Ankara to host diplomats’ tennis tournament

The fifth annual Embassy Tennis Tournament will be held on Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21 at the Ankara Tennis Club, with a total of 30 ambassadors displaying their skills on the tennis court, rather than on the negotiating table.

Participants will include diplomats from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, diplomatic missions in Turkey, as well as Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek. Norwegian Ambassador Janis Bjorn Kanavin is one of the hosts of the tournament, the first of which was held in 2010.

Ahead of the tournament, diplomats including ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Benin, Sri Lanka, Peru, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Serbia and the Democratic Republic of Congo gathered earlier this week at a reception hosted by Çınar & Çınar Law Office, which has arranged the tournament since 2010.

The tournament will feature singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories for both adults and juniors. The playoff matches will take place on Sept. 13-14, while the semi-finals and finals will all take place on Sept. 21. After the finals, an award ceremony will be held, where the champions, runner-ups and second runner-ups in all categories will be rewarded.

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