Karachi-Pakistan, STA Press Release: A media Briefing to organize “15th PSO Pakistan ITF Seniors World Ranking Tennis Championships” was held at Karachi Club. Khawaja Saeed Hai, President Pakistan Seniors Tennis Association, Sheikh Muhammed Minhas Manager Brand Management PSO, Yousuf Suleman, Secretary Karachi Club and M. Khalid Rehmani Secretary Pakistan Seniors Tennis Association addressed the joint media briefing (ITF Seniors Tennis Championship).
On this ocassion, other prominent present were Gulzar Firoz, Jamal mirza, Ilyas Lashkerwala, Altaf Hussain, Javed Yousuf, Naseem Qureshi and Size able representatives of print & electronic media were also present.
By Khwaja Saeed Hai;
With great pride and satisfaction I would like to inform that 2011 has become a significant mile stone in the international Seniors Tennis History of Pakistan & Asia. As it is the first time in history that any nation is going to hold third ITF world ranking seniors event in a calendar year in Asia as well as in Pakistan.
In 2010, Pakistan & India organized two ITF seniors events each and, UAE, Thailand, Turkey and Malaysia organized one each.
This year Pakistan had organized PIA – ITF Seniors in March, last week one such event in Lahore and now PSO – Pakistan ITF Seniors Tennis Championship from 22nd November here at leading Tennis Club of country, Karachi Club.
Pakistan Seniors Tennis Association is grateful to Pakistan State Oil for their continuous patronage of Seniors Tennis for the last eight years. We also thankful management & members of Karachi Club and Media for their very generous and dedicated support for all the tennis activities in the country.
Though entry dead line is 18th November we have received confirmation from two foreign players who are in country for some other assignments; one is from Georgia and one from Germany. Five players from Baluchistan, 2 players from Panjab, 4 from Hyderabad, One from Khyber Pakhtoon Khwah have also confirmed their participation. Prominent who confirmed their participation are, Rasheed Malik, Altaf Hussain, Sabih Wali, Israr Gul & Muhammed Abdul Saeed.
Name: 15th PSO Pakistan ITF Seniors Tennis Championship (World Ranking Category 4 Event)
Sponsor: Pakistan State Oil Limited
Status; ITF category 4 World Ranking Championships.
Venue: Karachi Club, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road near Sheraton Hotel Karachi
UAN : +9221-111-177-177, +9221-35689571-2, Fax: +9221-35687937
Championships: 22-27 November 2011
Last Date of Entry: 18th November
Qualifying Draw (if required) 20th November 5 pm at Tournament Site
Qualifying Matches (if required) 21st November from 9 am onwards
Draw main Rounds 21st November 7-00 pm
Main Round start 22nd November
Seniors 35 plus singles, Seniors 45 plus Singles & Doubles, Seniors 55
Plus Singles & Doubles,
Size of Draws : All Singles 32 & all Doubles 16
Alharmain Towers, Sadder Karachi. Tel: +9221-5223970, Fax: +9221-5223983-84
PKR. 300 per player per event.
All Coaches, Out Station players are exempted from entry fee.
Daily Allowances: To all out station players @ Rs. 500 per day until elimination.
Traveling Allowances: Economy Class Railway Fare to only seeded out station players.
ITF Referee : M. Khalid Rehmani + 92 (0) 300-3607209
Technical Committee; Ilyas Lashkerwala, Altaf Hussain, Akber Hayat Khan
Organizing Secretary: Saqib Hussain
Media Coordinator: Sarwar Hussain