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07.04
2022

A postage stamp block will be issued for the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Tennis Association

A postage stamp block dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Tennis Association will be issued on Monday, 11 April. The postage stamps depict the Estonian tennis players Anett Kontaveit and Kaia Kanepi.
 
„I am happy and proud that tennis and tennis players will be celebrated on an Estonian postage stamp,“ said Allar Hint, Secretary General of the Estonian Tennis Association. „Both the postage stamp and tennis have come a long way and have offered and will certainly continue to offer a lot of excitement and emotions in the future. It is great to have a postage stamp that depicts how long traditions and sporting success are intertwined,“ he added.
 
The presentation and sale of the postage stamp block will take place on 11 April at 12 p.m. in the Viru Keskus Rahva Raamat store in Tallinn. Anett Kontaveit will participate in the event and guests can ask for her autographs.
 
The postage stamp block is designed by Indrek Ilves and it was printed in the printing house Vaba Maa. The edition size of the postage stamp block is 12,000. The nominal price of the postage stamp block is 3.80 euros, which consists of two postage stamps with a nominal price of 1.90 euros. The postage stamps can be sent around the world. The postage stamp block, the first-day cover, and the maximum card are available in the e-shop of Omniva and in post offices all over Estonia. The first day stamp will be used at the Toompea post office at 4 Lossi plats, Tallinn.
 
The Estonian Tennis Association was founded on 10 July 1922. The founding members were five associations: Estonian Lawn-Tennis Club, Tallinn Lawn Tennis and Hockey Club, Narva Lawn Tennis and Hockey Club, Tennis Department of the Estonian Sports Association Kalev, and the Tennis Department of the Tartu Academic Sports Club. The Estonian Tennis Association became a member of the International Tennis Federation in 1934. Before World War II, the tennis association had 18 tennis clubs and more than 1,500 players.
 
Today, the association has 70 member clubs. There are just over 100 indoor and 200 outdoor tennis courts in Estonia, where more than 10,000 enthusiasts play. The history of Estonian tennis is rich in great figures, from Toomas Leius, who was one of the best in the world in the 1960s, to Kaia Kanepi and Anett Kontaveit, who are currently one of the best players in the world.
 
  

 

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