2020 fires up with SSC Open

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  • 121st SSC Open Ranking Tennis Tournament

The 121st edition of the SSC Open Ranking Tennis Tournament will commence its course on 10 January at the SSC clay courts.

The 2019 edition was an extra special one for the club as SSC commemorated their 120th year. Established in 1899, SSC is one of the oldest and most prestigious sports clubs in Sri Lanka. The tournament will be run under the sport’s governing body, the Sri Lanka Tennis Association, and organised by the Tennis House Committee of SSC. The time honoured tournament will be played as a Grade 2 tournament this year, although it was a Super ‘A’ Grade Tournament back in 2019. Nevertheless, many top ranked players are expected to show up in numbers this year as well to kick-start the season for 2020.

The event has attracted over 750 national level players over the last few years and this year it is only expected to grow in number. The tournament will be played in four junior age groups with the open events for the seniors to play for honours. The veterans will also have their chance in the Over 35, 45 and 55 age groups.

Defending Men’s and Women’s champions Sharmal Dissanayake and Rukshika Wijesuriya will return to play, following their stint at the 2019 South Asian Games where Wijesuriya was a part of the Women’s team that brought home Silver in the Women’s Team event.

ThePapare.com will join hands with the Tennis House Committee of SSC as the official media partners for the 121st edition of the SSC Open Ranking Tennis Tournament. Perera & Sons, Dimo and 3G Sports will also join this venture as proud sponsors.