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Astana, Kazakhstan • 24 June, 2024 | 16:35
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TS CUP 4 Full of Spectacular Passing Shots, Hits Lob Record

Tennis League TS keeps the 2024 season thrilling as new members join the competition

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Courtesy of TLTS
Courtesy of TLTS

On June 16th, the courts of Gorky Tennis Park came alive with the TS Cup 4, part of the 2024 Tennis League TS (TLTS) rated doubles tournament series.

Abylay Ongarbayev, TLTS General Manager and Tournament Director, along with Artem Ascheulov, Chief Referee, kicked off the event with welcoming speeches. Following tradition, the anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan resonated through the courts, marking the official start of the competition.

The tournament attracted a strong showing, with 21 pairs vying for the title. 14 pairs competed in the main tournament, while 7 pairs battled it out in the qualifiers held earlier that morning. This qualifying system mirrors the professional international system used by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Notably, 3 new League members participated in the qualifiers, adding a fresh element to the competition. The tournament utilized 8 courts at Gorky Tennis Park, ensuring a day filled with exciting matches and top-notch tennis.

The Tennis League TS (TLTS) is a professional organizer of amateur tennis tournaments in Kazakhstan, established under the Tennis League TS Private Foundation by a renowned philanthropist and amateur tennis player Serik Tolbassy.

The League aims to foster amateur tennis in Kazakhstan and create optimal conditions for enhancing players' doubles skills through tournaments for amateur players. The TLTS follows high professional standards and invites new members to sign up via the registration form on the league’s website.

The courts of Gorky Tennis Park sizzled with intensity during the recent TS Cup 4. Each game was a thrilling battle, and records were shattered once again. Players displayed an incredibly high skill level, with a record number of lobs performed throughout the tournament.

What is a lob?: This challenging shot involves hitting the ball in a high arc used for offense and defense. On the other hand, passing shots are attacking maneuvers aimed at an unoccupied corner, making it impossible for the opponent to reach.

TS CUP 4 // Season 2024

Grand Masters Winners and Runners-Up:

  • 1st Place: Nazim Bakiev and Sergey Shakhvorostov

  • 2nd Place: Nurlan Sautbaev and Alimzhan Sabyrbaev

Grand Masters Semifinalists:

  • Erulan Kusainov and Roman Kuznetsov

  • Islam Jeksekov and Mikhail Zorov

The Grand Masters prize fund totaled 1,500,000 tenge.

Masters Winners and Prize Winners:

  • 1st Place: Shaikenov Abay and Yashar Aziz

  • 2nd Place: Valery Sapranidi and Almaz Khakimov

Masters Semifinalists:

  • Timur Murzhukov and Farhad Koblandy

  • Zhan Beniaminov and Vladimir Kurinov

Coinciding with the Muslim holiday of Kurban Ait, the tournament witnessed a heartwarming family atmosphere. Participants came not only to compete but also to support their families and children, creating a truly festive spirit.

The next TS Cup 5 tournament is set for June 26th.

The organizers extend their heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors who supported the tournament and contributed to the collective aim of promoting tennis in Kazakhstan. The partners who made this event possible include Kazakhstan Tennis Federation as the Official Partner, "Serik Tolybasy Kory" Private Fund as the General Partner, Parimatch as the General Sponsor, and First Brewery as the Gold Sponsor. The League partners comprised Florence, Anta, Cinemax, CR7, and SixSquad, while the official water supplier was Fahrenheit. Information partners of the tournament are, The Qazaqstan Monitor, Love Radio, Esquire, Sport Plus, and Tennis Digest.

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