The traditional Colombo Championships Tennis tournament is set to get underway for the 104th edition on the 5th July at the famous SLTA clay courts.
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Recognized as one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the country, it is scheduled to be held from the 5th to the 21st of July 2019. Being one of the few Category “A” grade tournaments in the local tennis calendar, the organizers are confident that the tournament will attract the cream of Sri Lanka Tennis, as it has done over the decades.
The Tennis 10’s tournament of the Colombo Championships will be held from 26th to the 28th of July.
The Principal sponsor of the tournament once again is the premier eye care provider “Vision Care”. Long-term backers of the sport, “Perera and Sons” join in once again while the ever-supportive “HEAD” is the official ball sponsor for the tournament.
Events ranging from junior (Boys/Girls – under 12 to 18) to Men’s, Women’s, and Veterans’ (for Over 35, 45, 55 and 65) are being held, giving every segment of the tennis playing community an opportunity to participate.
Making his sponsorship commitment, Janaka Fonseka, the Managing Director of Vision Care said “We are very happy to be involved with this prestigious tournament for the 4th consecutive year. We believe sports is vital for the health of the nation and are strongly committed to supporting the Colombo Championships, which has a history going back 104 years.
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The objectives of the tournament are in line with our corporate objectives, and more the reason we wanted to be a part of this wonderful event. We at Vision Care believe that tennis provides an opportunity for not only the youth but every age category to participate in an outdoor and healthy sporting activity. And we as a company is doing our bit by promoting good health through sports.”
Mr. Ayendra Bandaranaike, President of the SLTA playing section said “I would like to place on record my utmost appreciation for all the sponsors, specially Vision Care for coming forward as our Principal Sponsor this year & also to Perera & Sons, a name synonymous with tennis activities for several generations now and HEAD for coming forward with the sponsorship of balls for the tournament. I would like to invite the Sri Lankan Tennis fraternity to participate either as player or spectator in the exciting sporting action happening at Greenpath”.