KATHMANDU, April 28: IME Foundation, with the support from All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) and the coordination from the Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI), is going to start the first IME JTI Lawn Tennis Tournament from May 20.
According to Ghale an estimated of 100 to 150 players will take part in the tournament which features U-8, U-9, U-12 and U-14 age groups in both boys’ and girls’ categories.
The Final will be held on May 26, will be played at the Naulin Sports Villa in Bhangal and the Mandikhatar Tennis Club, stated the JTI coordinator Krishna Raj Ghale.
The Champions of both the categories of U-14 age group will book a ticket of Bangkok worth Rs 36,000 each, while the second placed players will be rewarded with a Bangkok ticket as well worth Rs 18,000 and the third place players will get four Chandragiri Cable Car tickets.
Also, both the Category who will book their name in the winners’ list of U-12 age category will get a Delhi air ticket worth Rs 20,000 each, while the second placed players will be prized with a Delhi air ticket worth Rs 10,000 each. The third-placed players will receive four Chandragiri Cable Car tickets.
Similarly, the winners of both U-10 and U-18 age categories will be provided with a one-year JTI training course worth Rs 12,000, while the runner-ups will be rewarded with a six-month training course worth Rs 6,000. Also, the third place players will be prized with four Chandragiri Cable Car tickets.