Players have begun trickling in for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournament set to begin with qualifiers at the Harare Sports Club this weekend.
The tennis fraternity is bracing up for three ITF events to be held at Harare Sports Club with players as far as Brazil, India, France and the United States set to brace the three tourneys.
Zimbabwe Davis Cup player Tadiwa Chinamo is one of the players preparing for competition at Harare Sports Club.
Egyptian player Akram El Sallaly is also gearing up for competition proper, emphasising the hard work of trying to acclimatise to different conditions.
The first of three ITF events lined up for Harare Sports Club begins with qualifiers this Saturday and Sunday after which a main draw will be conducted.
First round action is slated to begin on Monday and Benjamin Lock is one of the players that will carry the country’s hopes.
On 443 on the ITF placings, Lock is the second highest ranked player.
South Africa’s Nicholas Scholtz who is placed 8 places above Lock is the highest ranked player and will be among those vying for the title in the first leg.