The Qatari men’s tennis team arrived in Singapore recently to begin a training camp in preparation for the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III to be staged from June 26-29.
The Qatari delegation includes Mousa Shanan, Mubarak Shanan, Rayyan Alami and the team captain Sultan Khalfan in addition to the head coach Oliver Gross.
The training camp which will continue for 12 days will include intensified training sessions to help the Qatari players in their preparation for the event to be held on hard courts.
2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III will feature the participation of Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam and Singapore.
As per the ITF rules the participating teams in the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III will be divided into two groups where the winners and runners-up will qualify to Group II.
Khalid Al Khelaifi, Board Member of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation and head of national teams’ committee said, “The Federation developed a strong training program for the national team in preparation for Davis Cup to help the players achieve their goals”
Al Khelaifi expressed his confidence that the men’s team will do their best to live up the expectations of the federation and qualify to group II in 2020.
He also stressed that the Qatari team began their training program early in Doha as the players participated in some ITF futures tennis tournaments in addition to a huge number of training camps organized at the courts of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation.