Irrespective of the age category, the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) has made plans to conduct the highest number of annual tournaments this year. They are set to host a total of twelve international tournaments including the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group III in a couple of months.
The association’s annual events calendar was announced at a media briefing at the SLTA.
Furthermore, tournaments are scheduled to be held in Jaffna (Dec. 8-10), Negombo (July 7-9), Batticaloa (April 28-30), Kurunegala (Aug. 15-18) and Kandy (Aug. 25-27).
“There are lots of international tournaments for U-12, U-14, U16 and U-18 age categories. Around 35 Lankan juniors annually participate in these tournaments. International exposure is very important and at present 6 to 7 Lankan juniors are doing well overseas. We have Adithya Karunaratne who reached U-18 world 250 ranks recently, training in Spain. We hope she will qualify to play in Wimbledon. Avindra Perera is also a future prospect,” said SLTA Vice President Sohan Patrick.
/ 1 year ago
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