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TENNIS - Wheelchair 13 Mar, 2024

Two-man Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis Team reached Thailand
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: A two-member Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis Team including Asif Gul Abbasi, and Fida Hussain reached Pattaya Thailand on March 13 to participate in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Asia Oceania Wheelchair Qualifier Cup 2024.According to an official of the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), Pakistan’s wheelchair tennis contingent comprising 2 players and 1 Non-playing captain including Asif Abbasi, FidaHussain and Mohammad Khalid Rehmani on Wednesday reached Thailand city Pattaya for an international fixture.Besides, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Iraq, India, and Kazakhstan will take part in the competitions for the top honour. The official draw ceremony will take place today (Wednesday) and the matches will start tomorrow (Thursday).

TENNIS - Wheelchair 20 Feb, 2024

ITF3 Wheelchair: Pakistani lad Asif Abbasi claims second position
Abdul Jabbar FaisalISLAMABAD: Pakistan Wheelchair Tennis No.1 player, Asif Abbasi earned second position in the ITF3 Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, as scammed in the final against high-ranked (World No. 104) rival Nemeth Roland from Hungary at Bolton Tennis Arena, United Kingdom on Tuesday. The final score-line was 7-6, and 6-4.According to available information from abroad, Abbasi's journey to the final was nothing short of inspiring, showcasing his resilience and talent on the international stage. Abbasi's campaign began with a dominant performance against a local player, securing a convincing victory with a score of 6-0, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, he faced a formidable opponent, the French player seeded second in the tournament and ranked 69th in the world. Despite the tough challenge, Abbasi displayed exceptional tennis prowess and emerged victorious with a score-line of 6-4, 6-3.In the semifinal, he went head-to-head with an Italian opponent in a nerve-jangling contest. Pakistan man with unwavering focus and determination clinched victory after a fierce battle, winning with a score of 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, securing his place in the final.In the final showdown, Abbasi faced a seasoned and matured player, showcasing his skills against a formidable opponent. Though the match was fiercely contested, Abbasi ultimately fell short, losing with a score of 7-6, 6-4. However, his performance throughout the tournament has earned him praise and admiration for his outstanding achievements on the court.Abbasi's remarkable journey to the final serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring athletes in Pakistan, highlighting the potential and talent within the country's wheelchair tennis community. His resilience, determination, and remarkable talent continue to elevate the profile of wheelchair tennis in Pakistan and inspire a new generation of athletes.Asif Abbasi is now gearing up for his next challenge, the ITF2 wheelchair tennis tournament, which begins on February 21, 2024. With his recent success as motivation, Abbasi is hopeful to perform well in this tournament and further solidify his position as a formidable force in the world of wheelchair tennis. Abbasi aims to raise his world ranking and an ultimately willing to participate in the Paris Paralympic this year.

TENNIS - Wheelchair 14 Oct, 2023

President PTF Salim Saifullah visits wheelchair tennis camp
Sports Bulletin ReportISLAMABAD: President, Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) on Saturday visited the Wheelchair tennis camp that started at SDA-PTF Tennis Complex Garden Avenue aiming to prepare the national players for the upcoming Para-Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China this month from October 24 to 29, 2023.According to an official of PTF, two wheelchair tennis players Asif Gul Abbasi, and Fida Hussian will undergo training under the supervision of Head Coach Asim Shafik and Assistant Coach Noman-ul-Haq. Khalid Rehmani, who is Coach-cum-Manager of the team will accompany the players.The President visited the PTF Complex and interacted with the players Asif Abassi and Fida Hussain. He lauded the services of Khalid Rehmani for his passion and efforts for the promotion of wheelchair tennis by enhancing the players' capacity to participate in international events. He also conveyed that proper structure is being planned at the provincial and federal levels to be headed by dedicated and qualified tennis coaches who are to be nominated by the PTF management.

