As at all times, the Dubai Responsibility Free ATP and WTA Tennis Championships stay the centrepieces

The brand new tennis season is popping out to be a season of many firsts with Tennis Emirates, the governing physique for the game within the UAE, launching two new initiatives to foster the game within the nation.

As at all times, the Dubai Responsibility Free ATP and WTA Tennis Championships stay the centrepieces to the tennis season however it’s the formidable plans to develop and unfold the sport that Tennis Emirates are focussing on.

There are a lot of age group tournaments that kind the tennis calendar within the UAE and the governing physique have now launched the Tennis Emirates Circuit Masters and plans are additionally gathering pace to implement the Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI), a worldwide improvement programme of the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF).

First up, the Tennis Emirates Circuit Masters was formally launched on the tennis courts at Al Nasr Leisureland on Thursday.

The occasion options males’s singles, males’s doubles, girls and boys Below-18 singles and doubles, boys Below-16 singles, girls and boys under-14 singles and boys Below-14 doubles, boys under-12 singles in addition to girls and boys Below-10 singles, which is barely by invitation. The event concludes on Saturday.

“This can be a continuation of our journey and actions and it is a new initiative,” Nasser Al Marzooqi, Common Secretary, Tennis Emirates, mentioned at a press convention on Thursday.

“Additionally, we can have an occasion for the Below-8s and Below-10s on the day of the ultimate. There shall be a collection of occasions for these age teams which is able to assist us develop the game on the grass root stage,” he added. The Below-Eight and Below-10s occasion types a part of the UAE Expertise Identification and UAE Improvement Programme with the ultimate of the UAE Criterium to be held at Jebel Ali Resorts in April subsequent 12 months.

In the meantime, Salah Bramly, Technical Director of Tennis Emirates, additionally mentioned that there shall be extra concentrate on the JTI programme, which is one among improvement programmes designed by the ITF.

“If we wish to create a bigger base, it begins from the underside,” mentioned Bramly.

“Subsequent 12 months, we are going to make it necessary to have one native participant within the workforce of eight gamers. We wish to collaborate with the academies. We’re additionally planning to implement the JTI Programme (Junior Tennis Initiative), which is a worldwide programme, supported by the ITF (Worldwide Tennis Federation), this season,” he added.

The ITF Junior Tennis Initiative operates in over 100 nations worldwide. The nationwide stage helps nations to ascertain a 14 and below junior improvement programme by means of the Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI).

Nations are first helped to arrange coaching and competitors for 10 and below gamers, utilizing smaller courts and slower balls following the ITF Tennis10s programme in faculties and golf equipment. Probably the most gifted 14 and below gamers from their respective age class are chosen to obtain performance-based coaching and entry to nationwide 12 and below and 14 and below competitions.

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