LAHORE – Aisam-ul-Haq and DG Sports Punjab Tariq Qureshi signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the promotion of tennis in Punjab during a press conference here at the National Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. Administrative Director Syed Umair Hassan, Rauf Roofi, Zain and others were also present. Aisam, Aqeel and others will provide modern training to six SBP players as well as 16 players from Aisam’s Ace Academy for one year.
Addressing the press conference, Aisam-ul-Haq expressed his determination to work with the SBP to source top tennis talent from across Punjab. “The main objective of this MoU is to produce highly talented tennis players who can represent Pakistan in major international tennis events like Wimbledon and US Open etc.”
Aisam added that this Memorandum of Understanding is signed for one year for the first time in the history of the country and I hope that this collaboration will also continue in the future. “The duration of the MoU reflects the seriousness of the SBP for the promotion of tennis in Punjab.
“I will not take any remuneration for coaching young players. As the number 1 player in Pakistan, it is my duty to develop new players. I want to give the young generation the facilities that Aqeel and I don’t have. could get in our early stages. If this collaboration continues, I hope that in three or four years we can produce better players than Aisam and Aqeel.
DG Sports Punjab said that as part of the MoU, Aisam and his team will focus on training U-14, U-16 and U-18 players on the state-of-the-art tennis courts. “We recently launched five world-class tennis courts, table tennis and swimming academies to provide the best facilities for talented young players. We will also be launching athletics and cricket academies in the coming weeks.