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TENNIS - Local News 28 Mar, 2024

General Council Meeting of Islamabad Tennis Association in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (PR): The first General Council Meeting of the Islamabad Tennis Association (ITA) was held on March 25, 2024, at here Islamabad Club, chaired by Tariq Mehmood Murtaza, Chairman and President of Islamabad Tennis Association. All the affiliated units of the ITA were present in the meeting except the representative of Islamabad Tennis Complex.The meeting was convened by the stipulations outlined in the Constitution of the Islamabad Tennis Association, with the primary objective of establishing the Management Committee and enhancing the operational cohesion between the Islamabad Tennis Association, its affiliated units, and the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF).In light of Tariq Murtaza's intention to retire from his longstanding service at the ITA due to personal commitments, a proposal has been advanced to nominate Majid Bashir for the position of President of the association. Bashir's distinguished background as an advocate and his extensive experience as the Senior Executive Vice President of the ITA made him a suitable candidate to assume the leadership role within the organization. His commitment to the association's mission and his demonstrated leadership qualities equip him to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead, ensuring continuity and excellence in the ITA's endeavors.The proposal was met with unanimous approval from the members present, who showed their support for Majid Bashir through a show of hands. This indicates a vote of confidence in Bashir's ability to lead the ITA effectively.Majid Bashir, upon being elected as the new President, expressed his sincere gratitude to the members for their unanimous support. He pledged to dedicate himself to the advancement of tennis in the Capital Territory of Islamabad. Furthermore, he emphasized his commitment to fostering harmony and amicable relations between the affiliated units of the ITA and the PTF. Bashir aims to work towards the development and enhancement of the game of tennis, ensuring its growth and prosperity within the region.

TENNIS - Local News 29 Oct, 2023

Ali Embroidery Mills Junior National Tennis Championship commences
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: The Ali Embroidery Mills Junior National Tennis Championship 2023 started at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park Lahore, with a vibrant opening ceremony on Sunday.Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) Secretary, Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), graced the event as the chief guest and formally inaugurated this prestigious tournament. During the colorful opening ceremony, Malik praised Ali Embroidery Mills Pvt Ltd for their significant contributions to the promotion of tennis in the country. He acknowledged the generous support of Ali Embroidery Mills' CEO, Tariq Zaman, in not only organizing national tournaments but also conducting the High-Performance Tennis Camps, which are playing a pivotal role in enhancing the skills of top players, who have gone on to achieve national and international recognition for their country. The first day of the championship witnessed more than 20 matches, with top players securing comfortable victories, showcasing a high standard of tennis throughout the day. In the boys U-18 1st round, standout performances included Mohammad Shaheer Khan's 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hanzla Anwar, Yafat Nadeem's 6-1, 6-1 win against Hassan Ali (GC), Ali Talha's 7-5, 6-2 victory over Abdullah Pirzada, Haider Ali Rizwan's 6-2, 6-0 triumph against Mohammad Sohaan Noor, and Abubakar Khalil's 6-1, 6-2 win over Abdur Rehman Pirzada. In the Boys U-16 qualifying round, Awais Ali Ansari emerged victorious with a 6-2 score. For the Boys U-14 1st round, Amir Mazari (Aitchison) defeated Ahmad Khuda Bakhsh 4-0, 4-0. Mohammad Shakaib secured a 4-2, 4-1 win against Awais Ali Ansari, Bilal Awais outperformed Hassan Alam with a score of 5-3, 4-0, Abdur Rehman defeated Essa Bilal 4-0, 4-0, and Hamza Ali Rizwan claimed a 4-0, 4-0 victory over Mohammad Rehan. In the Boys/Girls U-12 1st round, Taha Asad won with a score of 5-4, 4-0, and Mohammad Umar Ali defeated Essa Khan Malik 4-0, 4-0. 

