April 14, 2024

Tennis Kenya to host Global junior event in Nairobi

Tennis Kenya to host Global junior event in Nairobi
File photo of Nikita Dawdaw

The J30 competition is slated for 22nd to 27th January with the second week bringing together J60 action on 29th January to 3rd February paving way for the last part of the competition J100

Tennis Kenya has successfully bid to host a World Tennis Tour (WTT) J100 event in Nairobi as part of its International Junior circuit in January. 

This will be the first J100 ever hosted in the region. The J30 competition is slated for 22nd to 27th January with the second week bringing together J60 action on 29th  January to 3rd  February paving way for the last part of the competition J100 slated for from 5th  February. 

This prestigious tournament is recognized for attracting top-ranked ITF players and offering substantial ITF world ranking points.

"It is an honour for Kenya to host the J100 event, a testament to our commitment to raising the bar in tennis excellence. This event is expected to attract top-tier ITF players, creating an environment of intense competition right here on our new clay courts at Nairobi Club," a statement from the federation reads in part. 

In addition to having higher ranking points, Tennis Kenya, will be required to provide accommodation from the quarterfinals onwards, providing an extra layer of support for players.

 

In a strategic move, to encourage widespread participation, create an environment conducive to development of players, improvement of their world ranking and providing them with an international platform for match experience, the federation has waived the entry fees for all Tennis Kenya members for the upcoming World Tennis Tour (WTT) Junior

Kenyan players are asked to sign in on site. Any player who has turned 13 is eligible to enter.