At the Vietnam Tennis Federation press conference on November 22 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF) will hosted 10 domestic and six international tournaments in 2018, VTF announced at a press conference on November 22.

The domestic tournaments include VTF Pro Tour 1 in central Da Nang city in February, VTF Pro Tour 2 in central Thua Thien-Hue province in April, VTF Pro Tour 3 in Khanh Hoa in June and VTF Pro Tour 4 in Ho Chi Minh City in August.

VTF Junior Tour 1 is slated for Dak Lak in March, while VTF Junior Tour 2 will take place in Tay Ninh in June, VTF Junior Tour 3 in Can Tho in August and VTF Junior Tour 4 in Ho Chi Minh City in November.

A national championship will be held in Hanoi in October and the championship of Vietnam outstanding players will be hosted by Nghe An in December.

Meanwhile, the international events include the international U14 tournament group 2 in Ho Chi Minh City in January, Davis Cup group 3 for Asia-Pacific region in April, ITF U18 group 4 – Becamex Cup in Binh Duong in April and Men Futures F1, F2 and F3 in Thua Thien-Hue province in April and May.

The international U18 tournament group 4 is scheduled for Ho Chi Minh City in July and the Vietnam Open will be held in Hanoi in October.

The VTF also revealed regulations of the Vietravel Cup 2017 that will take place in Nghe An from December 17-22, with eight male and eight female players competing, as well as six male duos and six female duos.

Speaking at the conference, VTF President Nguyen Quoc Ky said that in 2018, the federation will use the tournament system of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and International Association of Tennis Professionals in point counting and cash awards.

The federation will also help players join different domestic and international tournaments.

The federation hopes that Vietnam will have representatives in the world’s top 100 players, while becoming one of the top tennis countries in ASEAN and Asia, he said.-VNA