Mohd Aiman Abdullah (pictured)
became the first player to capture
back to back Brunei Darussalam
Tennis Association (BDTA) Open
Mens Doubles titles when he
partnered Asher Jeremiah Khan to
a 6-1, 6-1 win against Mohd Dhani
Hj Asia and Jonathan Manacap in
the final. The BDTA will kick off the
first series of its four tournaments
with the BDTA Open Boys Doubles
from Oct 4-10. Picture: BT file
The Brunei Darussalam Tennis Association (BDTA) will be hosting four tournaments next month.
The first official events on the association's calendar after Raya, they kick off with the BDTA Open Boys Doubles from Oct 4-10.
The BDTA Open Girls Doubles is penciled in for the same dates, and both events are open to Under-18 players.
The seniors take to the court a week after the juniors for the third leg of the BDTA Open Men's Singles from Oct 18-24. The BDTA Open Women's Singles will be contested during the same dates.
All four events are set to be held at the National Tennis Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
The deadline to submit entries for the BDTA Open Boys and Girls Doubles is on Oct 1, while for the BDTA Open Men's and Women's Singles, forms must be handed in by Oct 15.
Entry fee is set at $10 for the junior events. The fee is the same for the senior competitions, though students only pay $5.
The fee must be submitted together with the entry forms no later than 5pm on the respective dates. Entry forms with no entry fees and late entries will not be submitted.
Participants must be at the venue 15 minutes before the match starts. Players that turn up more than 15 minutes late will lose the match on walkover. All matches will be based on three tie break sets and International Tennis Federation rules will apply.
Only the organising committee is allowed to reschedule and amend matches. Interested clubs can contact the BDTA office by fax at 2381205 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also contact tournament secretary Abd Rasheed Abdullah (8872351) or assistant tournament secretary Izannie Abu Bakar (8719340).
The four events will mark a welcome return to the National Tennis Centre for players after more than two months.
The last tournament the venue hosted was the second leg of the BDTA Open Mens Doubles from July 19-25, where Mohd Aiman Abdullah became the first player to capture back to back BDTA Open Mens Doubles titles when he partnered Asher Jeremiah Khan to a 6-1, 6-1 win against Mohd Dhani Hj Asia and Jonathan Manacap in the final.
Aiman teamed up with the Philippines' Munez Rubillar Ruel to beat Mathew Bukit and Mohamed Fahamin Feisal 6-2, 6-0 in the first leg final in March.
Aiman is also the defending champion of the BDTA Open Men's Singles competition, forcing Abd Rasheed to retire in the second set of the championship match in May when he was trailing 3-1.
Mohd Aiman won the first set 6-2.
Matthew Foo was crowned champion of the first leg of the BDTA Open Men's Singles in January in similar circumstances when he took the first set 6-3 against Harin Saraw and saw his opponent retire in the second set. Foo was leading 5-0 when Saraw conceded the game because of an eye problem.
Courtesy from Brunei Times