The Arab Junior Championship for under 11 & 12, and under 13 & 14, that was held in Tunis from 23/7 until 3/8, concluded under the patronage of president of Arab and Kuwait Tennis Federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The tournament saw Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq and the host country participating.
The closing ceremony was also attended by Tunisian Cabinet secretary Ahmad Qaloul, President of Tunis Tennis Federation Dr Salma Al-Moulhi and other federations officials.
Kuwait’s national team players were able to win the bronze medals in doubles category in the four categories, as doubles partners Mohammad Al-Awadhi and Abdelrahman Al-Abdallah won the doubles U11 third place, Khalid Bafqair and his partner Abdallah Dehrab won third place for the U12 doubles, Yousuf Al-Linqawi and Hassen Jamal won third place for U12 also, Abdelwahab Al-Abdallah and Othman Mahmoud won the doubles U13 while Hussein Al-Shatti and Yaqoub Mohammad won third place of the U14.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Sabah congratulated the winners and expressed satisfaction towards the Kuwaiti achievements. He also thanked the President of Tunis Tennis Federation for the hospitality they gave to Kuwait’s delegation as well as the rest of participants.
He also lauded the high standards shown by many players, adding that the Arab federation is keen on paying special attention to young players such as those who participated in the championship.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber also thanked the Public Authority for Sports for all the support it gives for all activities both domestically and abroad.
By Abdellatif Sharaa