Tag Archives: Tennis

Of Masters Golf and clay court tennis

THE WORLD THIS WEEK – The Masters at Augusta is to golf what Wimbledon is to tennis. Both have the same understated elegance, the lack of loud advertising, the knowledgeable, polite crowds. In fact, tickets to view the Augusta Masters are so hard to find that they are willed through the generations.
As one privileged to attend both events, it is hard to say which one is better. The Masters was a new experience since it was being viewed for the first time, but Wimbledon never

SBP to hold tennis trials

LAHORE – The Sports Board Punjab will hold U-14 boys tennis trials on April 18 here. The selected players will play in the Inter Provincial U-14 boys Tennis Championship to be held at Karachi on April 29-30.
The players and officials from all over Punjab will report at Tennis Court, Bagh-i-Jinnah at 9 am.

Punjab win U16 table tennis title

LAHORE – Punjab won the Inter-Provincial Youth U16 Girls’ Table Tennis title by defeating Sindh in the final on Tuesday at Azad Jammu Kashmir. Punjab team, comprising Wasaf, Aisha and Fatima, outplayed Sindh 3-1 in the ultimate showdown.

Glory to top seeds in National Ranking Tennis

LAHORE – All the seeded tennis players of the country taking part in the Atlas Honda Tennis National Ranking Cup marched into the next round on day two at the K-21 Model Town Club here on Tuesday.
Qualifying matches were played on Tuesday as a large number of players has registered for the event in all the categories. Rao Akbar Latif said: “It is a matter of great honour for our club that players from all the four provinces are taking part in Cup to improve their national

National Ranking Tennis begins

LAHORE – The 2nd Honda Atlas National Ranking Tennis Championship rolled into action here at the K-21 Model Town Sports Club courts. All the top ranked players of the country are taking part in the championship, which was inaugurated my Mian Mohammad Aamer, former city nazim.
An exhibition match marked the start of the event. The week-long event is also likely to feature Pakistan’s top tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq as guest. Apart from Honda, Makro and Hanif Rajpoot are the

Honda Tennis from April 4

LAHORE – The 2nd Atlas Honda Cup National Tennis Championship is being held at K-21 Model Town Sports Club, Lahore from April 4. According to tournament director Hammad Niaz, the contest will be held in men’s singles, men’s doubles, U18 boys’ singles, U14 boys’ singles, women’s singles, veterans’ doubles (over 45) and veterans’ doubles (over 55).
Players from all provinces are participating for the improvement of their rankings. Mian Amer Mahmood, Chairman Dunya TV, will

Table tennis trials on 28th

LAHORE – The Punjab Sports Board is holding trials to select the provincial team, which will participate in the Inter-Divisional Youth U16 Girls Table Tennis tournament.
The trials will be held on March 28 at 1:00 pm at Punjab College of Commerce, Muslim Town, Lahore. The Punjab team will be selected from all the nine divisional teams of the province.

Davis Cup Tennis – Hong Kong treble for Pakistan, Aisam

COMMENT – With Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi as usual leading the quartet, Pakistan recently went over to Hong Kong to take the hosts on in the first round of Asia Oceana Group II Davis Cup tie. Deprived of their home tie advantage due to security concerns, this was a tough assignment for Pakistan.
Pakistan’s record against Hong Kong in four previous outings was even – lost two, won two. In 1988 in an away fixture, Pakistan was whitewashed 0-5. In 1992 in Pakistan, the result was the same

Pakistan’s prospects brighten up in cricket, tennis

THIS WEEK – Novak Djokovic has thrown down the gauntlet to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the crown of men’s tennis. In an awesome, virtuoso performance at the Rod Laver Arena, Nole (as he is called) first outplayed Federer and then in a flawless performance, completely outclassed his childhood rival and friend Andy Murray.
Djokovic has been a transformed player ever since he led Serbia to the Davis Cup win against France. He has also worked hard to iron out any weaknesses in

Honda Cup Tennis from March 14

LAHORE – The 2nd Honda Cup Tennis will roll into action from March 14 here at the K-21 Club Model Town. This national ranking tournament will have a total prize money of Rs 500,000 and all the affiliated units of the Pakistan Tennis Federation will take part in the championship.
The event will feature men’s and women’s singles, doubles, boy’s under-17, 15 and veteran’s doubles categories. An official of the club, Rao Akbar Latif said that the event is being organized as part of

Li puts China on tennis map

MELBOURNE – Li Na’s memorable achievement in becoming Asia’s first Grand Slam finalist put Chinese tennis firmly on the map at the Australian Open, and made her a big winner despite defeat to Kim Clijsters. Li led Saturday’s final against the world number three, before Clijsters switched tactics to close out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory for her fourth Grand Slam title, and her first outside the US Open.
Mother-of-one Clijsters, 27, had gone into the tournament as the firm favourite in

Punjab table tennis office-bearers elected

LAHORE – Ahmer Mallick was elected as president and Sajjad Asgher secretary general of Punjab Table Tennis Association here on Sunday. The annual general council and election meeting of the association was held here at the committee room of the Sports Board Punjab at the National Hockey Stadium.
All the affiliated districts of the association attend the meeting and the elected panel and the executive body elected nine-members as executive member from different districts. The

Port of Call: Melbourne, where the tennis action is

MELBOURNE – My trip to Australia continues. I arrived in Melbourne last weekend. Everyone I spoke to said that Melbourne had more of a laidback air to it than Sydney. It almost sounded in the same vein one hears every so often in comparisons between Lahore and Karachi.
Melbourne has a lot to offer in terms of arts, culture and history. The Yarra River lazily makes its way across, neatly dividing the more residential sectors from the hub of business at city centre. Instead of the