nationwide most beautiful sports, leisure and fitness facility 2018 in DSSV (German Sports Association) for common ways for an even bigger tournament.


In this sense: Let's find something together - in an inspiring MLP-Cup 2019.




Dr. Matthias Zimmermann