TENNIS - Wheelchair 10 Oct, 2023

Wheelchair Tennis Development Initiative Coaching Camp starts
Sports Bulletin ReportLAHORE: Secretary of Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab, Shahid Zaman, inaugurated the ITF-PTF Wheelchair Tennis Development Initiative Coaching Camp at the Sports Board Punjab Tennis Academy, Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. Wheelchair tennis has already made its debut in Karachi under the leadership of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Vice President Muhammad Khalid Rehmani, who has been playing a pivotal role in not only promoting the sport in Sindh but also expanding its reach across the nation. Punjab, now the second province to embrace wheelchair tennis, will have PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) overseeing the sport. Malik's responsibilities include coaching and nurturing wheelchair tennis players while actively seeking out and developing talented athletes from all over the country. Speaking at the launch ceremony of the wheelchair tennis camp, which saw the participation of 16 wheelchair tennis players from various regions of the province, Secretary Sports Shahid Zaman praised the initiative, saying, "This is a commendable effort by Khalid Rehmani, a pioneer of wheelchair tennis in Pakistan. In Punjab, under the guidance of Rashid Malik, wheelchair players will receive training and grooming aimed at transforming them into champions. "Through the Sports Board Punjab, these players will receive comprehensive support, including wheelchairs, tennis rackets, balls, and access to tennis facilities, all provided free of charge. There is tremendous talent in Punjab, and with the help of qualified coaches, we hope this talent will master the finer aspects of the game," the Secretary Sports added. Expressing his gratitude, Khalid Rehmani said, "I extend my appreciation to Secretary of Sports & Youth Affairs Shahid Zaman for gracing the event as the chief guest and for announcing free-of-cost facilities and tennis equipment for these wheelchair players. I'm also thankful to Mr. Rashid Malik for accepting this responsibility, and I am confident that under his capable guidance and supervision, wheelchair tennis and its players will soon gain popularity in Punjab. "Our primary goal for 2024 is to prepare wheelchair tennis players for the Paris Paralympics and ITF Unilock Asia Region Cup Wheelchair Tennis. We plan to gather talented wheelchair tennis players from every corner of the country, provide them with training and grooming, and select the best among them for these major events," Rehmani explained. "We are also looking to introduce wheelchair tennis in Quetta, which possesses immense talent. With proper training and maximum international exposure, we hope to produce champions capable of making their mark on the global wheelchair tennis stage," Rehmani asserted.  

TENNIS - Wheelchair 01 Sep, 2023

Asif Abbasi: Defying Odds and Making Pakistan Proud in Wheelchair Tennis
Special ReportIn the realm of sports, there are individuals who exemplify determination and resilience, rising above challenges to achieve greatness. One such individual is Asif Abbasi, Pakistan's top wheelchair tennis player, whose journey from a world ranking of 400 at the beginning of 2023 to now holding the impressive rank of 156 in the world showcases his remarkable ascent.Abbasi's journey gained momentum with his participation in the Bolton, cinch Queen's club, and Nottingham wheelchair tennis tournaments. His outstanding performances in these events not only caught the attention of tennis enthusiasts but also propelled him to his current world ranking. From a humble start, he has surged ahead, leaving his mark on the international wheelchair tennis circuit.The pinnacle of his achievements came with his victory at the “Play Your Way To Wimbledon” National Finals tournament held at the prestigious Wimbledon tennis courts in London, United Kingdom (UK). This monumental win not only underscores Abbasi's exceptional skill and determination but also marks a historic moment for Pakistan in wheelchair tennis.What makes his journey even more inspiring is that he's accomplishing these feats single-handedly, despite work commitments. However, the lack of sponsorship is hindering his ability to participate in more international tournaments. Currently, ranked 156th in the world, Abbasi is confident with the proper support to achieve even greater success.Abbasi's achievements hold significance not only for himself but for Pakistan's tennis history. He's set to make history as he competes in the Para Asian Games in China from October 22nd to 28th, 2023. Abbasi firmly believes that disabled Pakistani athletes can bring honor to the nation on the global stage.Looking ahead, Abbasi's ambition extends to the Paralympics in 2024 in Paris, France. His dedication to representing Pakistan on this prestigious platform is unwavering.In light of his accomplishments, Abbasi is advocating for more support for disabled athletes in Pakistan. He emphasizes that with proper backing, disabled athletes can consistently perform on the international stage, further uplifting the nation's reputation.Asif Abbasi's journey embodies determination and a fervent belief in the potential of disabled athletes. His story is not only a personal achievement but also a call to action to acknowledge and uplift disabled athletes on their path to international success.

