(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The 8th edition of the QTF and InterContinental Doha Open tournament 2015 got underway at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex and InterContinental Doha Hotel, yesterday.
The tournament, which will conclud on October 12, is one of the most prominent tennis events in Doha and will see the participation of more than 300 players competing in 22 different categories including boys singles (U-18, U-14, U-12, U-10, U-9, U-8), girls singles (U-18, U-14, U-12, U-10, U-9, U-8), boys doubles (U-18, U-14, U-12) in addition to women singles, men singles, women doubles, men doubles, men veterans and mixed doubles.
Addressing a press conference, the Tournament Director Sultan Khalfan, said: "This event is one of the most important local tennis tournaments held here in Qatar since it provides a good opportunity to all tennis players from different nationalities to take part and compete to win the tournament's titles and prizes."
He said, "We at Qatar Tennis Federation are pleased with this successful collaboration with InterContinental Doha Hotel and so proud to see the number of the participants increasing year after year. This is definitely a motivation to continue working to attract more participants and achieve a higher level of success."
Executive Assistant Manager of the InteContinental Doha Cyril Mouawad, said: "At InterContinental Doha we are committed to the development of sports in Qatar; we have demonstrated this over the years by organising and sponsoring many sporting events and competitions.
"We are delighted to co-organise such an important event, and honoured to give the opportunity to young tennis players to demonstrate their skills and become potential future pros," he said. The total prize-money is QR50,000.