Roughly 60 most sensible tennis avid gamers are slated to take part within the 12th staging of the JN Financial institution Open Tennis Event, scheduled to happen from this Saturday thru to subsequent week Saturday.

The most efficient of Jamaican tennis skill will likely be on show all over the week-long championship, which will likely be held at Liguanea Membership in New Kingston.

The types within the contest come with: Males’s and Girls’ singles, Males’s Elegance Two and 3, Girls’s Elegance B and Newbie. Rowland “Randy” Phillips and Pauline Hylton are the protecting champions for the Males’s and Girls’s classes, respectively.

Prize cash totalling $750,000 will likely be awarded, with the lads’s singles winner strolling away with the highest money prize of $200,000 together with the champions trophy; and the runner-up will remove $100,000.

The semi-finalists within the Males’s singles will every accumulate $50,000, with the quarter-finalists receiving $25,000 every; and competition within the Spherical of 16 will likely be granted $12,500 every.

Within the Girls’s Open, the victor will accumulate $70,000 and a trophy; the runner-up $35,000; and the 2 semi-finalists every will obtain $17,500.

Llockett McGregor, match director, stated the development continues to draw a number of of the rustic’s most sensible skilled and newbie tennis avid gamers.

McGregor identified that the JN Financial institution Open Tennis Championships began in 2001 as a junior festival and has advanced to the extent the place it has grow to be some of the greatest competitions at the tennis calendar for this 12 months.

Ricardo Dystant, leader of channels at JN Financial institution, famous that The Jamaica Nationwide Workforce is hooked in to the advance of Jamaica and sports activities.

“Tennis Jamaica could also be hooked in to honing and recognising the abilities of our younger tennis sportsmen and girls and, via doing so, additional encourages the expansion of the game in Jamaica,” he stated.

Tennis Jamaica is the governing frame of tennis in Jamaica and the JN Financial institution Open Tennis Championships is sanctioned via the organisation; therefore, avid gamers will obtain nationwide score issues on the senior stage from their efficiency on this stellar match.

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