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LTC Praha
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City: Prague, Czechoslovakia
League: Czechoslovak Extraliga
Founded: 1903
Operated: 1903-1964
Colors: Red and yellow

LTC (Lawn Tennis Club) Praha was a Czech ice hockey club founded in 1903 in Prague.

The main sport in this club was originally tennis, with hockey being a minor sport. This changed in 1927 when there was a quarrel among ice hockey players for Sparta Prague, and many elite players moved to LTC. The club then became one of the nation's top teams, with many players from LTC Prague on the Czechoslovak national team. The team won the Spengler Cup seven times, and twice they finished second. While the national team was preparing to depart for the 1950 World Championship they were inexplicably imprisoned, preventing them from defending their world title, and effectively putting an end to LTC Praha.[1][2][3]

The club would, however, continue operating under several different names until 1964. It was known as Tatra Smíchov from 1951 onwards.


  • Czechoslovak league titles: 12 (1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949)
  • Bohemian-Moravian league titles: 5 (1939, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944)
  • Spengler cup winner: 7 (1929, 1930, 1932, 1937, 1946, 1947, 1948)
  • Spengler cup runner-up: 2 (1933, 1938)

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