By Skilder Makona
Tennis Zimbabwe president, Biggie Magarira, says they are gearing up for the upcoming Gaborone ITF Futures junior tournament with the hope the sport and recreation commission, SRC, will also clear senior players to start their activities.
Following correspondence from the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) that junior players are cleared to resume activities, Tennis Zimbabwe said preparations are underway for the International Tennis Federation Futures tournament which runs from the 20th to the 28th of next month in Gaborone Botswana.
Apart from the juniors tennis fiesta, the countrys tennis mother body is also hoping that SRC will pave way for senior players to also resume their activities.
“We are glad that the SRC and government have approved the juniors to participate in their respective tournaments after a long dry spell owing to COVID-19, however, we are hoping that the supreme sports body will also give us the greenlight for the senior players to play their games as well. “We are also looking to build and strengthen our Davis Cup team which is set to play China in September. The tournament has been initially scheduled to take place in March but due to the seconds wave of the COVID-19 ITF has asked us to move the tourney to September. However, we are hopeful that we will get the greenlight soon and also participate in the other tourney in South Africa as part of preparations for the Davis Cup.”
Tennis Zimbabwe managed to send one player to the Durban ITF Futures tournament while preparations for the Gaborone ITF Futures extravaganza set for next month are at an advanced stage.
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