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KTTA to host first-ever Inter-City Table Tennis in March

KARACHI: Karachi Table Tennis Association has taken a major initiative by deciding to stage first-ever Inter-City Table Tennis Championship for Essa Muhammad Trophy here in March. “We have decided to launch this new competition to raise the standard of the ping pong by inviting all the leading players from across the country,” Chairman KTTA Dr….

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January 13, 2009

 

Slovakia surprise U.S. in Hopman Cup Tennis mixed doubles win

PERTH: Slovakia completed a 3-0 surprise victory against top seeds the United States on Monday (January 5) by winning the mixed-doubles match in straight sets following individual victories in the singles matches in their opening match of the Hopman Cup. Dominika Cibulkova, 19, comfortably beat Meghann Shaughnessy in straight sets before a closer encounter between…

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January 5, 2009

 

Cricket security expert to monitor players' safety at Chennai ATP Tennis

CHENNAI: Organisers of the Chennai ATP Open Tennis tournament starting on Monday have hired a cricket security expert to look after the safety of players during the week-long event. Reg Dickason, who supervised security arrangements during England's Test series in India last month in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, was also roped in…

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January 3, 2009

 

Korean girls win doubles, Indian, Korean girls win singles ITF Womens Tennis final

ISLAMABAD: Hae Sung Kim of South Korea bagged the doubles title in along with compatriot Jung Yoon Shin and also reached the singles final of the 2nd Leg of ITF Pakistan Women Futures Tennis Tournament at the PTF Tennis Complex on Thursday. Hae Sung Kim and Jung Yoon Shin beat India pair Poojashree Venkatesha and…

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December 5, 2008

 

Sarah bows out of ITF Women Tennis

ISLAMABAD: As many as three Indians and a South Korean girl entered the semi-finals as the lone Pakistani girl Sarah Mahboob Khan fell by the wayside at the quarter-final stage of the second Leg of ITF Pakistan Women Futures International Tennis Tournament at PTF Tennis Complex here on Wednesday. The semi-final entrants of this first-ever…

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December 3, 2008

 

Sarah, Meheq move up in ITF Women Tennis

ISLAMABAD: Dipti Srivastava, Prerana Partahap, Treta Bhattacharyya, Sarah Mahboob Khan, Jung Yoon Shin, Arthi Venkataraman, Prathad Prathana and Meheq Khokhar of Pakistan advanced into the 2nd round by winning their respective matches in the 2nd Leg of ITF Pakistan Women Futures Tennis Tournament at PTF Tennis Complex on Monday. Pakistan No. 1 Sarah Mahboob and…

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December 1, 2008

 

Korea wins doubles title of ITF Women Tennis Tournament

ISLAMABAD: Hae Sung Kim/Jung Yoon Shin of South Korea clinched the women doubles title by beating Treta Bhattacharyya/Poojashre Venkatesha of India in the first-ever ITF Pakistan Women Future Tennis Circuit 2008 at PTF Tennis Complex, here on Thursday. In the first set Hae and Jung built up the winning lead 5-0 by breaking 2nd and…

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November 28, 2008

 

International Seniors Tennis marred by walkovers

KARACHI: The opening day's matches in Pakistan International Seniors Tennis Championship were marred by walkovers at the Karachi Club hard courts on Monday evening. Out of the eight matches, Ali Raza, Javed, Fayyaz Ahmed and Zulfiqar Hakim won their matches on walkovers. Top seed in under-45 singles, Tahir Gul got off to fine start when…

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November 25, 2008

 

Ushna knocks out Dipti Srivastava in ITF Women Tennis

ISLAMABAD: Ushna Suhail and Saba Aziz of Pakistan won their first round matches in the main draw of first-ever ITF Pakistan Women International Tennis Futures Circuit at PTF Tennis Complex here on Monday. Ushna Suhail, a 15-year-old from Lahore, pulled a surprise when she knocked out Dipti Srivastava of India in a well-contested three set…

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November 24, 2008

 

International Veterans Tennis from Nov 24

KARACHI: The Tenth International Veterans Tennis Championship will be held here from November 24 with reports of featuring five foreign players. President Pakistan Veterans Tennis Association (PVTA) Khwaja Saeed said at a press conference held at the Karachi Club here that players from India, Indonesia, Belgium, Germany, Hungary and Italy have confirmed their participation. The…

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November 19, 2008

 

Waqas Malik wins Silver Jubilee Federal Tennis Cup

FAISALABAD: Waqas Malik of Faisalabad has won the All Pakistan Silver Jubilee Federal Tennis Cup by defeating his rival by 6-2 and 6-3 points. Waqas is the son of Malik Sher chief engineer FESCO (Faisalabad Electric Supply Company). Chief Executive FESCO Ahmad Saeed Akhtar has congratulated Waqas Malik on his brilliant success.

