THE Girls College (GC) Tennis Centre leagues did not take off last weekend after the organisers and players decided to include a doubles league for men and women.
BY THE SPORTS REPORTER
The first edition of the tournament last year only had a men’s singles league and GC Tennis Centre co-founder Adam Joelson yesterday said they convened with players last weekend and decided to include a doubles league.
This year’s edition, which has been scheduled to start on Saturday, will have a men and women’s singles and doubles league.
The competition was supposed to run from last Saturday up to December 2.
“Instead of starting last Saturday, we had a discussion with the players and agreed to have the two leagues running concurrently. We will have the doubles league played on Saturdays and the singles on Sunday. That is what the majority of the players wanted.”
GC Tennis Centre will have four doubles teams, while the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) will provide three teams, two from Falcon College with Midlands State University (MSU), National University of Science and Technology (Nust) and Emakhandeni Tennis Club providing one team each.
The Bulawayo Athletic Club is yet to confirm its participation. In the ladies category, GC will provide two teams, while Nust and ZRP will each be presenting one team for the doubles league.
More than 40 players are expected to take part in the singles league with 20 coming from the police.