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NTA to host last tournament of the year

by Rodney Pienaar

Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) will be hosting the last Bank Windhoek open tournament of the year at the Swakopmund Tennis Club courts next weekend.

The three-day tournament includes sets of Men’s and Women’s Singles and Men’s and Women’s Doubles for a total cash prize money of N$12 500, NTA secretary Martha Shigweda has told The Villager. 

“All events will be played according to the ITF rules and all matches will be played the best of three sets with tie-break in all sets. The top senior men and women are expected to take part in the coming tournament and the tournament will be run by an appointed referee of the tournament. There will also be a tournament committee,” she said. 

She added that the committee will assist the referee in making the draw of the tournament and will thereafter meet to establish the tournament program and settle any disputes.

The committee will also decide on all matters concerning the rules.

Restringing of rackets by professional players will be available at the venue for the cost of N$50 per racket without a string.

Participants will pay an entry fee of N$300 per athlete for singles and N$150 for doubles that is payable on the 9th  of December 2017 prior to the formulating of the draw.

 The winner of the men’s singles will walk away with N$4 800; winner of women singles N$ 3 850; winners of the men’s doubles with N$2 100 and the winner of the women’s doubles will walk away with N$1 500.