FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Welcome to our FAQ-Section!

Search through our answered questions in regards to our event in Cologne.

Please notice the first column includes more categories filled with questions e.g. 'Matches/Tournament'.

Click on the category to see the questions.

TRAVEL

When should I arrive in Cologne, Germany (arrival and departure flights)?


The Showcase program officially starts on Friday July 17, 2020. Check-in time for coaches and players starts early in the morning. Please check the tentative timetable for players or for coaches for more information and updates.

We recommend to arrive on Thursday July 16, 2020. There are other program items taking place on Thursday such as the PREPARATION DAY or the RECRUITING VIDEO SHOOT.

Please contact us (events@uniexperts.com) if you would like to book this option.

The Showcase ends on Sunday July 19, 2020.

Depending on the teams gender the official end of the event will be on Sunday at approximately noon for Women’s Coaches or Sunday afternoon around 3:30 pm for Men’s Coaches.

Our recommendation is to depart on Sunday evening (at the earliest) or Monday July 20, 2020.




Which airport is the best to fly to?


In case you are flying in from America or non-European destinations, we would recommend flying to Dusseldorf International Airport or Frankfurt Airport. With our transportation package we will pick you up at the airport in Cologne, Dusseldorf or main train station in Cologne. If you fly in to Frankfurt we recommend you to take the train with the Deutsche Bahn to the main train station in Cologne. If you live in Europe Cologne/Bonn Airport would be the closest option.




How do I get to Cologne from Frankfurt?


Besides of booking a rental car to get to Cologne/the Showcase, using public transportation and our transportation service to the Dorint Hotel/Showcase location would be an option.

You can book your train ticket from FRANKFURT FERNBAHNHOF (Airport) or DUSSELDORF FLUGHAFEN (Airport) to Cologne Central Station here.

PRO TIP:

1. On the landing page choose “Saver fare finder” to search for “cheap” tickets.

2. Enter ‘KOELN Hbf’ for COLOGNE CENTRAL STATION.




What hotel does uniexperts recommend?


The official hotel of the Tennis Showcase 2020 is the Essential by Dorint Köln-Junkersdorf. It is located in Cologne Weiden.

Below you find the costs per room. All prices given include breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Single room

  • 94,00€ per night/Standard Room

  • 104,00 € per night/Comfort Room

Double room

  • 104,00€ per night/Standard Room

  • 114,00€ per night/Comfort Room

To secure the special prices the minimum amount of nights requested is 3 e.g. Thursday to Sunday.

If you are interested to make a reservation, please contact Manfred Weis via
E-Mail: manfred.weis@dorint.com or
Phone: +49 221 2806 1603.

Please mention the code word "uniexperts".




What does the Transportation package include?


The package includes: PICK UP Cologne Airport or Central Station or Dusseldorf International Airport + drive to the Essential by Dorint Köln-Junkesdorf. SHUTTLE SERVICE Forth and back from the Essential by Dorint Köln-Junkesdorf to the Showcase location, please note that there will be shuttle times. DROP OFF From the Essential by Dorint Köln-Junkesdorf to CGN Airport/Central Station or Dusseldorf International Airport. COSTS are 129,00€ per person.




How do I get to the Tennis Club (Location of Tennis Showcase) with public transportation?


Address Tennis Club Weiden

Street: Kronstaedter Straße 100

City: Cologne

ZIP Code: 50858

Country: Germany

Cologne Central Station - Showcase location by tram

  1. At Cologne Central Station take the tram line 18 and get off the train at Neumarkt.
  2. At Neumarkt walk to the over ground station and get on line 1 (direction Weiden), get off at Mohnweg or Bahnstraße.
  3. From there it is a 10-15-minute walk to the Showcase location.

Cologne Airport - Showcase location by train and bus

  1. At Cologne Airport take the train S19/13 to and get off at Loevenich (takes about 27 minutes).
  2. At Loevenich take the bus 143 and get off at Weiden Bistritzer Straße.
  3. From Weiden Bistritzer Straße it is a 5-minute walk to the official location.




Is parking available at the Showcase location?


Please note that there are two complementary parking lots available. If the parking lot at the front of the location (parking lot 1) is full, please use the second parking lot (parking lot 2) at the back of the facility.

Address - parking lot 1

Kronstaedter Straße 100

50858 Cologne

Address - parking lot 2

Potsdamer Straße

50858 Cologne





MATCHES/TOURNAMENT

What kind of tournament format is played?


Detailed information on the match format will be uploaded soon.

Please check the tentative timetable to see the tentative match schedule.




What happens in case of bad weather?


In case of bad weather conditions matches will be held at the indoor tennis facility Walls (right next to the tennis club Weiden).

The facility has seven indoor courts. This maybe has effects on playing time and match format during the tennis sessions on Friday and Saturday. We will keep you informed.




What surface is the showcase played on?


The outdoor facility (TC Weiden) has twelve clay courts.

The indoor facility (Walls - der Padelfaktor) has seven courts. There are five carpet and two hard courts. Please bring clean, light-soled shoes for carpet; otherwise we cannot let you play indoors!





FOR COACHES

What is a Coaches Profile?


If you did not participate at the Tennis Showcase 2018 or 2019, we will send you a coach’s profile template (Word document). Please answer the questions and complete the blank spaces. Send it back to us along with some pictures that you think represents your program best.

Afterwards we will upload the finished profile on our website where all registered players can check out your profile and get to know your team, coaching style and university/college.




How can you request official receipts?


In case you need an official receipt of the booked packages for the Showcase 2020 for a reimbursement from your university/college, please contact Nina Reiter at nina.reiter@uniexperts.com.





FOR PLAYERS

What is the sponsor village?


The sponsor village is the place where you can meet your official suppliers, sponsors and friends of different companies from all over Europe.

PLUS look out for the Players Corner in the center of our sponsor village! There you will find fun activities as a Nintendo Switch, table tennis and a chill out area.




What are the rules for coaches to talk to players?


The NCAA and NAIA have further recruiting rules that the coaches have to follow. They are not allowed to talk to all players equally or in person at the event. To simplify the rules, we have invented our “scouting-traffic light”.

Each player is going to receive a T-Shirt and starting number showing their category through a color. The color a player wears shows the coach whether he/she is allowed to talk to you or not.




Which Coach/College/University will be at the Showcase?


We expect several coaches to register at our Showcase in 2020 from NCAA Division I, II and III and NAIA.

Once you are registered, we keep you in the loop of participating coaches and provide you their profiles.




This year’s summer vacation starts later than July 16, 2020 - what can I do to participate?


In case your school finishes later than July 16th, 2020 please contact us events@uniexperts.com in regards to an official letter for your school for an exemption.




Should I bring my parents to the event?


Definitely, YES!

Parents and other accompanying persons are more than welcome to join the whole weekend including Q&A-sessions, matches, presentations and most important the coaches talks.





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