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– The Kazakhstan Tennis Federation hosts the Asian Tennis Federation Council meeting, with the aim of promoting global dominance of Asian players

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) held a board meeting in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, which has lately become a paragon of tennis development in the region. Next October, the country will host an ATP 250 tournament for the fourth time. The event, which will be held for the first time in Almaty, is expected to be larger than previous ones and bring together players from more than 20 countries, as well as about 42,000 spectators.

The ATF board of directors, whose main objective is to make Asian tennis players more competitive on the world stage, discussed the Federation’s development strategy until 2027, the creation of new Asian tournaments for high-level players, the promotion of the participation of Asian tennis players in high-level international events and the increase in the construction of clay courts to improve the performance of Asian players on clay surfaces.

One of the highlights of the meeting was a visit to the Beeline Arena and the Daulet Tennis Center to observe first-hand the training of children in Kazakhstan and talk to the coaches.

The meeting was attended by representatives from Cambodia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, among other countries.

Bulat Utemuratov, President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, Vice President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Chairman of the ATF Development Advisory Group:

“I am proud to continue to support the representation of Asian players in international tournaments. As one of the first key steps, I intend to ask the ITF to increase the number of ITF high-level tournaments held in this region and to ensure that the representation of Asian players in international tournaments corresponds to the portion of the IPIN (International Player Identification Number) fees paid by them.”

Yuriy Polskiy, president of the Asian Tennis Federation, explained:

“We have partnered with Grand Slam tournaments to promote Asian tennis players. They will compete for a wild card spot at the French Open through qualifiers in Kazakhstan, China and Japan. In addition, young players (14

“We are also seeking ITF support to expand junior tournaments in Asia, which would allow players to compete in major events without having to travel to Europe, thus conserving financial resources.”

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