The third edition of the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel national open tennis tournament began at the national tennis centre at Changlimithang in Thimphu yesterday.
Organised by the Bhutan Tennis Federation (BTF), 58 participants (42 men and 16 women) from across the country are taking part in the four-day tournament.
The participants will compete in four categories – men’s single, women’s single, veteran single and mixed lucky doubles.
As of yesterday, 12 matches have been played in different categories.
BTF’s vice president, Tshewang Jurme, said that sports could help contribute in addressing the country’s growing youth unemployment. “Our youth lack skill-based education and government should invest in the future of our youth.”
The tournament is being organised to promote healthy lifestyle and encourage youth in sports.