TENNIS - Wheelchair 13 Aug, 2023

Wheelchair Tennis: Asif Clinches Historic Victory in "Play Your Way to Wimbledon" Tournament
Sports Bulletin ReportLondon (UK): In a dazzling display of unwavering talent and sheer determination, Asif Gul Abbasi etched his name in the annals of sporting history as he emerged triumphant at the inaugural "Play Your Way to Wimbledon" wheelchair tennis tournament. The electrifying event unfolded against the breathtaking backdrop of Wimbledon's revered grass courts, and Abbasi's journey to glory was nothing short of awe-inspiring.Throughout the tournament, Abbasi's march to victory remained untarnished, as he seamlessly maneuvered through the round-robin matches, each a testament to his unparalleled mastery of the sport. The climactic culmination on a sun-drenched Friday had the crowd at the edge of their seats, witnessing a display of tennis excellence that would be remembered for years.Abbasi's journey commenced with a heart-pounding opening match, where he faced a rising young star and dominated the court with an extraordinary scoreline of 6-3, 6-0. His exceptional control over the game and the tempo of play showcased his dominance and strategic prowess. The subsequent clash saw Abbasi pitted against a seasoned titan of the sport. Armed with sheer determination and tactical precision, Abbasi triumphed with an emphatic 6-2, 6-1 victory. This victory solidified his reputation as an indomitable force on the hallowed grass courts of Wimbledon.However, on the final day, Abbasi's brilliance illuminated the court as he executed a remarkable 6-0, 6-4 victory, leaving the audience in awe of his unparalleled skill and unyielding spirit. The crescendo of applause and cheers marked the culmination of Abbasi's journey to claim the coveted championship title.With an unblemished record and a display of talent that left spectators in awe, Asif Abbasi ascended the podium as the undisputed champion of the inaugural "Play Your Way to Wimbledon" Vodafone championship. His journey epitomizes the fusion of dedication, skill, and the unbreakable spirit that defines a true champion. 

TENNIS - Wheelchair 13 Jun, 2023

Tennis News: Asif Abbasi to Compete Cinch Wheelchair Championship
Asif becomes the first Pakistani to accept for prestigious wheelchair tennis fixtureSports Bulletin ReportLondon (UK):-Pakistan No. 1 wheelchair tennis player, Asif Gul Abbasi has been accepted for the Main Draw of 8 players of the Cinch Wheelchair Championship, to be played at the iconic Queen's Club in London from June 23 to 25, 2023. Alfie Hewett, Joachim Gerard, Martin De La Puente, Gordon Reid, Stephane Houdet, Dermot Bailey, Andrew Penney, and Asif Abbasi will fight for the championship title.Also, Asif Abbasi has qualified to compete in the National Finals at Wimbledon in August this year 2023, as this will be his first appearance in the National Finals at Wimbledon. Asif’s acceptance to both the Cinch Wheelchair Championship and the national finals at Wimbledon is a testament to his remarkable talent, dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence in wheelchair tennis. His journey serves as an inspiration to athletes worldwide, showcasing the power of resilience and determination in overcoming adversity.The Cinch Wheelchair Championship, one of the most prestigious wheelchair tennis tournaments, will provide Asif Abbasi with an extraordinary platform to demonstrate his skills and compete against top-ranked players from around the globe. The Queen's Club, renowned for its rich history and world-class facilities, will serve as a fitting stage for this highly anticipated event.In August, Asif Abbasi will make history once again, as he will take part in the national finals at Wimbledon. This historic occasion not only highlights his exceptional talent but also opens new doors for the recognition and representation of Pakistani athletes in the international tennis arena.The Pakistani community in the United Kingdom and Pakistan rejoices in Asif Abbasi's achievements, as his participation in these esteemed tournaments elevates the profile of Pakistani athletes and fosters a sense of pride within the community. His success sends a strong message of inclusivity, breaking barriers and inspiring individuals of all backgrounds to pursue their dreams.As the countdown begins for the Cinch Wheelchair Championship and the national finals at Wimbledon, the entire Pakistani community, alongside global sports enthusiasts, eagerly awaits the extraordinary performances that Asif Abbasi is certain to deliver. These events mark a significant chapter in the history of wheelchair tennis and signify the strength and determination of athletes like Abbasi in overcoming challenges and making his mark on the world stage. 

