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Theodoris Mitsakos received an invitation to participate in the ITF Australian Open Junior Championships!

Huge success for the Deree Tennis Academy and Theodoris Mitsakos, who became just the fourth Greek U18 tennis player to receive an invitation to participate in the ITF Australian Open Junior Championships to be held January 22-29, in Melbourne, Victoria, Austarlia !

Theodoris – a student at Pierce with an athletic scholarship in tennis – received this very honorable invitation for him and the program, after his excellent performances during the last several years.

Theodoris will also participate in the ITF J1 TRARALGON – AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International that will take place January 14-19, in Traralgon, Victoria, Australia.

These prestigious, world-class tennis tournaments are in the context of the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, which gives players aged 18 and under the opportunity to travel the world and develop their talent. The ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors provides a launch pad for the best players to go on and achieve success in the professional game.

Theodoris will depart from Greece on Sunday, January 9, together with the head coach of the Deree Tennis Academy, George Karagiannis, after they complete all necessary paperwork and Covid-related medical protocol.

Good luck, and enjoy this amazing experience!!

The first phase of the skills tests completed successfully!

The first phase of the skills tests completed successfully!

The first phase of the 2021-22 Deree Soccer Academy skills tests that took place December 13-21 was completed successfully!

The measurements on our young athletes were made in the skills of balance, speed, technique, ball shooting accuracy and ball control.

The coaches were fully satisfied and will compare the results with those of the second phase that will take place in May, in order to evaluate the progress of their athletes!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

The Deree Tennis Academy promoted in the “Men’s Tennis A’ National Category”!

The Deree Tennis Academy won the 1st place in the “Men’s Tennis B’ National Category Championship”, held in Rafina on December 17-20 and was promoted to the A’ National Category, by achieving 4 victories in a row!

Our team played against and won O.A. Chalkida 3-0, ASE Thiseas Ag. Dimitriou 2-1, O.A. Xylokastro 3-0, and O.A. Patra 3-0!

Congratulations to our athletes Thodoris Mitsakos (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship), Giannis Sakkas (Pierce student on an athletic scholarship), George Tzitzimikas, Dimitris Goutas and to their coaches, who led the Deree Tennis Academy to this great success, which was the result of their hard work during the last several years!

 

The Deree Track and Field Academy won 2 medals in the “1st Off-Road Running Festival”!

The athletes of the Deree Track and Field Academy gave their best at the “1st Off-Road Running Festival”, held for the first time in Greece in the National Park of Schinias in Marathon, on Sunday, December 19.

Our athletes tested their readiness by taking part in the races of 500m (U12), 1,000m (U14), 2,000m (U16), and won 2 medals with Dimitris Agalos (silver) and Dionysis Pierrakos (bronze) in the 500m/U12 race!

Congratulations to all for their participation and very good performance!

In the following link you may find the results: https://my.raceresult.com/187834/live

3 Pan-Hellenic records and 7 medals for the Deree Swim Academy at the “28th International Swim Meet- Alexandria”!

Excellent performances and results by our swimmers at “28th International Swim Meet- Alexandria”, held December 17-19, at the Poseidonion swimming pool in Thessaloniki.

Antonia Rakopoulou won 2 gold medals and achieved 3 new Pan-Hellenic records in the 400-800-1500m freestyle; Antonia has a total of 17 national records in 2021!!

Xanthi Mitsakou won 2 gold medals in the 200-400m freestyle, while Chryssa Mitsakou won the 2nd and the 3rd place!

Dimitris Tsaliagkos won the 3rd place in the 200m breaststroke, and Filippa Kolokotsa and Anastasia Peppe reached the finals in their events!

Congratulations to all athletes!

The Deree Basketball Academy at the Jr. NBA Final-4!

The Deree Basketball Academy U15 team – participating as “Utah Jazz” – reached the Jr.NBA Final-4 and in the semi-final is facing the “Golden State Warriors”(Ikaros Kallitheas).

The Final-4 of the tournament in which 30 teams participated, will be played at the Deree Gym/A.Christopher court with the following schedule:

 

Saturday, December 18

10:30 East Final: Cleveland Cavaliers-Chicago Bulls (Panionios-Olympias Papagou)

12:15 West Final Utah Jazz-Golden State Warriors (Deree-Ikaros Kallitheas)

 

Sunday, December 19

10:15 3rd place game

12:00 Final

13:30 Awards Ceremony

 

Good luck to Deree and to all teams!

 

You may find more information about the Jr.NBA Final-4 games at:  https://www.jrnbagreece.gr/el/news/jr-nba-greece-basketball-league-final-four

 

Deree Track and Field Academy participates in the “1st Off-Road Running Festival”!

On Sunday, December 19, the Deree Track and Field Academy participates with 20 athletes in the “1st Off-Road Running Festival”, held for the first time in Greece in the National Park of Schinias in Marathon.

Our athletes, accompanied by head coach Kostas Stabolitis and coach Panagiotis Vasiliou, will test their readiness by taking part in the following races:

  • 500m (U12
  • 1,000m (U14)
  • 2,000m (U16)

Good luck to all!

 

Deree Swim Academy participates “Alexandria” International Swim Meet!

The Deree Swim Academy is participating with six swimmers in the “Alexandria” international swim meet, held December 17-19, at the Poseidonion swimming pool in Thessaloniki.

Our team is represented by the following athletes, accompanied by our head coach Dimitris Papaharizanou:

  • Kolokotsa Filippa (50-100-200m Freestyle / 50m. Breaststroke)
  • Mitsakou Xanthi (100-200-400m Freestyle)
  • Mitsakou Chrysa (100-200-400m Freestyle)
  • Pepe Anastasia (50-100m Butterfly / 100–200m Backstroke)
  • Rakopoulou Antonia (400–800–1500m Freestyle / 200m Butterfly)
  • Tsaliagkos Dimitris (50-100-200m Breaststroke / 50m Freestyle)

Good luck to all!

 

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