By Thomas Odongo
Uganda is all set to host the biggest tournament event in the tennis universe dubbed the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Pro Circuit slated for April 30 - May 30 at the Uganda Tennis Club, Lugogo.
This comes exactly a year after Uganda hosted the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Kampala but sadly Uganda got relegated to Division Four at their own backyard.
However, Uganda's eligibility to host these games is a result of Uganda Tennis Association (UTA)'s re-admission into ITF three months ago after clearing their outstanding debt of $22,500 (Shs82m) that they owed the international tennis governing body.
This showpiece, which Uganda is hosting for the first time ever is set to attract over 200 players from over 30 countries across the globe with Uganda stars also in the mix.
The final presser and the unveiling of the event was done on Tuesday at Uganda Tennis Club, Lugogo.
During the presser, Betway Uganda committed 5,000 US Dollars to the event with the money aimed for the facilitation of various activities at the tournament.
Betway Country Manager, Adellah Agaba noted that Betway is devoted to promoting sports, tennis inclusive.
''We are proud to associate ourselves with the largest tennis event in the world (ITF Pro Circuit) and we are also determined to promote tennis in Uganda,'' Agaba noted.
Betway will also feature all the tournament matches on their various platforms, allowing Ugandans to engage while they are watching the games live at Betway Live-In-Play.
Betway is also set to be on ground during game days and will be hosting various tennis influencers as part of their social media campaign.
UTA Chairperson, Cedric Babu is happy with Betway's commitment and added that the games will be a big benefit to the country.
''We thank Betway for their commitment to the game. This event will boost the city's economy in terms of accommodation,'' Babu noted.
The ITF Pro Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments held around the world and organized by the International Tennis Federation.