ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Tennis Complex conducted two-week long free tennis camp for girls from February 16-28 here at the ITC Complex, under the supervision of top coaches of the country.

The coaches who imparted training to the tennis future of the country included former Pakistan Davis Cup coach Fazle-Subhan, ITF Level-III coach Kamran Khalil, ITF coach Moinuddin and other top coaches.

Talking to The Nation, Fazle Subhan, who is also ITC managing director, said: “Fulfilling my promise to revive female tennis in the country, I conducted this camp for the promising tennis girls to groom them for the game to excel at national and international level. The response we get was wonderful as around 100 female players from different schools and colleges of federal capital took part in two-week long camp.”

“We have selected a few bright players and will work on them, train them and send their names to federation for further development. I am quite sure within a few months, we will be able to provide the country a good number of talented female players to fill the void,” he added.

“The basic theme of this programme is to promote the game among females and provide them opportunities to excel in this particular sport which will help them get scholarships, grants, and jobs at national and international level. We distributed free rackets, balls and provided courts and coaching free of cost to them,” he asserted.  “The program was run under the patronage of Sultan Maqsood and Salman Gurnani was the coordinator while Mrs Shahid was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony,” he concluded.