Organisers of this year’s edition of Tanga Cement tennis championship that gets underway at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club courts next month have announced the cash prizes.
Tanzania Tennis Association’s secretary general Inger Njau said both men and women singles’ winners will be entitled to a cash prize of $ 1,000 each. The runners-up will have to settle for $750 as losing semifinalists would share a $400 prize each.
The losing quarterfinalists are to be awarded $120 each as the last sixteen players have a consolation cash prize of $30 each.
Winners for doubles event for both men and ladies are to scoop $500 and losing finalists have $300 at their disposal.
Losing semifinalists will be entitled to $200 prize in the championship that has so far attracted participants from the rest of Eastern African countries.
Players from Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Sudan have confirmed to take part in the championships.
Njau made a call to local participants to train hard ahead of the event so that the prize fund package should not cross the borders.
The cement manufacturing firm has maintained sponsorship of the event for the second year running.