TENNIS - Wheelchair 13 Mar, 2023

Wheelchair Tennis player, Asif Abbasi earns another honour for Pakistan
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan number one wheelchair tennis player, Asif Gul Abbasi created another history by winning the "Lee Valley Wheelchair Tennis Tournament" in London, as Abbasi displayed great skill and determination throughout the tournament, beating their hard-hitting opponents to earn himself a place in the "Play Your Way to Wimbledon" National finals in August, which will be held on the iconic grass courts of Wimbledon. Despite carrying a shoulder injury from previous tournaments, Abbasi showed no signs of slowing down and played some outstanding tennis to secure his victory in the tournament. He was the top seed in the tournament and won the final with the score-line by 7-6 (6) and 6-1. The "Play Your Way to Wimbledon" initiative, which is a joint venture between the LTA and Vodafone, is aimed at giving national wheelchair tennis players the opportunity to compete in the National finals at Wimbledon. There are three qualifying tournaments, namely Lee Valley, Grantham, and Loughborough University wheelchair tennis tournaments, and the finalists from these tournaments will be competing in the finals at Wimbledon. Abbasi and the other finalists have now qualified for the national finals at Wimbledon, which is a significant achievement and a proud moment for the Pakistani tennis community. The fact that Abbasi was able to overcome his injury and still play at such a high level is a testament to his skill and dedication. In a statement, Abbasi expressed his joy and excitement at the prospect of playing at Wimbledon. He said, "This is a dream come true for me. I have always wanted to play on the grass courts of Wimbledon, and now that I have the opportunity to do so, I will give it my all and make Pakistan proud." The Pakistani tennis community has rallied behind Abbasi, congratulating him on his victory and wishing him the best of luck for the national finals at Wimbledon. This achievement by Abbasi is not only a personal triumph but also a symbol of hope and inspiration for disabled athletes.

TENNIS - Wheelchair 02 Mar, 2023

BNP Paribas ITF wheelchair tennis: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan 3-0
Sports Bulletin Report Pattaya (Thailand): Sri Lanka wheelchair tennis team beat Pakistan 3-0 in the BNP Paribas ITF wheelchair tennis world cup qualifier at Pattaya Thailand on the 2nd day of competition. Results (Sri Lanka beat Pakistan) 3-0 Kumara KGM Parderp beat Fida Hussain 6-0, 6-0 Dissanayake Gamini beat Asif Abbasi 6-2, 6-3 Dharmasena Suresh & Dissanayake Gamini beat Mohammad Ayub and Asif Abbasi 6-0, 6-0

TENNIS - Wheelchair 01 Mar, 2023

Asia Oceania Qualification: Australia beat Pakistan 3-0
Sports Bulletin Report Pattaya (Thailand): Heavyweight Australia wheelchair tennis team outclassed low-ranked Pakistan 3-0 in the first Pool match of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Asia Oceania Qualification competitions that started at Pattaya Thailand. In the first single, Pakistani lad Fida Hussain lost to Parker Anderson, who is currently world number 24 in ITF wheelchair tennis rankings. In straight sets 2-0, as the final score-line was just 6-0 and 6-1. Later, in the second single, world number 29 Week Benn defeated Pakistan No.1 Asif Abbasi in a similar style 2-0. Asif, who beat Indian players last year in Turkiye, failed to win even a single game. He could not join the practice session before the crucial contest against Australia owing to missing his equipment. In the Double, a duo of Australian wheelchair tennis players, Parker Anderson and Dunn Martyn beat Asif Gul Abbasi / Fida Hussain with the score-line of 6-0 and 6-0. Results (Australia beat Pakistan 3-0): Parker Anderson beat Fida Hissain 6-0, 6-1 Weeks Benn beat Asif Gul Abbasi 6-0, 6-0 Parker Anderson / Dunn Martyn beat Asif Gul Abbasi / Fida Hussain 6-0, 6-0