The 94th Colombo Tennis Championships, organised and conducted by the playing section of the Sri Lanka Tennis Association, will be held from July 18 to August 09 at the SLTA Courts Green Path. This forthcoming tournament is being sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores and Colonial Hardware Stores with the active support of Vision Care and United Sports.
Being an `A` grade tournament that drew around 500 entries last year the participation for this year`s championship too appears to be equally good - with a fair amount of national players and some good players currectly studying abroad expected to take part, in order to gain their rankings.
The qualifying draw and main draw will be held on July 16. The events for the Juniors for those in the age groups U 10 and U 12 will only be the singles for both boys and girls - whilst it will be singles and doubles for boys and girls U 14, U 16 and U 18.
The open events will be the singles and doubles for men and women and the mixed doubles. The senior events will be the singles and doubles for those over 35, ov 45, ov 55, and ov 65. The tournament committee chairman is Pavan Nadarajah while the referee is Avantha Suranimala.
It was gathered that if the championship does amongst others turn out to be a viable financial exercise then the monies so accruing, will be made use for the development of the infra structure of the SLTA playing section and for the furtherance of tennis in the club.