BERLIN (Jul. 20)
The disciplinary board of the German Tennis Union today confirmed the action of the Union in suspending Daniel Prenn, Germany’s outstanding net star, for six months on the chage that he had demanded money from Hammer & Co., racket manufacturers, for using their rackets. The action of the disciplinary board is considered especially surprising in view of the fact that in Prenn’s libel action against Hammer & Co. the charge against him was found to be untrue.
The Democratic press and Jewish sporting circles are convinced that the disciplinary action against Prenn is based on nothing but anti-Semitic malice and is part of an effort to expel him from the ranks of tennis amateurs because he is a Polish-born Jew. Prenn claimed that the charge against him was the result of his preference for rackets other than those made by the Hammer Company.
As a result of his suspension Prenn has lost all of his titles as well as his amateur standing. He was also prevented from representing Germany in the Davis Cup tournament in which he had previously scored victories for Germany.