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The 2016 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit Opening Ceremony in Longhua New District

Release time: 14 November 2016    Source: Longhua New District On Line

  

  In the morning of November 13, International Women's Tennis Tournament (ITF) Women’s Circut · Shenzhen Longhua District officially kicked off in the Central Stadium of the Mission Hills Ecological Sports Park Tennis Center. The competition would last eight days from November 13 to 20. More than 80 professional players coming from 18 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Russia, will stage a wonderful competition.

  Li Ming, the director of the Shenzhen Municipal Tennis Association and the director of UNESCO International Center for Higher Education Innovation, Yu Xinguo, the Longhua District Preparatory Group Leader and the Secretary of Longhua New District Party Working Committee, Lv Liang, the deputy director of the Competition Department of the General Administration of Sport of China, Huang Qijian, a member of Longhua New District Party Working Committee, attended the kick-off ceremony. Yu Xinguo at the kick-off ceremony announced the ITF International Women's Tennis Tournament Longhua District Section officially opened. After the kick-off ceremony, singles qualifying started in full swing. A total of 32 spots were provided at pre-selection, and ultimately there will be four players qualify for the election. In the morning of November 13, the two Chinese players would be the first ones to compete in the center, Chen Siyu against Ma Shuyue..

  The ITF International Women's Tennis Tournament · Shenzhen Longhua. It is sponsored by ITF; hosted by China Tennis Association and Longhua New District Administrative Committee; hosted by Longhua New District Public Affairs Bureau; and co-organized by Shenzhen Tennis Association and Mission Hills Group. The qualifying games would last from November 13 to 15, November 15 to 20 for the main competition. Doubles final would be on November 19 and the singles finals would be on November 20 held. Event bonus would be $ 100,000.

  It was learnt that the event is the highest level, the largest and with largest number of participants that the Longhua New District has hosted since its establishment. In recent years, Longhua New District intended to speed up the construction of modern and innovative international new axis city. It vigorously promoted the establishment of "one city and four districts" and "Shenzhen North Center", with building up a "cultural strong district" as the focal point. It strengthened policy support and funding; speeded ??up the facilities planning and construction of sports; and actively attract high-level sports events to promote the sports industry and sports innovation, continuous breakthroughs. In this district, the number of people doing sports is increasing. The regional sports industry chain optimization was booming. The multi-level cultural and sports facilities network created conveniences and necessary support for large-scale events.

  The event would become an important start point for Longhua New District’s "going global and the bring in", which would better promote Longhua to the world. It is worth mentioning that the tickets to the event will be provided free of charge to the public. The public could go to Mission Hills Ecological Sports Park Tennis Center Organizing Committee Office to ask for tickets.

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