Total Qatar National Junior 2013Youth Tournament Concludes
06 Feb 2013
February 5, 2013 – Doha, Qatar – The closing ceremony for theTotal Qatar National Junior 2013 Youth Tournament took place at theKhalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex on February 5, 2013.
The tournament began on February 1, 2013 in partnership with Total, a leader in supporting tennis and community initiatives here in Qatar. The Qatar Tennis Federation took pride in hosting one of the few youth events in the country,aiming to enhance Qatar tennis and put young Qatari players on the competition track in order to improve their skills and potentials.
55 boys and girls participated in this five-day long event in different categories including Under 8s, Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s, and Under 18s.
Winners were: Nasser Al Yazidi (Boys 8); AbdulazizTarek (Boys 9); Ibrahim Al Sulaiti (Boys 10); RayanJufairi (Boys 12); HamadMohannadi (Boys 14); Abdallah Al Jufairi (Boys 18); AmnaHamud (Girls 10); MubarakaAlnaimi (Girls 14); Ibrahim Sulaiti and Jassem Al Mahmoud (Boys Doubles 10); HamadMohannadi and Mubarak Sulaiti (Boys Doubles 14); and JassimZeyara and Abdullah Shanan (Boys Doubles 18).
Saad Al Mohannadi, Tournament Director for the upcoming Qatar Total Open,said “The final match saw the best players in this tournament competing brutally, showing all their abilities and potentials, they really added an exciting and competitive element to this tournament. Qatar is so proud to have such valuable talents who can enhance Qatar’s role not only in local events but also regional and international ones.”
Stephane Michel, Managing Director of Total E&P Qatar said during the prize ceremony, “This tournament was a great success for all players to participate. Total is proud of sponsoring this tournament and to be more and more involved in community initiatives by supportingthis event. This is a great opportunity for the Qatariyouth to showcase their talents and skills during one week of great tennis. The future of Qatar tennis was on display during this event and the Qatar Tennis Federation takes pride in growing the game and creating the stars of tomorrow. Presenting the award to the champions of the Total Qatar National Juniortournament is truly one of the highlights of our partnership with the Qatar Tennis Federation. We are also looking forward to the WTA Qatar Total Open that will take place next week with the best players of the world playing in Doha. I am sure that the young Qatari players will enjoy such a big tournament.”
The Qatar Tennis Federation believes that this kind of event helps produce future tennis stars who will be able to compete in both local and international tournaments, continuing Qatar’s growth on the international sporting stage.