Abdul Jabbar Faisal
ISLAMABAD (September 12, 2021): The South Asia Regional Qualifying Event of ITF Asia Under-12 Team Competition 2021 will start from Monday (September 13, 2021) at the PTF-SDA Tennis Complex, Garden Avenue Islamabad. Besides hosts Pakistan Boys and Girls teams from Maldives, Nepal and India will take part in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) tennis showpiece.
According to Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF), this is the first time in history of Pakistan an ITF Junior Team event is going to be hosted by Pakistan. Toyota-Indus Motors Company is major sponsor for this international fixture.
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 Jonathan Stubbs and ATF Executive Director-Operations Puneet Gupta took part. The draws for the event were also conducted, with Secretary PTF Col Gul Rehman(R).
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.
Salim Saifullah Khan, President PTF 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 would go a long way in developing young talent. He also hoped that sports diplomacy would further help in generating goodwill in the region.
Boys: India vs Nepal
Girls: Pakistan vs India, Nepal vs Maldives