Five tennis courts: International level inaugurated
The Sports Board Punjab inaugurated five International standard tennis courts here at the Nishtar Sports Complex on Thursday.
The national stars Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Aqeel khan were featured in the inauguration exhibition, while, Punjab Tennis Association Secretary Rasheed Malik was also present at the occasion.
The Nishtar Sports Complex has been home to just one tennis court, which was built a decade ago and was then declared a “state of the art” facility. However, it failed to host a single national level event in this period.
Now that the facility has been improved, it can potentially help many local tennis players to train regularly. Aisam, Aqeel and fellow players Ushna Sohail and Noor Malik played exhibition matches following the inauguration.
“Sports Board Punjab has done its job by building world-class tennis courts, now it is the players’ job to work hard,” said Aisam.
“Young players were lucky as they are getting such good facilities which were not available to us in the past.”