Tamil Nadu Tennis Association will host the Chennai Open Challenger Tennis Tournament 2018 at Chennai from February 12 to 18 February next year.
“The tournament will be held at the SDAT Tennis Stadium at Nungambakkam,” said a Press note from TNTA. The Association of Tennis Professionals and All India Tennis Association have approved the event, it added.
The Chennai event, with an ATP Challenger status, will carry a prize money of US$ 50,000. The top Indian players and international stars are expected to participate.
TNTA president M A Alagappan said, “The tournament will benefit Indian players to improve their ranking and break into the top 100 in the world. With the support of the government of Tamil Nadu and Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) we hope to conduct it year after year.”