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TFC hosts its second Cambodian Open

TFC hosts its second Cambodian Open

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A young national tennis player practices July 20 in preparation for the Cambodian Open starting next week.

THE Tennis Federation of Cambodia (TFC) is holding its second annual Cambodian Open Tennis Tournament, from August 21-30 at the Cambodian Country Club, Phnom Penh.

The TFC hopes to attract between 80-100 players, with registration lasting until August 19 at 5pm.

Participation fees are US$10 for foreigners and $2 for Cambodians, with categories including men's singes, women's singles, men's doubles, mixed doubles and U18 boys singles. Contact Khith Sipin at 012 899 001 for more details.

Eight boys and three girls from the Cambodian national team have been entered in the event, and they will be joined by Vietnamese players including 25 year-old JP Huyin, who is well-ranked in doubles tennis, and 20-year-old Huyin Mae, who won the 2008 Master's Cup in Thailand and is currently the Asian junior champion.

Cash prizes will be awarded to top four finishes in each category, with the men's champion taking home $250, the runner-up $150 and third- and fourth-place $100. In the women's competition, the champion will be awarded $150, with second earning $100, and $50 allotted to each of the losing semifinalists.

TFC President Cham Prasidh will preside over the finals on August 30.

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