Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Asadullah Faiz inaugurated the first-ever High Performance Tennis Training Camp at Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah on Thursday evening.
As many as top 32 players from across the country are participating in the month-long High Performance Training Camp being sponsored by Ali Embroidery Mills and conducted by Punjab Lawn Tennis Association in cooperation with SBP Sports Board Punjab.
Former Davis Cupper and SBP Head Coach Rashid Malik is supervising the training sessions at the High Performance Tennis Training Camp. Pakistan’s longest-serving national champion Aqeel Khan, Davis Cupper Shahzad Khan, former Pakistan champions Yasir Khan and Ahmed Babar are also imparting training to top 3 players of all categories including men, women and juniors from Under-8 to Under-18.
Former Secretary Sports Punjab Rao Iftikhar Ahmed, Chairman PLTA Punjab Lawn Tennis Association, Chief Sports Consultant SBP Hafeez Bhatti, PLTA Secretary General Rashid Malik, Zahid Zafar Finance Secretary PLTA, Col (R) Asif Dar, Ashfaq Chohan and other officials.
Rashid Malik thanked the Sports Board Punjab, Secretary Sports Asadullah Faiz, Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan and Mr. Tariq Zaman, CEO Ali Embroidery Mills, for sponsoring the camp and also for his all-out support in the promotion and development of Junior tennis. He also lauded the services of PLTA Chairman Rao Iftikhar Ahmad for the promotion of tennis in Punjab, which is now bearing fruits as Punjab players have started excelling at national and international levels.
Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports Punjab Asadullah Faiz on this occasion announced that the Sports Board Punjab will provide playing kits, rackets and other equipment to the participants of the camp. “The preparation of practice courts will be completed next month at the State-of-the-Art Tennis Stadium in Nishtar Park Sports Complex. We are planning to hold an international tennis tournament at the SBP’s Tennis Stadium after the completion of practice courts.”