Three Sri Lankans to get wild cards
"Queens" the tennis section of the Gymkhana Club will be the venue of
this world ranking tennis tournament from November 28 to December 4
sponsored by Ascon Construction and Investment (Pvt) Limited.
Conducting this event in Sri Lanka gives local players the
opportunity to gain world ranking points. The International Tennis
Federation - London will accept entries for the main draw.
Up to ten slots will be given through qualifying rounds to be
conducted from November 25, onwards at the Queen's tennis courts at
Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.
India which started to conduct these events some time ago has
successfully placed their players in the world tennis ranking. The
second and third leg of this circuit will be held in India.
Queen's together with the SLTA will select the three "Wild Card"
entries. Wild card is an entry directly into the main draw. Local
players will have to match world class opposition to come through to the
qualifying rounds. With little or no opportunity to face this class of
opposition in the country, the Chairman of the Gymkhana Club, Mr. Shammi
Silva and the Organizing Committee has decided to give three wild cards
to local players.
For further information contact: Gymkhana Club on 5 355842 / 2691025.