Ulcinj will host the tournament of the third group of Euro-African zone Fed Cup, the tournament will this year bring together women’s tennis teams from 17 countries which will be held from 11th to 16th April 2016 in front of nearly thousand of spectators.
Fed Cup Ulcinj 2016
Host of the tennis tournament in Ulcinj for the third time was determined by the World Tennis Association.
The game is played in four groups according to the round robin system. Only the strongest teams from each group make it to the play-off, where the two climbers are determined in the second group of Euro-African zone.
Possible opponents of Montenegro-team relegation twice the same in the last two years, are Algeria, Armenia, Cyprus, Macedonia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Madagascar, Malta, Moldova, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mozambique, Norway and Tunisia.
The significance of the decision of World ITF for us is great because our team have the opportunity to fight in front of our audience for the first group. If it happens that our team can get into the first group, but keep the current ranking, there will be a significant achievement for our young players, “said the president of the Tennis Association of Montenegro Dimitrije Rašović.
He said that the Fed Cup, is the prestigious competition, which brings together women’s tennis teams from 90 countries in the world, it is a prestigious tournament where the criteria are very strict.
Mayor of Ulcinj, which is also the president of Tennis Club Bellevue, Nazif Cungu said that the tournament will be an opportunity for the promotion of the city.
I am pleased that we will be the hosts of this great competition, and as president of the club especially glad that we have in a short time managed to build a tennis center that stands out from all the complexes in Montenegro, “said Cungu.
He pointed out that the tournament for Ulcinj will be an opportunity to show hospitality and promote the city.
This is a significant event for Ulcinj, for tennis in our city and the whole of Montenegro, “said Cungu.