By Sohail Ali
LAHORE, Mar 14 (APP):The Sapphire Punjab Junior Tennis Championship 2022 will roll into action on Tuesday (March 15) here at the Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah.
According to Tournament Director Rashid Malik, the players from across the Punjab province will be in seen in action in different age group categories including boys U–18, boys U–18 doubles, girls U–18, boys U–16, boys U–14, boys U–14 doubles, boys/girls U–12, boys/girls U–10, U–8 and U–6.
Rashid Malik, who is also PLTA Secretary and former Davis Cup captain and coach, said that the purpose of holding such championships is to promote tennis at grassroots level. “The junior tennis is growing and flourishing in Pakistan and our junior champions are excelling at international circuit and earning good name for Pakistan at international level.
“The PLTA is also committed to continue the vision of PTF President Salim Saifullah Khan and PLTA Chairman Rao Iftikhar Ahmad to hold maximum number of national and international events for juniors and hopefully, this year too, the PLTA will maintain its record of conducting maximum number of tennis events and will also break the previous years’ record,” renowned coach Malik asserted.
The opening ceremony of the Sapphire Punjab Junior Tennis Championship will be held on Tuesday (March 15) at 4:00 pm and PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) will inaugurate the event. All the finals of the championship will be played on March 18.