Vienna – Monday, August 1st, 2022, 11:58 am
The increase in energy costs is not only causing headaches in private households, but also makes tennis hall operators look forward to the coming winter with worry lines.
That is why ÖTV President Martin Ohneberg is calling for sports to be included in the federal government’s planned measures to deal with the current energy crisis.
“There are currently numerous tennis hall operators who are considering whether to open at all in the fall due to rising energy prices. We absolutely need to be able to plan for the coming threat as quickly as possible,” explains ÖTV President Martin Ohneberg, who already last June drew attention to the difficult situation.
A solution is still pending. Therefore, Ohneberg is making an appeal to the federal government. “The clubs and hall operators must be included in the planned electricity bill cover. Otherwise there will be a large number of tennis halls being closed in the coming autumn and winter. These in turn will lead to major bottlenecks in the range of indoor tennis sports, which would mean that a large number of Children, young people and adults have little or no opportunity to practice tennis over the winter months. That must not be the case!”
Ohneberg demands: “Sport must be taken into account in the measures planned by the federal government, otherwise there is a risk of lasting damage. A quick solution is needed now.”
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