The Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to inform that the South Asia Regional Qualifying Event of ITF Asia 12&U Team Competition 2021 gets underway tomorrow at the PTF-SDA Complex Islamabad. Boys and Girls teams from Maldives, Nepal, India and Pakistan.
This is the first time in Pakistan’s history that an ITF Junior Team event is being hosted by Pakistan. The event is being sponsored by Toyota-Indus Motors Company.
In preparation for the event, a hybrid Captain’s meeting was held today, in which all the captains, the Tournament Referee and Tournament Director, ITF Development Officer for South Asia Mr. Jonathan Stubbs and ATF Executive Director-Operations Mr. Puneet Gupta took part. The draws for the event were also conducted, with Secretary-PTF Col Gul Rehman(R) starting the proceeding by taking out the first pick.
It is pertinent to mention that during the ITF event, besides proper security coverage to the foreign teams, Covid-19 SOPs will be strictly observed as per Government of Pakistan and ITF protocols and guidelines, and no spectators or non-essential persons will be allowed inside the tournament venue.
Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan, President Pakistan Tennis Federation, welcomed the teams and wished them for the matches. He reiterated that such events were a golden opportunity for our players to get international exposure at such a young age, and hoped it will go a long way in developing young talent. He also hoped that sports diplomacy will further help in generating goodwill in the region.
The opening ceremony of the event will be held at 9-15 am tomorrow morning, with the following matches starting at 10-00 am.
- Boys: India vs Nepal
- Girls: Pakistan vs India, Nepal vs Maldives