TENNIS - Local News 28 Oct, 2023

Islamabad National Junior Tennis Championships conclude
Hamza Roman outplays Mohammad Hamza Aasim 2-0 in Boys’ Under-18 finalAbdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Hamza Roman overpowered Mohammad Hamza Aasim 2-0 to clinch the Under-18 Boys’ Singles title of the Islamabad National Junior Tennis Championships 2023, which concluded at PTF-SDA Tennis Complex Islamabad on Saturday. In the Girls Under-18 Singles finals, Amna Ali Qayum got rid of Zunaisha Noor 2-1 in a well-contested three sets contest with the final score-line of 1-6, 6-3, and 6-2.In the first set of the Boys’ Under-18 final, Hamza Roman exhibited top-class tennis and played some powerful forehand and backhand drives, which were not returnable. He did not allow his opponent Mohammad Hamza to settle his feet on the court. Hamza Roman won the first set without conceding a solitary game. His drop shorts were also applaudable.Later, in the second set, Mohammad Hamza showed some resistance and displayed shining tennis, as the second set went up neck-to-neck till 3-3, as both players held their respective serves. It was a well-contested set in which both players locked the horns. A large number of spectators enjoyed the game of both teenagers in the Aqeel Khan Centre Tennis Court of Pakistan Tennis Complex. Finally, Hamza Roman won the final with the score-line of 6-0, and 6-4.         Saeed Ahmad Khan, Senior Vice President (SVP) Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) graced the closing ceremony as chief guest, and distributed prizes among the winners and runner-ups of different category competitions. Also, Gul Rehman, Secretary-General-PTF, Arif Qureshi Secretary-ITA, Sohail Bulent, Mushaf Zia Former Davis Cupper, Nasser Kasuri, Gahtan Vahidy, Abrar Hassan and a large number of players, Coaches, parents and tennis lovers were present on this eve. Zarmeeneh Rahim was the chief organizer of the event.Results (Finals):Boys’ 18 & Under Singles: Hamza Roman beat Mohammad Hamza Aasim 6-0, 6-4Girls’ 18 & Under Singles: Amna Ali Qayum beat Zunaisha Noor 1-6, 6-3, 6-2Boys’ 14 & Under Singles: Amir Mazari beat Haziq Asim 6-1, 6-2Boys’ & Girls’ 12 & Under Singles: Shayan Afridi beat Junaid Khan 4-0, 4-0Boys’ & Girls’ 10 & Under Singles: Mohammad Faizan beat Ibrahim Hussain 4-1, 4-1

TENNIS - Local News 01 Oct, 2023

Shahid Hamid Memorial Tennis Tournament 2023 concluded at ITC
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: Shahid Hamid Memorial Tennis Tournament 2023 on Sunday concluded here at Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC), as the Hassan Baig Vice President Islamabad Tennis Association (ITA) was the chief guest and distributed the prizes amongst the winners and runner-ups.Results (Finals):Men’s Singles: Jibran ul Haq beat Yawer Ali 6-4, 3-6 (10-5) Super TiebreakMen’s Doubles: Zalan Khan/Murtaza beat Daisuke Unemi/Yameen 6-4, 4-6, (10-7)Ladies’ Singles: Fatima Ali Raja beat Zainab Ali Raja 8-2;Boys’ Under-18: Zain Ali beat Ibrahim bin Sohail 6-3 7-6(4);Girls’ Under 14: Ayesha Masood beat Wania Khalid 6-3;Boys’ Under 14: Hassan Usmani beat Orhan Sohail 8-2;Boys’ Under 12: Moazam Baber beat Raja Mohammad Taha 6-2Girls’ Under 10: Manha Amalia Aidrus beat Manha Khalid Raja 6-1;

