PTF organized 3 Coaching workshops in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

PTF organized 3 Coaching workshops in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

The Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to convey that PTF, with the assistance of ITF, organized 3 Coaching workshops in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK).

The Coaching workshops were conducted by PTF’s National Coordinator JTI Program Mr. Hamid Niaz, with the aim of launching the JTI Program in AJK for the first time. This program targets 14&U players, with special emphasis on 10&U children, especially in schools. These workshops were held in Mirpur, Bhimber and Kotli and participants were introduced to the ITF Tennis Play & Stay Campaign. This was the first tennis activity held by the AJK Tennis Association after their induction into the PTF as a non-voting member.


Sixty-four people from all over AJK attended the 3 coaching workshops. These included players, coaches, officials, sports teachers and parents.

 

President PTF Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan and the PTF Management thanked the ITF for their assistance in organizing the workshops. He appreciated and lauded the efforts of PTF management in conducting the workshops in a highly professional manner. He also felicitated the AJK Tennis Association for their active participation in the workshops, despite the fact that they are new entrants into the fold of PTF.

2nd PTF Development Series Junior National Ranking Tennis Tournament-2021

2nd PTF Development Series Junior National Ranking Tennis Tournament-2021

The Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to inform that the 2nd PTF Development Series Junior National Ranking Tennis tournament-2021 concluded at the PTF Complex, Islamabad on 19th June 2021.

A total number of 5 matches were played. Matches started at 4-30 pm, to avoid the extreme weather conditions.

Mr. Faisal Khan, Corporate Director Sales & Marketing at Serena Hotels, and Mr. Hussain Odhwani, Senior Manager-Corporate Marketing and Communications at Serena Hotels graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively and distributed prizes amongst the winners and finalists of the event.

It is pertinent to mention that the ITF Covid-19 SOPs are being observed and no spectators were allowed to witness the matches as per government policy.

Results:

Boys Singles 18 & Under Finals:  M. Huzaifa Khan bt Sami Zeb  7-5,4-6,7-6(4), ; Girls Singles 16 & Under Finals: Amna Ali Qayum bt Sheeza Sajid 6-2,7-6(5); Boys Singles 16 & Under Finals: M. Huzaifa Khan bt  Uzair Khan 6-0,6-3; Boys/Girls Singles 12 & Under Finals: Hamza Roman bt Amir Mazari 4-1,4-2; Boys / Girls Singles 10 & Under FinalsAbdur Rehman bt M. Shayan Afridi 2-4,4-2,5-3.

Visit of Brigadier Zaheer Akhtar DG- Army Sports Directorate

Visit of Brigadier Zaheer Akhtar DG- Army Sports Directorate

 The Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to inform that Brigadier Zaheer Akhtar, DG- Army Sports Directorate, visited PTF Complex on 16th June 2021 and held a detailed discussion with PTF management pertaining to:

·         infrastructure development

·         player development and NTC 

·         JTI program (a specific program for APS schools was discussed)

·         Coach Education

·         The possibility of holding Army schools and colleges competition in PTF was discussed.

·         The holding of national ranking events by the armed forces

·          Hosting/organization of South Asian Games in Pakistan 2023

The gratitude of President PTF Mr. Salim Saifullah Khan was also conveyed to him for taking out time to visit the PTF Complex and his passion and efforts for the promotion of sports in Pakistan were also highly appreciated. The DG assured all possible assistance and cooperation to the PTF for the promotion and development of tennis in Pakistan, with special emphasis on player development and coach education.

COL. ASIF ZAMAN [R] DG-PSB VISITED PTF COMPLEX AS CHIEF GUEST

COL. ASIF ZAMAN [R] DG-PSB VISITED PTF COMPLEX AS CHIEF GUEST

Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to inform that Col. Asif Zaman [R], DG-PSB visited PTF Complex Islamabad, to witness some of the matches and also as Chief Guest to distribute prizes amongst the winners and runners up of the 1st PTF Development Series Junior National Ranking Tennis tournament-2021.

The DG also interacted with the players and their parents and appreciated their participation and interest in these events.

He went around the PTF Complex premises and was highly impressed with the state-of-the-art courts and general up-gradation of the PTF Complex.

He also endorsed his remarks in the visitors’ book and appreciated and lauded the efforts of the PTF management for their excellent achievements for promotion of tennis in Pakistan.

He assured all possible support and assistance to PTF for fulfilment of their objectives and vision.

The DG especially mentioned the passion, efforts and achievements of Mr Salim Saifullah Khan President-PTF, who will be long remembered not only for promotion of tennis, development of infrastructure but also for bringing international tennis back to Pakistan after a lapse of twelve years through his personal efforts and interaction with ITF senior leadership.

PTF President ITF World Juniors J5 Tennis Championships Week I – February 2021

PTF President ITF World Juniors J5 Tennis Championships Week I – February 2021

06th February 2021
PTF President ITF World Juniors J5 Tennis Championships Week I – February 2021
The Pakistan Tennis Federation is pleased to inform that the PTF President ITF World J5 Junior Tennis Championships 2021 week 1 concluded at the PTF Complex, Islamabad today on 06th February 2021 by adhering to strict COVID-19 SOPs.
Players from Pakistan, Austria, Afghanistan, Iran, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, India, Ukraine, Germany, and USA participated in ITF Juniors J5 Week I tournament at PTF Complex.
In the final day of week I tournament, Mr Iftikhar Shallwani, Additional Secretary Ministry of Interior and SVP Pakistan Tennis Federation was the Chief Guest and Mr Salim Saifullah Khan, President PTF was the Guest of Honor on the occasion of the last match of the event, which was the exciting Boys Singles final.
In the first match of the day, Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) bt Iman Khan (GBR) 6-3,6-1. Although Iman fought hard, Mariia proved too strong and consistent for her.
In the Boys Singles final, Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI) 7-5,6-4 in a very high-quality match. In the first set, Sam built a 5-3 lead but Birtan fought back to win the set 7-5. In the second set, a see-saw battle ensued before Birtan clinched the set and the match 6-4.
Following are the results of final day matches:
Boy’s Singles Final:
Birtan Duran (TUR) bt Sam Kydd Baumgartner (SUI): 7-5, 6-4
Girl’s Singles Final:
Mariia Masiianskaia (RUS) bt Iman Khan (GBR): 6-3,6-1
Regards,
Pakistan Tennis Federation