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November 18, 2008

 

Aqeel, Asim reach Federal Cup Tennis final

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan No. 1 Aqeel Khan and clay court specialist Asim Shafiq sailed into the men's singles final of the silver jubilee Federal Cup Tennis Championship at the Islamabad Club clay courts on Saturday. Seasoned Davis Cupper Aqeel Khan and lanky Asim Shafik, who is also a former Davis Cup player, will now clash in…

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November 15, 2008

 

Sarah, Ushna in Federal Cup Tennis ladies singles final

ISLAMABAD: Sarah Mahboob and Ushna Sohail qualified for the ladies singles final of Federal Cup Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex on Friday. In the first semi-final, Pakistan No.1 Women and Junior player, Sarah Mahboob Khan, was pitted against seed No. 3, Saba Aziz which Sarah Mahboob won 6-1, 6-1. Sarah played outstanding tennis to…

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November 14, 2008

 

Sarah, Ushna Federal Cup Tennis ladies singles final

ISLAMABAD: Sarah Mahboob and Ushna Sohail qualified for the ladies singles final of Federal Cup Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex on Friday. In the first semi-final, Pakistan No.1 Women and Junior player, Sarah Mahboob Khan, was pitted against seed No. 3, Saba Aziz which Sarah Mahboob won 6-1, 6-1. Sarah played outstanding tennis to…

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November 14, 2008

 

Bjorkman bows out of professional tennis after 17 years

SHANGHAI: Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman bowed out of professional tennis on Friday after a glittering 17-year career that earned him nine Grand Slam doubles titles. Bjorkman, 36, was treated to a special ceremony at Qi Zhong Stadium after he and partner Kevin Ullyett were knocked out of the Tennis Masters Cup doubles. “They reminded me a…

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November 14, 2008

 

Thirty matches decided in Silver Jubilee Federal Cup Tennis

ISLAMABAD: As many as 30 matches were played as the Silver Jubilee Federal Cup Tennis Championship entered the quarter-final stage at the PTF Tennis Complex on Wednesday. The Main Draws for the Ladies Singles and U17 Girls were also chalked out. In both the events Sarah Mahboob Khan is the top seed whereas Sara Mansoor…

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November 13, 2008

 

Hameed-ul-Haq pulls out of Asian Seniors Tennis Championship

ISLAMABAD: Defending champion Hameed-ul-Haq has pulled out of this month’s Asian Seniors Championship as no sponsorship was available for the most-capped, celebrated tennis player of Pakistan. The former Davis Cup captain, now 46, announced his withdrawal on Thursday complaining that neither the Pakistan Sports Trust (PST) nor the Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) came forward to…

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November 13, 2008

 

Four quarterfinals decided in Federal Cup Tennis

ISLAMABAD: Quarterfinal matches in four events were decided in the Silver Jubilee Federal Cup Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex on Thursday. A limited schedule of matches could be completed because of the rain as semifinal slots were filled in the events of the Men’s Doubles, Boys’ Under-13, Ladies Singles and Girls Under-17. In the…

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November 13, 2008

 

MBISE wins Inter-Boards Girls Table Tennis

LARKANA: Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Multan won the All Pakistan Inter-Boards Girls Table-tennis Championship 2008 defeating Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education by 3-1 in the final played on Thursday at Niaz Siddiki Badminton Court, Officers Club Larkana. Faisalabad bagged third position and beat Larkana Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education…

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November 13, 2008

 

Sara Mahboob into CAS Khyber Open Cup Tennis semis

PESHAWAR: Top seeded Sara Mahboob took berth into the semi-finals of the Chief of the Air Staff Khyber Open Cup Tennis being played here at PAF Officer Mess Courts on Thursday. In the first quarter-final Sara Mehboob defeated Laiba Khan in no time by 6-0, 6-0 in a one-sided affair while Usna Sohail beat Nadia…

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November 6, 2008

 

Bergelin, coach of Borg and ex-tennis pro dies

STOCKHOLM: Lennart Bergelin, one of Sweden's best tennis players who worked as a personal coach to tennis legend Bjorn Borg, has died at the age of 83 following a short illness, Swedish media reported Tuesday. Bergelin was in recent years most well known for his work as Borg's personal coach from 1971 until 1983, during…

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November 5, 2008

 
 
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