TENNIS - Local News 14 Sep, 2023

Tennis News: High Performance Tennis Training Camp concludes
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: The Sports Board Punjab’s High Performance Tennis Training Camp concluded here at the SBP Tennis Academy.On this occasion, Director, Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Shahid Zaman has said that a sustainable sports calendar and strategy are being devised and this working will be beneficial to a great extent for the future of sports in the province. He said this while talking to the media at the concluding ceremony of the Sports Board Punjab’s High Performance Tennis Training Camp here at the SBP Tennis Academy. Director Youth Affairs Syed Umair Hassan, Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) Secretary and Camp Commandant Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) and a large number of young tennis players, coaches and officials were also present on this occasion. Speaking on this occasion, Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman said that the sports of the Punjab province has been put in the right direction. “We have organized several sports events and training camps in the recent past and this positive practice will continue in future as well under a systematic manner.” He added that the preparation of biennial sports calendar is in progress and this sports calendar will continue to benefit players in future. “An effective sports strategy is being carved out to promote sports culture and bring out new talent from across the province.” He said that the SBP High Performance Free Tennis Training Camp has played a key role in improving the game of young players. “This camp was organised to provide an opportunity to young tennis players to improve their games and skills. The camp probables must utilize the valuable training and techniques they have learnt under the supervision of expert coaches at the camp in their future competitive events.” Camp Commandant Rashid Malik, on this occasion, expressed his gratitude to Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman, Director General Sports Punjab Dr Asif Tufail and his entire team for organizing High Performance Free Tennis Training Camp. “Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman has been fully cooperating with us for the promotion of tennis in the province. This camp will benefit the talented youth of Punjab in the long run and help in sharpening their skills, who, in return, will win laurels for their province and the country at higher level.” At the prize distribution ceremony, Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman distributed cash prizes and shields among the players, coaches and officials participating in the camp. Camp Commandant Rashid Malik, Davis Cupper Coach Heera Ashiq, Ahmed Babar, Imran Bhatti, Camp Coordinator Faheem Siddiqui and Physical Trainer Syed Azhar Hussain were also handed handsome cash prizes by the chief guest. Notably, as many as 36 boys and girls of different age groups participated in the one and half month-long SBP High Performance Tennis Training Camp that was organized under the supervision of qualified coaches such as Davis Cupper Heera Ashiq, Ahmed Babar and Imran Bhatti under the able supervision of SBP Head Coach Rashid Malik. 

TENNIS - Local News 09 Jul, 2023

Tennis News: National Seniors & Juniors Championships commence
Mohammad Ahmed, Taimoor, Ibrahim, Farhan, Salman, Saad, and Assaad register victoriesSports Bulletin ReportKARACHI: Taimoor Ansari, Ibrahim Nouman, Farhan Mustafa, Salman Dinani, Mohammad Ahmed Khalid, Saad Salim, and Assaad moved into the next round of Men’s Single discipline of the 20th KC Westbury National Seniors & Juniors Tennis Championships after winning their respective matches at the Karachi Club Hard. Championships are being organized under the banner of the Karachi Tennis Association (KTA).Results (Day-1):Juniors Under-18 Singles (Round-I)Malik Hasnain beat Rayyan Shoaib 6-1, 6-1Taimoor Ansari beat Rayan Ahmed 6-2, 6-3Ejaz Abbasi beat Ahsan Ahmed 7-6, 6-3Laraib Shamsi beat Abdul Nafay 2-6, 6-3, 4-1 rtdDhuraf Das beat Abdullah Razzaq 6-0, 6-3Karish Kumar beat Muqeet Baloch 6-2, 6-2Boys Under-14 Singles (Round-1)AbouBaker Admani beat Ansarullah 4-1, 4-2Fahad Gul beat Arham Shehzad 4-0, 4-0Abdullah Razzaq beat Abdul Baseer 4-0, 4-0Mohammad Noor beat Permaish Chohan 4-1, 4-1Mohammad Yahaya w/o Mammad MalikBoys Under-12 Singles (Round-1)AbouBaker Admani beat Arman Ali 4-0, 4-2Zayd Zaman beat Ansarullah 5-3, 4-2Arsh Imran beat Rohan Das 4-2, 3-5, 4-0Abdul Baseer beat Umer Zaman 4-0, 4-1Meer Abbas Bhagat beat Aahil Imran 4-1, 1-4, 4-0Men’s Singles (Round-1)Taimoor Ansari beat Rayan Ahmed 8-0Ibrahim Nouman beat Mohammad Hussain Abid 8-0Farhan Mustafa beat Arshad Shahid 8-0Salman Dinani beat Major Zulfiqar 8-2Mohammad Ahmed Khalid beat Haseeb Jawed 8-3Saad Salim beat Ammad Danish 8-6Assaad beat Idrees Nooruddin 8-1 

