Author: Vasia Askepidou

First phase of Deree Soccer Academy skills tests on December 13-17!

The first phase of 2021-22 Deree Soccer Academy skills tests will take place from Monday, December 13 to Friday, December 17.

The measurements on our young athletes will be made in the following skills:

  • Balance
  • Speed
  • Technique
  • Ball shooting accuracy
  • Ball control

These results will be compared with those of the second phase that will take place in May, in order our coaches to evaluate the progress of their athletes!

Deree Tennis Academy – Ε3 Open Tennis Tournaments Report

Sixty-four Deree Tennis Academy athletes participated and performed very well in the “U12 Boys & Girls E3 Open Tennis Tournament”, held November 19-20 in Rafina, and in the “U10 Boys & Girls E3 Open Tennis Tournament”, held November 26-29 in Vari.

Diana Svintsitska won the 3rd place in Rafina’s tournament, by wining 4 matches in a row on the road to the semi-finals, where she finally lost in details with a score of 7-6, 7-5.

Iris Dimopoulou managed to reach the quarter-finals in Vari’s tournament, achieving 4 victories in a row!

Congratulations to all!

Important win for the Deree Tennis Academy in the “Men’s Tennis B’ National Category Championship”!

Our athletes performed very well in the first round of the tournament held in Rafina November 26-28, won 3-0 S.A. Chalkidas, and advanced to the next round!

Dimitris Goutas and Giannis Sakkas (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship) won their matches in singles, and George Tzitzimikas with Dimitris Goutas won their in the doubles, making it a 3-0 win for our team!

Next round will be played December 17-19, and the winner will be promoted to the A’ national division!

Congratulations to all, and good luck in their upcoming games!

Deree Swim Academy participates in the “Mountains Meet”!

The Deree Swim Academy will be participating with 19 swimmers at the “Winter Swimming Cup – Mountains Meet” that will be held November 26-28 in Karpenisi. Some of the top swimmers in Greece are also expected to participate, and it will be a good opportunity for our swimmers to compete against them!

Additionally, on the upcoming weekend, 28 of our younger swimmers will be participating in Athens at the first “U12-Winter Season swim meet”.

Good luck to all!

Deree Tennis Academy – 5th place at the “Masters U14 tournament”!

Giannis Sakkas (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship) won the 5th place in the “Masters U14” tennis tournament, held on Chalkida, November 19-22.

In the tournament participated the top 8 tennis athletes of the Pan-Hellenic ranking, and Giannis, with two loses and one win in the groups stage, and one win in the final phase, managed to win the 5th place of the tournament.


Deree Basketball Academy in the Jr. NBA Final-4!

On Saturday, November 20, our U15 team (“Utah Jazz”) won 56-38 Proteas Voulas (“Los Angeles Clippers”), and advanced to the Jr.NBA Final-4!

In the tournament participated 30 teams, and the Final-4 will take place December 18-19 with our team playing against Ikaros Kalitheas (“Golden State Warriors”), and Olympiada Papagou (“Chicago Bulls”) facing Panionios (“Cleveland Cavaliers”).

You may find more information about the Jr.NBA at:


Very good performances for the Deree Tennis Academy in “Open E3 Tournament”!

Very good performances were made from the Deree Tennis Academy athletes at the “E3 Open Tennis Tournament”, held in Vari on November 12-16, for boys and girls U14 categories.

Paris Passas won the 2nd place in the main board of 128 athletes, after making 5 victories in a row on the road to the final, while Diana Svintsitska – participating in an older age category – managed to reach the 16th place with two victories in a row.

Congratulations to our athletes and their coaches!


Amazing performance for Thodoris Mitsakos at the “J3 International Junior Tennis Tournament”!

Thodoris Mitsakos (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship) had an amazing week at the “J3 International Junior Tennis Tournament”, held in Nicosia (Cyprus), November 8-13.

Thodoris won the 2nd place in the singles and in the doubles, playing with Matthew Rankin a lot of competitive games.

During the first round of the singles, he faced Labros Pantazaris from Cyprus (6-1, 6-1), in the second round Juba Jakub from Czech Republic (6-0/ret), and in the third round Weir Phoenix from Great Britain (7-5, 6-3).

In the semi-finals, Thodoris faced Daniel Verbeek from Netherlands and prevailed with a score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, while in the finals he played against Matthew Rankin, and lost in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-3).

Our athlete is at number 259 of the world junior ranking and is expected to climb higher after his remarkable success.

Thodoris will also take part in the qualifying round of the 15.000$ ITF Men’s Professional Tournament, which will be held at “Lyttos Beach Hotel” (, Crete, on November 15-21.

Good luck Theodori!



Deree Tennis Academy in “Open-U10 Tournament”!

Very good performances by our Deree Tennis Academy young athletes who participated in the «Open-U10 Tennis Tournament», held at the “Vrilissia Tennis Academy” on Sunday, November 7.

Iris Dimopoulou and Ioanna Tsitskeli won the 1st place, Veronika Stepanishcheva the 2nd place, and Paris Karmaniolas the 4th place in their groups.

Congratulations to all for their effort!


The Deree Basketball Academy advances to the Jr.NBA Final-8!

On Saturday, November 6, our U15 team in the context of the Jr.NBA tournament, played as “Utah Jazz” against the “Sacramento Kings” (Drapetsona). Our team won the game 78-60 and advanced to the Final-8, where we will face the “Los Angeles Clippers” (Proteas Voulas).

The game will be played on Saturday, November 13 at the Deree Gym / A. Christopher court, and the winner wins a ticket to the Final-4!

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