Nuwara Eliya’s Hill Club Tennis from April 13April 3, 2013, 10:47 pm
By Revata S. Silva
Hill Club, Nuwara Eliya
This year’s Hill Club Open Ranking Tennis Tournament will be held from April 13-17 at the club clay courts at Nuwara Eliya. This will mark the beginning of this year’s upcountry festive season’s tennis which will also include Bandarawela Tennis Club Open, scheduled for later this month.
The entries for the Hill Club (‘B’ Grade) Tournament will close at Nuwara Eliya on April 7 and on April 8 at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA). The seedings and draw will take place on April 9 at the SLTA.
Events will be held in Women’s and Men’s Open Singles and Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Junior Girls and Boys Singles in age groups of Under-12, 14, 16 and 18 and Doubles in Girls and Boys Under-14 and 18, and also of Veterans’ Over-45 Doubles.
Roshenka Fernando and Thangarajah Dineshkanthan had it easy in clinching the plum titles of Women’s and Men’s Open Singles respectively last year at Hill Club Tennis and received prize money worth Rs.60,000 each.