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EuroGames 2004 will be the first host of a GLTA (Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance, a worldwide union of tennis clubs) tennis tournament in the history of the games. As a large number of participants is anticipated, matches will be spread over three days, starting on 29 July.
The tournament will take place in one of the biggest tennis facilities in the world, the "Tennis-Center Keferloh", with 50 outdoor and 20 indoor courts. As this venue is on the outskirts of Munich, a shuttle service to the venue from the nearest S-bahn station Haar (about 20 minutes from the city centre) will be available.
Course of the Tournament
Each match will be conducted on `the best of three setsī principle. A "first match consolation" round will take place, followed by a "consolation final", which will guarantee that participants will play in at least two singles matches.
Participants can register for singles, doubles and mixed doubles (maximum of two categories). If there are four of fewer participants in a given category, levels might be put together, which could mean participants will play opponents in a higher league. If too few women register for a given category, they will compete with a lower category of men (singles and doubles). In doubles and mixed doubles, the level of the stronger partner determines the category. Participants will be placed in categories according to the GLTA rules and rankings, although if needs be, the organisers could place participants in lower or higher categories. Changing the participants in any group can only take place if the matches in that category have not already started.
Disabled competitors are placed in the standard GLTA categories and ranking system. Wheelchair users will play on artificial grass, and in poor weather, in one of the indoor courts.
Limited capacity for registrations
Please be aware that if the number of registrations for the single contests exceeds 64 within one level (open, A, B, C or D) we have to put further registrations on the waiting list.
The rules of the GLTA apply. No referees will be provided. The organisers have the right to make necessary changes.