Aisam ul Haq to train young tennis players from the platform of SBP, DG Chumman


LAHORE, Sep 19 (APP): Pakistan’s tennis star Aisamul Haq has vowed
to impart training to the young tennis players here at Sports Board Punjab’s State of the Art Tennis Court in Nishtar Park Sports Complex.
“The game of tennis will get huge boost through this international level
facility”, he expressed these views during his visit to the tennis courts on Tuesday.
Talking to the media, Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed
Ghumman, on this occasion said, the entire nation was proud of Aisam’s great achievements in the field of tennis and described him a national hero.
“International standard tennis academy will be inaugurated in the
State of the Art Tennis Court shortly. International tennis stars will
also tour Pakistan in future”, he added.
Aisam expressed his pleasure on the creation of the international
level tennis court in Lahore “It’s really incredible feeling to have
an international level tennis court in our own hometown”, he added.
He congratulated DG, SBP on the creation of such a modern tennis
To a question, Aisam, who also exhibited his game at the Court,
said he didn’t see a tennis court like this in his 20-year career
in Pakistan. “I was literally unaware of such a top standard tennis
court equipped with all top facilities when I was invited to visit
the State of the Art Tennis Court. It’s quite heartening that government
is also taking great measures for the promotion of tennis in Pakistan”,
he continued. “After having an international standard tennis court now
we can invite top stars of the tennis world like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray”. Aisam said he will take part in Sports Board Punjab’s coaching programme whenever he gets free.
Ghumman said it will be an ideal opportunity for our young players
to get training from a world class player like Aisam. “We will improve
the facilities at our tennis Court in consultation with Aisam”, he asserted.
“Sports Board Punjab is building top level sports infrastructure
across the province. Sports gymnasiums and grounds are being built in
every tehsil. 22 grounds are in the final stages of completion in Lahore. Punjab International Swimming Complex has also been completed and will
be inaugurated shortly”, he explained.
Aisam also visited Punjab International Swimming Complex and did
some exercise there. “I have also not seen such an International standard Swimming Complex in Pakistan before this one. DG SBP is making solid efforts for the promotion of sports in the province”, he asserted.
Earlier, Aisamul Haq along with his mother Nausheen Ehtasham had
a meeting with DG SBP Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman at his office. Head of
Cricket Academies Zaheer Abbas and Director Sports Muhammad Anees Sheikh were also present during the meeting. DG SBP also presented a souvenir
to Aisam on this occasion.