Sports247-icon-tennisMALAYSIAN junior tennis players now will have a more comprehensive set of age group tournaments to compete in locally with the introduction of the Mamee Tennis Malaysia Junior Tour.

There will be eight legs and one masters for four age groups – 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under and 16 & Under for boys and girls, singles and doubles.

With this Tour, budding talents can be identified that can be groomed to become professional tennis players that can proudly represent the country one day. The eight legs of the Tour are an invaluable addition to the current junior tournaments that have been organised – the Sportexcel 14 & Under (four legs) and Tennis 10’s (three legs).  It gives young players significantly more competition experience.

The first leg is from March 22-25 in Malacca. Subsequent legs will be held in Negri Sembilan, Terengganu, Kedah, Perlis, Sabah, Johor and Sarawak.

The top 16 players in each age group category will be invited to play in the Masters in Kuala Lumpur from Dec 18-21.

Each Leg will offer a total of RM4,800 cash prize money while the total prize money for the Tour ending Masters event will be increased from the RM26,000 that was offered last year.

Tennis Malaysia’s Chairman, Mirzan Mahathir, in his speech at the Tour’s launch said: “We will do our part to build tennis back to prominence. Our colleagues in the various associations and clubs are highly motivated and committed to raise our standards, learn from each other, and help each other.

“We want our youth to experience the joy of playing and competing in tennis.  We want them to be given every opportunity to develop their talent, to raise their game and to bring glory to our country.”

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