SANTO DOMINGO Santo Domingo Tennis Club (La Bocha) will launch this Saturday the sixth edition of “Tecnifibre Open 2015”, an event that is part of the Grand National Tennis.
It was reported that this event will pay special tribute to Victor Estrella, Jose-drink-Hernández and the other members of the national team of Davis Cup tennis for the great success of tennis this year.
The tennis pro, Marcial Mota, general manager of the event, anticipates that 26 and 27 the Grand National 2015 Youth Tournament for the XXIV Dominican Tennis Federation will take place.
Also, from 26 to 30 of this month’s open and veteran categories, where for 250,000 pesos Open will be played in cash prizes will be held.
“The tournament will have a cash prize in the amount of 250,000 pesos for the Open category, along with trophies, prizes, gifts and raffles for all participants,” said Mota.
“The idea is to celebrate and toast the great success of the Dominican courts in this 2015, for which we are inviting all players in the country citing this great celebration will be,” he explained.
The director says Marcial Mota Tennis Academy also will host the event to institutionalize the Fedotenis annual awards for the best players of the year in each category.
The former home of the Australian Open Grand Slam will host its first Davis Cup showdown in 10 years from Mar 4-6 on a portable grass court, organisers said on Thursday (Dec 24).
“To play Davis Cup in Melbourne, the home of tennis in Australia, at a club like Kooyong with so much tennis history is a privilege,” said Hewitt. “The tie against the United States is going to be tough,” he added. “It will be my first tie as captain and I’ll be looking to help the boys build on the momentum and progress of 2015.”
The United States and Australia are the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history. The Americans have won a record 32 times while Australia is second overall with 28 wins. Australia’s most recent tie against their arch-rivals was in 1999 where Hewitt made his Davis Cup debut.
Alongside Pat Rafter, he led his country to a 4-1 World Group quarter-finals victory over the United States, whose team included current captain Jim Courier.
Hewitt retires as a player following next month’s Australian Open, after which he will focus his attention on working with talented youngsters Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis in his new role as Davis Cup captain.
Kooyong last hosted the Open in 1987
The opening ceremony of the tournament is scheduled for Saturday December 26 at 9:00 am in court # 3 in Santo Domingo facilities Tennis Club, Welcome cocktail where there will be participants.
Similarly, the closure will be December 30 at 7:00 pm in court # 11 (Toast closing).
In the Open will be played in (singles and doubles) and prize money will be distributed x round, BOLSA RD $ 250,000.00 pesos).
Veterans (singles and mixed):
In the veterans category will be played in singles and mixed at 19-44 C-1, C-1 45 +, 19-44 C-2, C-2 45 +, 19-44 C-3, C-3 45 +.
The women’s division will be played in the form of (simple and mixed) in categories C-1, C-2, C-3, while in Mixed will be played in A and B.