A pioneering event on the tennis scene in Namibia, the “KIA Pro-Tennis Academy (PTA) Tennis Series” will be launched in February.
The series will consist of nine tournaments, with the first one due to start on February 18 at SKW and other venues in Windhoek. The series is meant to showcase Namibia’s most skilled players of all ages and skill levels.
Competitors will face each other in different categories based on skill, disregarding gender and age, and will be able to earn points at each tournament to advance in the overall KIA PTA Ranking of the series.
The amount of points awarded to players at each competition will depend on the final position at the event as well as the category in which the player competes – more points in an advanced level and less if he/she enters as a beginner.
The different categories are: Mini, Midi, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each player can choose at what level he will enter, however once a player has earned a certain total number of points in a specific category he will have to advance to the next category at the following tournament.
The competition is open for anyone who is eager to test his/her skills in comparison to other tennis talents in Namibia. Prize money will be awarded to the top three players in the overall ranking, as well as to three players who showed the greatest improvement in the ranking and advancement in skill level throughout the year.