Outstanding performances by Kuwaitis at Kuwait Int’l Champ’ships

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Hussein Al-Shatti and Yaqoub Muhamma with Faleh Al-Otaibi

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10: Kuwait’s national tennis talents, Hussein Al-Shatti and Yaqoub Muhammad, added another prestigious accolade to the country’s tennis legacy by securing first place and the gold medal in the doubles category at the 23rd Kuwait International Tennis Championship for junior male and female players (J30 ZAHRA). The tournament concluded just two days ago on the courts of the Kuwait Tennis Federation at the International Tennis Complex, featuring 57 players from 20 different countries.

In the electrifying doubles final, the Kuwaiti pair, comprised of Hussein Abdul-Rida Al-Shatti and Yaqoub Yousef Muhammad, displayed exceptional skill as they triumphed over their opponents, Mars Argun (from Turkey) and Pietro Ferno (from Italy), with a score of 6/3 and 7/5 in a closely contested match.
Furthermore, the Kuwaiti national tennis star clinched second place and the individual silver medal in the competition, following a hard-fought final against Germany’s Mars Botbecker, where the scoreline ended at 6/1 and 7/5.

The final matches and the subsequent awarding of titles were graced by the presence of key figures, including Ali Hayat, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Tennis Federation, Abdul Redha Al-Gharib, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Faleh Al-Otaibi, the Secretary-General.

Following the conclusion of this remarkable tournament, which received supervision from the International Tennis Federation, Kuwait has eagerly launched another similar event, the 24th Kuwait International Tennis Championship for junior male and female players (J30 ALZAHRA), set to continue until the 15th of this month.

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