JEDDAH: CHET BAUTISTA
Friday 12 October 2012
Last Update 12 October 2012 3:14 am
The Association of Tennis Clubs (Astec) Jeddah will cap its tennis season activities with the staging of the year-end tournament dubbed 4th ALBAIK Team Tennis Challenge 2012.
This will be the fourth successive partnership between sports organizer Astec and Albaik Food Sytsems Co. Ltd., represented by PR Manager Bassam Al-Seyofi and Marketing Coordinator Mahmoud Al-Jaber, which is providing major sponsorship to the event. Also supporting this tournament is Deltaz Marketing (Racquet Shop) through Tony Kassis. Deltaz will provide Prince tennis racquets, bags and tennis balls.
Scheduled to run for eight weeks, the tournament launch will take place today at the Al Bilad Hotel tennis courts highlighted by the opening day parade of teams. Valuable gift items from the sponsors await the lucky participants and spectators during the raffle draws.
Succeeding matches will be played in Hotel Al Bilad, Sheraton Hotel and Trio Ranch tennis courts. Trophies and other prizes are at stake in the tournament that ends first week of December.
Under the tournament format, each team will have nine players composed of four doubles pairs and one reserve player.
This format will be used for the categories C, B2, B1, LMX and MMX.
For the HMX category, each team will have eight players composed of three doubles pairs, one singles player and one reserve player. Official tournament rules for this event will be provided by Astec with some in part lifted from the rules of the ITF.
Tennis players’ categories will be based on the Classification List which will be provided by the organizers before the start of the tournament.
Also included in the itinerary of the tournament is the Ladies Category Tournament wherein each team will have seven players composed of three doubles pairs and a reserve player.
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