The players of Qatar national juniors and grassroots tennis teams will head for Belgium and France on Sunday to begin their training camps in preparation for the upcoming events and in light of the summer training program prepared by the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation.
The Qatari grassroots under 10 years team and girls under 12 and 16 years old teams will hold their training camp in Kim Clijsters Academy in Bree, Belgium for two weeks.
The Qatari delegation to Belgium includes Safiya Al Thani, Tamim Fakhro, Nawaf Al Mohannadi, Amna Homoud and Ghanim Al Ghanim and will be accompanied by the coaches Al Mazri bin Hassan and Ahmed Saeed in addition the administrator Salwa Al Hajri.
During their training camp, the Qatari players will play some friendly matches will players from other nationalities to improve their levels before the new sports season.
On the other hand, the Qatari under 12 and under 14 boys team will hold their training camp in Mouratoglou Tennis Academy in Nice, France from June 30 to July 26.
The Qatari national teams will continue their training programs prepared by the federation in cooperation with the Academy which includes fitness and technical training sessions in addition friendly matches.
The Qatari players will also participate in some international tournaments in France to bring together players from different tennis schools.
The Qatari delegation to France is chaired by Ahmed Bati and includes Abdulaziz Al Muftah, Faisal Al Khelaifi, Ghanim Al Sulaiti, Hassan Wali, Nasser al Khelaifi, Nasser al Yafei, Jassim al Thani and the coach Lotfi Al Marnaqui.
Khalid Al Khelaifi, Board Member of the federation and chairman of national teams’ committee said that the training camps aim at preparing the Qatari players for the upcoming sport season and international tournaments.
“When preparing for any training camp, the federation takes the needs of each age group into consideration” said Al Khelaifi and stressing that Mouratoglou and Kim Clijsters Tennis Academians are classified among the best academies in the world.
He also reaffirmed that the federation is keen to provide the Qatari players with all possible means of support to reach their goals.