TCTC from June 24
Sri Lanka’s Davis Cup players will be on
show at the Colombo Tennis Championships which will be held at the
Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) courts, from June 24 to July
9. The Colombo Tennis Championships is a top tournament and is considered
only second in importance to the National Championships of Sri Lanka.
This tournament has a proud history of 91 years.
The tournament was advanced by ten days to ensure
that the Lankan Davis Cup squad players can participate before they
depart to the Philippines for the Davis Cup tournament. Rohan De
Silva, the reigning champion and Rajeev Rajapakse have already confirmed
their participation, while Harshana Godamanne and Amrith Rupasinghe
who are in training in Thailand are yet to confirm.
Altogether there will be 29 events, which would
consist of the open, junior and senior events. Last year there were
more than 400 entries.
The tournament sponsors are Lenovo, Horizon Real
Estate Property Developers, Hanjin Shipping, Colonial Group of Companies,
DHL, and Metropolitan Group of Companies.