Tennis is a very interesting sport played vitally in Asia, Europe, US and many other countries, gathering a large number of fans and followers. It has a certain type of viewership since the game teaches consistency, patience and to strive hard. It is played in a court not in open space; the area is separated by net into two equal halves for the players to play their moves.
The game is innovative and only one of this kind, it allows not single players but doubles to play on both sides to heat up competition and increase viewer’s interest. The game depends on hitting the ball over the net and getting points by saving the ball to be hit by the opponent.
Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is tennis board of Pakistan, responsible for organizing tennis related events, matches, training of players, selection of players and other elated activities. Though the favorite sport of Pakistanis is cricket, there are other sports too gaining popularity among youngsters to opt as a career and getting more fans and followers day by day.
The history of tennis in sub-continent is almost a century old, it started in 1920 when All Indian lawn Tennis Association was set up at Lahore. However after partition, in 1947, All Pakistan lawn tennis Association was formed by the tennis players of this newly independent state. The first remarkable achievement was made by Mr Iftikhar Ahmed and Mehmood Alam in the first Pakistan’s Davis Cup tournament of Tennis.
The Pakistan Tennis Federation is an active organization playing major role in organizing local, national and international tennis tournaments and tours for the players and viewers. The game has its own charm and it has given platform for a number of youngsters to prove themselves as tennis stars.
The credit of remarkable achievement for coaching, preparing and governing Fed Cup Team and Pakistan Davis Cup Team also goes to Pakistan tennis Federation. The head office of Pakistan Tennis Board is at PTF Complex, Garden Avenue, in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan.
The tennis stars since its emergence in Pakistan are:
-Sarah Mehboob Khan
-Khwaja Saeed Hai
-Ahmed Hassan Khokar