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7th ALBAIK Tennis Tour kicks off today.


JEDDAH: ASTEC's 28th team tennis event since its inception in 2000 starts on Friday at the sprawling facilities of Trio-Ranch Country Club, which has 5 tennis courts. This is the 7th consecutive year that ASTEC has organized the annual year-end closing competition in partnership with ALBAIK Food System. The event dubbed 7th ALBAIK Team Tennis Tournament 2015 attracted more than 50 teams from different clubs and will last until Nov. 20. The Men's Division will vie for championships in six categories namely C, B2, B1-Mix, Lower Mix, Middle Mix, and Higher Mix. Team composition will be 4-sets of 3 doubles and 1 singles, playing pro-eight scoring format. The Ladies Division will battle it out in categories Lower Mix and Higher Mix plus the newly formed group -- the Super Mix, and will have 3-sets of 3-doubles. The tournament will be governed by ASTEC Ground Rules which have been distributed to all participating teams, while players' classification will be based on ASTEC's Tennis Players Classification List (TPCL) for 2015. Opening day ceremonies will include a parade of the participating teams with raffle prizes from Racquet Shop and ALBAIK to be given to lucky spectators and participants and the announcement of the Best in Uniform for the different categories. Organized by ASTEC, under the helm of current Chairman, Bernie Soguilon, and tournament director, Tonton Pana, this tournament is presented in partnership with ALBAIK Food Systems Co. Ltd., represented by Bassam Al Seyofi (PR Manager), Ed Cabiedes (Branch Manager), and Mazza Farajallah (Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator). This event is also supported by Deltaz Marketing (Racquet Shop) Sky Freight Forwarders and Pepsi-Cola.

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Publication:Arab News (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Date:Oct 9, 2015
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