BMW Malaysian National Circuit 2013 LEG 2

Young Tennis Players compete in BMW Malaysian National Circuit – Leg Two (2) for Coveted Spot in the National Team

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5th March 2013 – Fresh off the excitement of Malaysia’s premier women’s tennis event – the BMW Malaysian Open; the BMW Malaysian National Circuit continues with leg two kicking off on the 6th to 10th March 2013 at Kompleks Tenis Tun Razak, Jalan Duta.  The first of the four-leg Circuit awarded the champions title to the talented Austin Karosi for Men’s Singles and Theiviya Selvarajoo for Women’s Singles on the 30th January 2013.

The BMW Malaysian National Circuit is an initiative in nurturing the development of future tennis players in Malaysia. The tournament series sees both Malaysian men and women from around the nation face off to win a spot at the main draw.

The tournament series host four legs structured as an Open competition and it consists of 128 singles and 64 teams for the doubles. Players aged 15 and above are eligible to participate in this knockout competition to win a prize purse of RM30,000 per leg.

BMW has a long-standing history in the sport of tennis around the world. In Malaysia, BMW is the title sponsor of the leading ladies professional tennis event in the country, the BMW Malaysian Open, a tournament sanctioned by the WTA Tour. Through the National Circuit, BMW Group Malaysia continues to drive and enhance the growth of the game from the grassroots up.

Dr. Gerhard Pils, CEO, BMW Group Malaysia said, “The BMW Malaysian National Circuit is a clear reflection of our commitment to the sport locally. We are focused on nurturing and harvesting young sportsmen and women especially in the game of tennis. As the world’s leading automotive brand, BMW is looking forward to being involved with more premier tennis events locally, as we do globally.”

The top 16 Malaysian players selected from all four legs of the National Circuit will compete against each other in the Masters to determine their Malaysian ranking and selection into the National Team for the following year.

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff, President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) said, “The BMW Malaysian National Circuit is a platform for young Malaysian talents to further realise their full potential. With the support of BMW Group Malaysia we have managed to successfully create promising local players to represent the country in the international arena.”

The National Circuit is a platform to groom and inspire budding local talent to represent Malaysia in the sport of tennis, locally and internationally. Events such as these will develop the country’s full potential in the game of tennis locally, regionally and internationally.