Int'l Junior Tennis from tomorrow
The 31st Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championships will get underway in Dhaka tomorrow, with 106 boys and girls from 17 countries taking part.
The six-day competition will offer ranking points and will feature four categories -- boys' singles and doubles, girls' singles and doubles -- for the under-18 aged players.
A total of 68 boys from different districts will compete in the boys' competitions, with Rishav Sarda of India being the top seed and Jian Keong of Malaysia the second seed.
In the girls' section, a total of 38 participants will take part where Wei Ning Fang of Chinese Taipei is the top seed and her compatriot Yu Ching Tsai is the second seeded.
A total of 28 Bangladeshi players including 16 boys and six girls will take part in the tournament directly while six boys will have to compete in the qualification round to seal berths in the main tournament. .
International referee Joy Mukharjee of India, who is here to officiate in the tournament, said top players can earn some important rating points from this competition.
“The winner of the singles events will get 30 rating points while the runner-up will be given 20 points. In doubles event, winning pair will get 20 points each while the runners-up pair will earn 15 points each,” Mukherjee said during a press conference at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna.
Bangladesh Tennis Federation's general secretary Golam Morshed was, among others, present at the press conference.