TENNIS - Local News 04 Jun, 2023

Tennis News: Gatorade Trophy Ranking Tennis Championship starts
Sports Bulletin ReportKARACHI:-The 3rd Gatorade Trophy Ranking Tennis Championship started here at Union Club Tennis Court under the banner Karachi Tennis Association (KTA). Asaad Ahmed , CEO Online Sports Equipment Dealer , was the chief guest at the opening ceremony.Results (Day-1):Men’s Singles (Round-I)Mohammad Ali beat Idrees Nooruddin 6-2, 6-1Mohammad Zahid beat Rayan Ahmed 6-0, 3-6, 10-6Malik Hasnain beat Yousuf Bin Abdullah 6-0, 6-1Mazhar Hayat beat Asaad Ahmed 6-2, 6-3  Under 13 Singles (Round-I)Arham Shehzad beat Syed Abdullah 0-4, 5-4, 4-0Syed Mohammad Sufyan beat Arman Ali 4-1, 4-5, 4-0.

TENNIS - Local News 19 Mar, 2023

ITC Open Tennis Championship: Hamza Asim beats Yawar Ali 2-1 in final
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: Hamza Asim overpowered Yawar Ali 2-1 in the Men’s Singles final of the ITC Open Tennis Championship that concluded here at Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC) on Saturday. The final score-line was 6-3, 4-6, and 10-6. In the men’s singles final, Hamza Asim and Yawer Ali showed their class and played an outstanding game. In the Super tie break Hamza Asim showed powerful forehand and changed the match in his favour. Hassan Baig Vice President of Islamabad Tennis Association along with other club members distributed the prizes among the winners and runner ups. Results (Men’s Singles Semifinals): Hamza Asim beat Zalan Khan 8-2 Yawar Ali beat Salar Khan 8-6 Final: Hamza Asim beat Yawar Ali 6-3, 4-6 (10-6) Men’s Doubles (Final): Yawar Ali and Zalan beat Murtaza Khan and Amin Khan 6-3, 3-6, (10-7) Ladies’ Singles (Final): Marukh Sajid beat Lalarukh Sajid 8-4 Boys’ Under-18 (Final): Mohammad Salar beat Haziq Asim 6-3, 5-7, (10-6) Boys’ Under-14 (Final): Haziq Asim beat Abdul Wasay 6-0, 6-3 Girls’ Under-18 (Semifinals): Marukh beat Ayesha 8-4 Lalarukh beat Amara Khan 8-4 Final: Marukh beat Lalarukh 8-2; Girls’ Under-14 (Semifinals): Lalarukh beat Aysha 8-4 Marukh beat Zara 8-1; Final: Lalarukh Sajid beat Marukh Sajid 8-3.

