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Colombo to host first-ever Intl wheelchair tennis tourney

Colombo: The first-ever International
Wheelchair Tennis tournament will be held here from July
16-18.

Among others, players from India, Malaysia and hosts Sri
Lanka have confirmed their participation in the three-day
event.

Sri Lanka will be represented in the tournament by its
top ranked player Upali Rajakaruna and D M Gamini.

"The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) is delighted to be
hosting the first Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Sri
Lanka and is particularly proud that the International Tennis
Federation (ITF) endorsed SSC as a suitable venue," SSC said
in a statement.

"This is being done particularly to uplift the great game
of tennis and to lend support to the differently able people
involved in the game," the release added.

Incidentally, the tournament will also mark tennis` debut
on clay courts in Sri Lanka.

PTI

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