Three days in Munich.

The King Ludwig Cup is the international tennis tournament for gays and lesbians in Munich. Every year, more than 100 players and guests from Germany, Europe and abroad participate. As an official world ranking tournament in accordance with the statutes of the GLTA, the King Ludwig Cup celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.

King Ludwig Cup 2022

The King Ludwig Cup 2022 will be played from June 17 to June 19. Registration is open.

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Planned tournament schedule 2022

Days of Play

at the Olympia Tennis Center


Meet and Greet in the Nil Bar


8 pm   BBQ and PARTY
traditionally on the venue

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at NY.Club


at the Olympia Tennis Center

and end of the Tournament


We have put all travel information, events and adresses into a little tournament guide for you. You can download and print it here.

pocket guide


1 Event: 105 €  Singles/Doubles
2 Events: 120 €  Singles+Doubles

The fees include all events of the scheduled programme, a welcome bag and the BBQ.

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The Venue

The King Ludwig Cup is played at the Olympia Tennis Center, with 14 clay courts against the backdrop of the world famous roof of the Olympic Stadium.

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One event: 105 €  Singles/Doubles
Two events: 120 €  Singles+Doubles
Guests: 15 €  BBQ+Late Night Party

The fees include all events of the scheduled programme, a welcome bag and the BBQ.
Apprentices, trainees or students up to the age of 24 have to pay 50 percent of the tournament fees (one event 52 €, two events 60€).

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If you need hosted housing for the days of the tournament, please send us an email to
We will try to find a private host for everyone who would like to make use of this offer. As housing places are limited, requests will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.

Would you like to be a host? If you would like to apply as a host, we kindly ask you to send an email to

If you need any help concerning the hotels in Munich, please contact

Olympia Tennis Center

The King Ludwig Cup is played in one of the most beautiful tennis complexes in Munich – the Olympic Park Tennis Courts, against the backdrop of the world famous roof of the Olympic Stadium. The venue offers 14 clay courts, 10 of them with floodlights, including a center court for 300 spectators.

Next to it you will find the Olympic Park, scene of the Olympic Games 1972 in Munich: a lively area with stadium and Olympic hall, the Olympic lake with boat rental, television tower, Sea Life, Walk of Stars and much more.

Olympia Tennis Center
Parkharfe Block 8/9
80809 München
Tel. +49 (0)89 30 67 26 89


By tram and bus:
From main station (Hauptbahnhof) take tram line 20/21 (direction Moosach/Westfriedhof) and get off at “Olympiapark West” (12 min.). The closest bus stop to the venue is “Toni-Merkens-Weg” (bus 144).
By subway:
U3 stop “Olympiazentrum”: approx. 15 min. to walk through the Olympic grounds.

ZHS Tennis Courts

Some of the matches can be played on the ZHS tennis venue with 10 clay courts. You will find them close and within walking distance of the Olympia Tennis Center.

Rain Scenario

In case of a really bad weather forecast for a whole day, we may decide to play that day indoors. In that case we will inform you about your matches on the day before. In that case, the venue is:

Tennis Raschke
Ahornring 74, 82024 Taufkirchen

By car:
A995 southwards, exit Taufkirchen-West, turn left into Waldstraße, at the first roundabout turn into Waldstraße, at the second roundabout turn into Ahornring.
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Public transport:
S3 (direction Holzkirchen) to “Taufkirchen”, go on with bus 222 (direction Ottobrunn) and get off “Lindenring”, walk straight on into Ahornring (approx. 5 min.)

Please note: This procedure applies only in case of bad weather and requires an explicit information by the tournament director!

The King Ludwig Cup will be played in accordance with the rules of GLTA and ITF. By participating in the Cup, players agree with these rules. All players have to play in the appropriate GLTA division – find the rankings on

Entries and Divisions
It is possible to sign up for two events (singles and doubles), that will be played in the five divisions of the GLTA. The King Ludwig Cup is open to both men and women. If there are enough female participants, we will organise separate draws. Otherwise female players will be integrated in the next lower level male draw.

Modus of Play
Modus of play (elimination or round robin) in each level will depend on the number of registered players at the start of the tournament.

All Matches will be the best of 3 sets with a tiebreak at 6-6. At 1-1, the 3rd set will be played as a champions tiebreak (10 points). Please report to the tournament desk 30 minutes prior to each match! Warm up times are limited to 5 minutes! Please report the match results to the tournament desk after the match.
In case of an unforeseen delay (i.e. weather), the tournament committee reserves the right to modify the format of the matches.

Consolation Rounds
All players who lose their first singles match can report to the tournament desk if they want to enter the consolation round. Matches will be played as a pro-set of 8 games with a tiebreak at 8-8. There will be no consolation rounds in the doubles events.

Balls & Courts
The balls will be used for a maximum of three matches. The matches will be played outdoors on red clay courts. In case of bad weather, matches will be played indoors on carpet.

Late Arrival & Delays
Each player is responsible for being on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late or need more than five minutes to recover from an injury, your match will be lost.

In all GLTA categories, winner and runner-up prizes are awarded. For Round-Robin events and the consolation rounds, prizes are awarded to the winner only.

InsideOut Munich e.V. does not take any responsibility for injuries, accidents or losses during the tournament. The disclaimer is accepted upon registration to the tournament.

The King Ludwig Cup was held in the Bavarian capital for the first time in 1999. It is an official world ranking tournament in accordance with the statutes of the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance GLTA. In 2004, when it was part of the EuroGames, the KLC reached its highest number of participants with 350 players. The tournament takes place in one of the most beautiful tennis complexes in Munich – the Olympic Park Tennis Courts, against the backdrop of the world famous roof of the Olympic Stadium. The tennis complex is easily accessable and has 14 clay courts including a center court for 300 spectators.

Every year, more than 100 players and guests from Europe as well as from abroad participate in the tournament. You can enjoy three days of thrilling matches on the red clay courts. And no matter at which level of play: There is always something interesting to see, and spectators are very welcome!

What is the KLC all about? Of course it’s about tennis and trophies. But most of all, it is about the numerous friendships that have developed throughout the years and the ones that continue to develop. It’s about the fun that we have on and around the courts. That is why we especially look forward to seeing the “old” faces that appear year after year – and to welcoming the new ones to Munich as well!