The Vietnam Tennis Association in Russia (VITAR) has, for the first time, opened a tennis tournament, “VITAR – Summer 2009,” for its members in Moscow.

At the event, President of the Vietnam Tennis Federation (VTF) Dang Huu Hai handed over a decision recognising a member of VTF, saying that it is the first oversees member of the federation.

Hai also said he hoped VITAR would serve as a bridge connecting VTF and the Russian Tennis Federation.

The “VITAR - Summer 2009,” which will take place every Saturday and Sunday from May 30 to June 7 on clay court, will include men single, women single, men double, women double and men and women duo categories.

The annual sport event is sponsored by the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and 35 other organisations and individuals./.