Tennis accepts entries

TENNIS Fiji is now accepting entries for the 2018 Tattslotto Fiji Open Tennis championship to be held at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club Courts in Nadi from May 23-27.

The Fiji Open, which is the prized event on the annual Tennis Fiji calendar, is expected to attract a host of overseas players.

The regional tennis scholarship holders, based in Lautoka, will spice up the competition. Tennis Fiji’s sports development and engagement adviser Paul Owen said there were a number of events on offer to suit players of all abilities including Open, A Grade, Social, Veterans and Juniors.

“The tournament attracts players from within Fiji and from across the entire Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and Tonga,” Owen said.

“We are now seeking entries for all events which will close on May 11. We are very excited to see the continued growth of this event and encourage all interested tennis players to join us and experience the event for themselves.”

The Fiji Open Championship was first played in 1907. Held in Suva, the cup for the men’s open singles was donated by the late H. Berkeley and won by the late WL Walker.

The late Cliff Benson an academic engraved his name on the men’s singles cup five times while the late BK Reddy and Australia based Sanjeev Tikaram won the title three times.