TENNIS - Local News 18 Mar, 2023

ITC Open Tennis Championships start in Islamabad on Saturday
Sports Bulletin Report ISLAMABAD: The ITC Open Tennis Championships started on Saturday, as over 80 players are participating in different categories here at Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC) G-6. Results (Men’s Singles Round-1): Hamza Asim beat Hammad Ali 8-2; Petro beat Taimur Adil 8-2; Mustansir Ali beat Inam Qadir 8-4; Zalan beat Ali Akbar Ali Malik 8-2;  Awais Iqbal beat Ali zain 8-2; Mohammad Salar beat Adnan Rasheed 8-4; Abdullah Shafaqat beat Haseeb Inayat 8-1; Yawar Ali beat Abdul Rehman 8-0 Quarterfinals: Hamza Asim beat Petro 8-0;  Zalan Khan beat Mustansir Ali 8-2; Mohammad Salar beat Awais Iqbal 8-2; Yawer Ali beat 8-3 Men’s Doubles (Quarterfinal): Raja Asif & Sardar beat Faisal Khan & Asim sheikh 8-3; Kashif Khan and Khurram Baig beat Awais Ahmed and Mustafa 8-4; Zalan Khan and Yawer Ali beat Taimoor Adil and Akbar Ali 8-4; Murtaza Khan and Ameen Khan beat Raja Safdar and Saleem Abbassi 8-2; Semifinal: Yawar Ali and Zalan beat Raja Asif and Sardar Sami 8-2 Murtaza Khan and Amin Khan beat Kashif Khan and Khurram Baig 8-3; Ladies’ Singles (Quarterfinal): Shandana Rabi beat Ayesha Masood 8-1 Amara khan beat Dana Psenicova 8-2 Lalarukh Sajjid beat Zarmeena 8-2 Marrukh Sajjid beat Asma 8-4 Semifinals: LalaRukh beat Shandana Rabi 8-2 Marrukh Sajjid beat Amara Khan 8-2 Boys’ Under-18 (Quarterfinals): Mustansir Ali beat Hamza Asim 8-3 Mohammad Salar beat Abdul Wasay 8-2 Sameer Kiyani beat Ali Zain 8-0 Haziq Asim beat Inam Qadir 8-4 Boys’ Under-14 (Quarterfinals): Ammar Masood beat Suleman Niazi 8-2 Sameer Maqsood beat Orhan Sohail 8-0 Abdul Wasay beat Awais Khan 8-3 Haziq Asim beat Ameen Khan 8-2; Semifinal: Haziq Hamza beat Ammar Khan 8-0 Abdul Wasay beat Sameer Maqsood 8-2; Girls’ Under-18 (Quarterfinals): Amara Khan beat Quratulain 8-2 Ayesha Masood beat Zara Shebaz 8-6 Marrukh Sajjid beat Yasmeen 8-1 Lalarukh Sajjid beat Amna Ali 8-3 Girls’ Under-14 (Quarterfinals): Lalarukh Sajjid beat Shiza Khan 8-1 Ayesha Masood beat Noreen 8-3 Zara Shebaz beat Sonia 8-5 Marrukh Sajjid beat Ayesha 8-2

TENNIS - Local News 02 Mar, 2023

Tennis Lovers Championship 2023: Asad, Ahtesham in semifinals
Sports Bulletin Report LAHORE: Asad Zaman, Ahtesham Humayun, Hamid Israr, and Mohammad Salaar have reached in the semifinals of the 4th Tennis Lovers Junior National Tennis Championship after winning their respective boys Under-18 singles quarterfinals played here at Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Thursday. Results: Boys’ Under-18 (Quarterfinals): Asad Zaman (Ali Embroidery Mills) beat Shahzaib Zahid 6-2, 6-2, Ahtesham Humayun beat Arman Kamran 6-4, 6-4, Hamid Israr beat Yafat Nadeem 6-2, 6-0 and M Salaar beat Hamza Ali Rizwan 6-3, 6-0.   Boys’ Under-14 (Quarterfinals): Amir Mazari (Aitchison) beat Aryan Hassan 4-0, 4-0, Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Haziq Areejo 4-0, 4-0, Nabeel Ali Qayum beat Ismail Aftab 2-4, 4-0, 4-0 and Abubakar Talha beat M Umer Ali 3-0 (rtd).  Boys/Girls Undr-12 (Quarterfinals): Abdur Rehman (SICAS) beat Mohammad Umer Ali 4-0, 4-1, Hajra Suhail (SICAS) beat Bismel Zia 2-4, 4-2, 4-2 and Rashid Ali Bachani beat Junaid Khan 4-1, 5-3. Boys/Girls Under-10 (Quarterfinals): Rashid Ali Bachani beat Hassan Alam 4-2, 4-0, Mohammad Ibraheem Hussain Gill beat Shahzaib Faisal 4-1, 5-3 and Mohammad Ehsan Bari beat Ali Saqib 5-3, 4-1.