October tennis mania in Singapore

05 Oct 2017  324 | World Travel News

SINGAPORE With the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global less than a month away, October is packed with tennis and lifestyle-related activities for both sports and non-sports fans.

In conjunction with the WTA Finals, ActiveSG launched last Sunday the inaugural Singapore Tennis Festival – a month-long event offering opportunities to participate in tennis-themed carnivals, competitions, clinics and try-outs.

Formerly known as WTA Championships, the Women’s Tennis Association tour was established in 1972.

The WTA Finals has been hosted by Singapore since 2014 and continues to 2018, under the present contract.

There are more than 35 events taking place during the festival linked to the WTA Finals, many of which are organised by corporate and community partners.

Sport Singapore CEO Lim Teck Yin, said: “The Singapore Tennis Festival comes on the back of a successful Singapore Football Week where we saw many people coming together to play football then afterwards head to the Sports Hub to watch the International Champions Cup.”

“Like the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix and 2017 International Champions Cup Singapore, the WTA Finals offers the chance for people to experience and be inspired by world-class sporting action. Through the Singapore Tennis Festival, we want to acquaint more people with tennis,” Lim added.

As part of the festival, there will also be a Singapore Tennis Festival Experience Tour taking place at the Sports Hub from 22 to 29 October.

Designed to offer a tennis experience, participants will not only be able to watch the athletes in action during the WTA Finals but also get the chance to take part in fun activities such as virtual tennis, and play tennis with our Team Singapore athletes.

For those without experience in tennis, the tour can also be tailored to introduce participants to the sport and teach them the play basics.

To find out more info about the Singapore Tennis Festival and the Experience Tour, visit www.tennisfest.sg.

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