AsiaRooms.com - Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011 coming to Phuket
September 21, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsTennis lovers can head to Phuket next month to see the action at the Chang ITF Thailand Pro Circuit 2011.
For the first time ever, Phuket is to play host to a round of the prestigious International Tennis Federation (ITF) event, which will see leading professional players from around the world competing for a $10,000 (£6,330) prize.
The tournament will run from October 29th through to November 12th and is to take place at Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club (TSLC), which recently opened state-of-the-art Plexicushion tennis courts designed for all-weather play.
It will be preceded by the Thanyapura Tennis Challenge 2011, which runs from October 14th to 16th and will see the winner receiving a wildcard entry into the ITF competition.
Admission fees will start at 50 baht (£1), with the venue's grandstands offering enough room to seat around 600 spectators.
TSLC vice president David Roberts said in a statement: "It is an honour to host Phuket's first ITF event and it is a great indication for the future of the sport at the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club."
Tennis fans can find a generous selection of Phuket hotels at AsiaRooms.com, including the Patong Merlin Hotel.
More information about the tournament series can be found at www.itftennis.com.
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