Essa Lab open na­tional ten­nis tour­ney from May 3

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

KARACHI— The 4th Essa Lab Open Na­tional Ju­niors and Se­niors Ten­nis Cham­pi­onships would com­mence from May 3 to 9 at Karachi Gymkhana ( KG). Pres­i­dent Sindh Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion, Khawaja Saeed Hai said this while ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence at KG on Fri­day.

Cham­pi­onship is be­ing or­ga­nized by Sindh Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion un­der the aus­pices of Pak­istan Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion ( PTF).

It is be­ing spon­sored by Dr Essa Lab­o­ra­tory and Di­ag­nos­tic Cen­ter. He said that the Ten­nis was only game which was be­ing played mostly across the coun­try.

He said the sport is only ac­tiv­ity which pro­motes healthy so­ci­ety in any coun­try.

The gov­ern­ment should fo­cus on the sports and it would help them elim­i­nat­ing all kinds of so­cial evils from the so­ci­ety, he re­marked.

He urged the gov­ern­ment to pro­vide more fa­cil­i­ties for sports as ma­jor­ity of youth can par- tic­i­pate in the games.

He also urged the Busi­ness com­mu­nity and other or­ga­ni­za­tions es­pe­cially bank­ing sec­tor to in­vest in sports, adding if you look at the bal­ance sheet of banks, you would find huge profit on it.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary PTF Khalid Rehmani said that they were work­ing on var­i­ous projects for pro­mot­ing ten­nis games be­sides, they were work­ing to open Ten­nis academy for the youth.

Dr Farhan from Dr Essa Lab­o­ra­tory and Di­ag­nos­tic cen­ter said that they were not only spon­sor­ing the cham­pi­onships but would also ex­tend all kinds of sup­port to the play­ers.

Na­tional Rank­ing events would be held among Ju­nior 18 Sin­gles and Dou­bles, Girls 18 Sin­gles and Dou­bles, 16 and un­der 16 sin­gles, 14 and un­der 14 Sin­gles, 12 and un­der sin­gles, 10 and un­der Sin­gles and Se­niors 45 Dou­bles, se­niors 55 dou­bles.— APP

FAISAL­ABAD: A view of match of Pak­istan Cup 2016 be­tween Sindh and Pun­jab teams at Iqbal Sta­dium.

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