The 2015 Baltic International Bank Tennis Cup to Bring Together Players from 26 Countries
During the period October 19 to 26, the international tournament Baltic International Bank Tennis Cup 2015 will be held at the Ādazhi Tennis Centre courts. The participants will compete in U14 age group. More than 300 players from 26 countries have applied to participate in the tournament. 48 players will compete in tryouts (qualifying tournament) organised for both girls and boys teams. 32 players in each group will battle in the main tournament.
The Chairperson of the Council of Baltic International Bank Valeri Belokon said: “It is important to pinpoint rising talents among the many participants, invest in promising players and help them achieve success. Banking and high-achievement sports share a lot of similar philosophy. That’s why Bank is investing EUR 17 thousand to sponsor this year’s junior tournament and to give Latvia’s talented tennis players the opportunity to evaluate their own capabilities compared with their same-age peers and the chance to experience international-level tennis.”
“Latvia will be represented by young talented tennis players such as Roberts Jaričevskis, Kārlis Ozoliņš, Patrīcija Špaka and Anna Jakovļeva that have already proven themselves abroad. As tennis continues to grow in popularity spurred by the achievements of our best players, we believe that the tennis industry is expected to further develop in the foreseeable future, and the young players will proudly carry and promote Latvia’s name throughout the world,” the Secretary General of the Latvian Tennis Union (LTS) Kārlis Lejnieks told.
“For young Latvian tennis players, tournament represents the opportunity to carve a great future in the international sports arena, increase the strength of their achievement motivation and develop their multiple skills. 12 Latvian youngsters will participate in the main tournament. We know that the competition is not going to be an easy one. The sportsmen will play in a fierce competition against very strong players from Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Romania, Belarus and Russia,” the tournament organiser and a professional tennis coach Biruta Grīnberga.