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15.09.13 11:06

International tennis tournament “Ashgabat Cup” kicks off in Turkmenistan

About 100 tennis players under 18 years from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Indonesia and Turkmenistan gathered in Ashgabat to take part in the International Tournament “Ashgabat Cup.” The tournament has been organized by the State Sports Committee, the National Tennis Centre of Turkmenistan and the administration of the city of Ashgabat with the view to give a new impetus to the further development and promotion of tennis in the country and to facilitate selection of talented sportsmen for the national team.

The International Tennis Tournament “Ashgabat Cup” is held for the third year. However, despite such a short time, it has already gained popularity among foreign participants. This year, masters of tennis from Ukraine and Indonesia joined the tournament for the first time.

The tournament was included in the calendar of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) in 2011. It is held on the courts of the multifunctional stadium “Ashgabat.” In the first two days, tennis players will compete in qualifying rounds. Then, the junior tournament of the fifth category of ITF will begin.

The “Ashgabat Cup” finals will be held of September 21.

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