On the day of his death, the young player of the Gyula Tennis recreational Sport Club, Tamás Tihanyi played a victorious match in the national cup. It is believed that after the success, he travelled to Budapest to visit one of his best friends, but he never returned. He died in his sleep due to sudden cardiac arrest after 10 pm. Allegedly the reason behind the tragedy was an incurable disease, which didn’t have any premonitory signals.
“I trained with him for 4-5 years when he was a kid, I made him love tennis. He was an everyday guest at the tennis court, but he also loved to play basketball and football.
He was a good-hearted person, a real team player who always had a kind word”
said the president of the club, Béla Vincze, who also added that the boy had big plans with his life.
“He already had a diploma in pedagogy, and he went on with his second diploma this year. He was preparing for a specialised translator exam, and he also wanted to attend a tennis coach course to help with the second line athletes of our club.”
The tennis player who was quite successful in the Gyula region is mourned for by his parents and two siblings. His funeral was held last Friday in the Calvinist Cemetery of Gyulavár.
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