Sports: Tennis: PSTA adds junior events in tennis tournament

Karachi: Pakistan Seniors Tennis Association (PSTA) has added four junior events in AJ Mirza Pharma ITF World Ranking Tennis Championship, which begins November 16 here at Karachi Gymkhana.

“To promote tennis among our youth, we have decided to add four juniors events in the tournament,” tournament director Khalid Rehmani said.

The junior players will be able to compete in U17 singles, U13 Singles, girls singles and U15 doubles in the tournament. The entry for seniors’ event is closed where as for juniors the last date of entry is November 14.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s top senior player Rashid Malik of Lahore has confirmed his participation in the tournament. Two foreign players Kandel Bert of England and Andreo Shalakdze of Georgia have also sent their respective entries.

The draw size of all singles events will be 16 while the doubles event will have eight pairs. Shehzad Alvi, ITF qualified referee will supervise this event as referee.