The Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee (BGSSC) is set to organize the second Bir Ganeshman Singh National Tennis Tournament from 5th to 12th November at Stadobato Tennis Courts in Lalitpur.
The event which will be organized under the technical support of the Nepal Tennis Association will feature events in 23 different categories including senior and junior sections, event coordinator Bhaskar Man Singh said during a Monday press conference.
Apart from the tennis tournament, the BGSSC also announced that it will organize a 10 km road race on January 7 under the coordination of Rajan Khatri.
Tennis will include men’s and women’s singles and doubles, men’s singles and doubles over 35, 45, 55 and men’s singles over 65. Apart from these, the event will also see junior singles competitions for boys and girls under 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and open doubles competitions.
Organizers expect 320 players to attend the tennis tournament and all eight courts will be used during the tournament.
The winners of the men’s and women’s singles will each receive 80,000 rupees and the runners-up will win a purse of 40,000 rupees. The third will leave with Rs20,000. The top three in men’s and women’s doubles and men’s singles over 35 will walk away with Rs40,000, Rs20,000 and Rs10,000, respectively, the organizers said.
The winners of the other age categories will also receive cash prizes, while the winners of the junior events will be awarded with gift baskets. The expected cost of the event is Rs3.2 million.
Apart from tennis and road running, the BGSSC also organizes national fencing and boxing championships on an annual basis. “Our plan is to gradually hold more games in the future,” said sports committee coordinator Sanjeev Tuladhar.