Punjab Sports and Youth Minister Malik Taimoor Masood said on Saturday that the five newly constructed state-of-the-art tennis courts will play a key role in promoting tennis to the province’s younger generation.
LAHORE, (APP – UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – October 22, 2022): Punjab Sports and Youth Minister Malik Taimoor Masood said on Saturday that the five newly constructed state-of-the-art tennis courts will play a key role in promoting tennis to the province’s younger generation.
He said this while speaking at the award ceremony of Kamran Steel Pakistan ATF 16 & Under Asian Tennis Tour 2022 (Leg-1) as the main guest here at State of the Art Tennis Courts Five from the Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Saturday.
Punjab Sports and Youth Secretary Ehsan Bhutta, Punjab Sports Director General Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, Administration Director Umair Hassan, PLTA Secretary Rashid Malik, Mian Mohsin Director Arshad Kamran Steel Rerolling Pvt Ltd and a large number of tennis enthusiasts were also present on this occasion.
Punjab Sports and Youth Secretary Ehsan Bhutta and Punjab Sports Director General Muhammad Tariq Qureshi handed out prizes among the top performers in the event organized with the collaboration of Punjab Sports Council.
Speaking on the occasion, the Punjab Sports Minister said that Pakistani youth are passionate about tennis.
“Tennis has been part of the upcoming Punjab Games where many of the best tennis players in the province will show their potential.”
Speaking to the media, Punjab Sports and Youth Secretary Ehsan Bhutta said maximum playing opportunities are given to children with modest experience in sports. “Our doors are open to poor school and college kids and now they too can play in this world class tennis venue,” he added.
Punjab Director General of Sports Muhammad Tariq Qureshi said world-class tennis courts have been built with modern facilities. “We plan to hold more big tennis events on these world-class courts to promote this game to the younger generation,” he said.
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