Oberliga instead of third Bundesliga: TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell’s second table tennis team will be baking smaller rolls again from next season.
Maperzell – The Oberliga Hessen is set to become the new home of Fulda-Maberzell’s second table tennis team. In the past few years, the Bundesliga reserve has in fact been promoted to the second division only to enable local fan Bo Ming to make the leap in the first division in Germany. The goal was met, and now daily life in TTC is back – with good reason.
The financial losses in care that the Coronavirus pandemic brings have left no traces for the people of Maperzel. Saving is the order of the day, because priority is given to the first team in the German league, which ended the season with a conciliatory 3-0 victory over Bad Homburg in 10th place.
Table Tennis: TTC Fulda-Maberzell pulls the second team to Oberliga Hessen
For this reason, the council decided to pull two classes of Team Two to a deeper level in Oberliga Hessen. “In addition to the financial side, it was important for us that the players wanted to play in the league,” explains sports director Johannes Hodges.
So far, player and coach Cheng Yu Ming and former national player Mabrazell Hansi Fischer have promised the top flight. It cannot be assumed that the best players in the front pair will be bored. Because the strength of the team in the regional league and the top league will be reduced to four players from next season, which affects the quality of the divisions, which will then become stronger. A number of second-tier players face occasional tryouts in the front pair cross-section of the top league.
TTC Fulda-Maberzell: Qing Yu Meng and Hansi Fischer confirmed the Table Tennis League
“It was crucial for Hanse to play some matches in the First Division in the Frankfurt area, where he has short trips,” says Hodges, pointing to another feature. In the back-to-back cross, veteran Maperzel Arnaud Kossler and young Greek Eunice Papadopoulos are said to be looking for points.
“We are still having private conversations regarding the third team that will remain in the League,” says Hodges.