GUWAHATI, July 3 - The Racquets and Balls Tennis Association, in collaboration with Kreeda Bharti is going to organise the maiden edition of the North-East Open Tennis Championship in memory of Ranjit Dutta from October 29 to November 3 at the SAI Tennis Complex in Paltan Bazaar, here.
The theme for the tournament is �North-East as a hub of Tennis, Tennis for All�. Around 300 players from all over the region are expected to take part in the championship.
Competitions will be conducted in the age group of U-10 boys and girls, combined singles, U-12, U-14 boys and girls singles, U-18 boys doubles, veterans (above 40) doubles.
A total prize money of Rs 1.5 lakh is at stake as scholarship money along with tennis gears, trophies and certificates. The organisers are planning to sponsor a few budding players after the tournament while they are also looking forward to help swimmer Elvis Ali Hazarika, who is planning to cross the English Channel next year, stated a press release.