With qualification games already this weekend in Riga will start the most ambitious international youth tennis tournament in Latvia – Riga open 2014. Also this year will be cleared champions in four age groups (U-12, U-14, U-16 and U18), the tournament participants will come from 28 countries. Tournament opening ceremony will take place Sunday, June 15th at 19:30 at Tennis courts of Riga Traffic (Ezermalas street 32).
Tennis tournament “Riga Open” for the first time took place in year 1988. During these years the age group number has been growing and this year for the champion title will participate in four age groups (U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18). Precise participant number is not known yet (because of registering to qualification games), but it could reach 400 participants. At the moment, to the tournament has been registered participants from 28 countries.
The tournament games will be played in Riga – Mežaparks (Riga traffic tennis courts) and in Viesturdārzs from June 14th to 21st. First two days of the competition will be for qualification tournaments. It will be played for 16 different titles – in all age groups for boys and girls in single games and in double games.
Entrance for all games is for free. Let’s support the young tennis players from Latvia and other countries! In Sunday June 15th, at 19:30 will be held the opening ceremony, where will participate “Riga Open” tournament director Osvalds Sausverds and Latvian Tennis Union new general secretary Kārlis Lejnieks.
“Riga Open 2014” is supported by Itera Latvija, SEB bank, Riga city education, culture and sports department. Further information about tournament and results, as well as photo gallery from all gamedays in tournament you can find in official homepage : http://www.riga-open.lv.
From Liepaja Tennis Sports school will participate: Marta Pagraba, Toms Rolis, Patrīcija Špaka, Katrīna Lasmane, Elza Tomase, Margareta Rebeka Mertena, Renārs Grodskis, Veronika Zalcmane