Let me invite you to the 10th anniversary of the International Tennis Tournament of Women ITS CUP 2018 with a $ 80,000 grant. Since its beginning, the tournament has undergone a number of changes and has gradually become one of the major sports events of the city of Olomouc. Our goal is to show the audience players not only from the world’s top 100 but also to give young talented players a chance to compare their strengths with the more experienced ones. I believe that this will be the same this year. The festive 10th year will welcome last year’s finalist, Kristýna Plíšková, and Lucie Hradecká, Kateřina Siniaková, Denisa Allertová and others. Besides the excellent sporting experience that is guaranteed, I am especially pleased that the tournament will support Nadace Šance. It has been helping hematooncologically ill children at the Children’s Clinic of the Faculty Hospital in Olomouc.
I would like to say thank you to our ITS CUP partners, without which this event would not gain such a prominent name during its duration. Last but not least, great thanks goes to the organizers for their dedication and effort to prepare an unusual experience for you. I firmly believe that the Jubilee 10th edition of ITS CUP will be exceptional not only by its round serial number, but also by the atmosphere that you, our audience, make up. We look forward to you!
Ing. Jaromír Uhýrek
Chairman of the board, GEMO SPORT, a.s.
Let me greet you on the occasion of the 10th jubilee ITS CUP Olomouc.
The ITS Women CUP has from its modest origin developed into a respectful sport event which offers to the fans of tennis a pleasant experience and is appreciated by the players themselves. It is thus an example of an event which corresponds with the conception of Olomouc, a live city friendly to sports. We speak about tennis which with all the respect deserves to be one of the most attractive Olympic disciplines.
The Olomouc ITS CUP cherishes from the advantage to welcome at the OMEGA courts national and international players of an outstanding quality. This year we can watch Kristýna Plíšková, Kateřina Siniaková, Denisa Allertová, Markéta Vondroušová and others play. The prestige of the ITS CUP Olomouc has augmented. The female players can compete for almost 2 million Czech crowns prize money this year. Further temptation for the players is the high standard of accommodation and a great amount of points gained at this tournament reflected at the WTA rank.
The important feature of this competition is its cooperation with the fund “ Nadace Šance” which helps children with blood cancer at the Children’s Clinic at the Faculty Hospital of Olomouc. Even the visitors of the tournament can be part of the good deed. I am sure that such a charitable aim makes the tournament more appreciated and I would like to express my thanks to the organizers.
I wish to the players to have a successful game in Olomouc and enjoy their stay and to all visitors and tennis fans an unforgettable sport experience.
doc. Mgr. Antonín Staněk, Ph.D.
Mayor of Olomouc