Now, international Senior Tennis in Sri Lanka



by Revata S. Silva


Not Junior, Futures, Davis Cup or Fed Cup, this time it will be ITF (International Tennis Federation) Senior Tennis, a much popular segment of international tennis abroad, but not yet here, though.


There will be such international Senior —or Over-35— tennis tournaments for both genders, a rarity in Sri Lanka, to be held this August, at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA). The first one is the SL Open ITF Senior Tennis Championship, an ITF Grade-5 event, to be held from Aug. 2-6. The other is the Colombo ITF Senior Tennis Championship (Grade 5), to be held from Aug. 8-12.


1. SL Open ITF Senior Tennis Championships -


An Outdoor Clay Court tournament, this is a Men’s +35, +45, +55 and +65 Main Draw Singles and Doubles, and Women’s +35 Singles Main Draw competition. The Entry deadline is July 16, 2018 and Withdrawal deadline July 24.


Eligibility:


Each player needs to agree, as a condition of entry, to abide by and be subject to the ITF Seniors Circuit Regulations. Each player must have a valid IPIN (International Player Identification Number) membership. To participate in a specific age category, the player shall have reached the minimum age requirement by 31st December 2018.


Entry Fees:


Singles - 50 USD, Doubles - 25 USD. (Payments are to be made on the tournament’s website)


Singles Qualifying will be played if entries are over-subscribed. The Doubles’ scoring format will be Two tie-break sets and a Match tie-break (10 points) with No-Ad scoring


Overseas participants can check https://www.eta.gov.lk for Sri Lanka visa requirements. If you require an invitation to obtain a visa, please contact Miss. Nei Zarina Saleem: neizarina@yahoo.com.au or telephone +94 77 158 7734.


Tournament Director:


Pahirathan Tharmakularajah (Tele:+94 777 718 847; Email:10isbahi@gmail.com)


Referee:


Dharaka Ellawala (Tele:+94 776 137 721; Email:dharaka7@gmail.com)


Hotels:


Jetwing Colombo Seven, No. 57, Ward Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka (Tele:+94 11 2 550 200; Fax:+94 11 2 695 516; Email:resv.colomboseven@jetwinghotels.com)


2. Colombo ITF Senior Tennis Championship -


Colombo ITF Senior Tennis Championship (Grade 5), the second ITF senior event, is to be held from Aug. 8-12. It will also be an Outdoor Clay Court event for Men’s +35, +45, +55 and +65 Main Draw Singles and Doubles, and Women’s +35 Singles Main Draw.


The Entry deadline is July 23, 2018 and the Withdrawal deadline July 31.


Entry Fees:


Singles - 50 USD, Doubles - 25 USD. (Payments are to be made on the tournament’s website)


Site Information:


Contact person: Miss Nei Zarina Saleem (Email: sltennis@slnet.lk)


Venue:


Sri Lanka Tennis Association - Playing Section, No. 45, Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. (Tele:+94 11 5 334 062; Fax:+94 11 2 686 174; Email:sltennis@sltnet.lk; Web: www.slta.sportswiz.asia)


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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