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Banquet held in honor of veteran tennis players

Photo from the event.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: Kuwait Tennis Federation held a dinner banquet in honor of the veteran Kuwaiti tennis players.

The banquet was organized under the auspices of the President of Kuwait and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It was attended by the Deputy President of Kuwait Tennis Federation Abdul-Samad Abbas Al-Busairi and other officials of the federation.

The event was aimed at honoring veteran tennis players who represented Kuwait in championships and official tournaments of the last three decades, most important of all, the annual international team tennis competition – the Davis Cup – in which they left clear prints of achievements for Kuwait for a long period of time.

Also present was the veteran American tennis coach Damian Sancilio who coached the Kuwait national team as well as the Kuwaiti Davis Cup team in the 1980s and 1990s until 2002, during which the Kuwaiti team realized several achievements in various arenas, especially among the GCC countries wherein they dominated most of the championships and also monopolized the Gulf Cup in the matches of all age groups.

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