Cambodia’s Davis Cup pivot Bun Kenny is heading to India’s capital New Delhi next week to take part in two tournaments that are part of the newly introduced, year-round Asian Tennis Tour launched by the Asian Tennis Federation this year with the dual purpose of developing a larger base of tennis players in the continent and providing them financial stability while toughening them up for the more rigorous ITF/ATP circuits.
For years it had been the ATF’s grand vision to provide a robust competitive tournament structure for Asia by enhancing and stabilising professional career opportunities for players from its platform of 45 member nations.
One of the main features of the ATT, an independent, all-year tennis circuit, is to aid the creation of a definite identity for Asian players through the introduction of Asian rankings.
“Setting up of the ATT is the best thing that could have happened to our players. Tennis Cambodia welcomes this tournament structure that provides a smooth pathway for players to get into higher professional circuits,” secretary-general of Tennis Cambodia Tep Rithivit told the Post yesterday.
After his ATT event commitments in New Delhi, Bun Kenny travels to Chandigarh for an ITF Futures tournament, the qualifying round for which begins on April 23, with main draw matches commencing two days later.