Students sparkle in SOP Tennis Competitions


DOHA, January 25 , 2019. The tennis competitions of the Schools Olympic Program  2019 got positive response from primary school students who made impressive performance on Thursday.​ The tournaments were marked by a high level of participation: 32 students are reported to have attended the event.

The duo Mohammed Akram Al Mutawa from Tunisian school and Mohammed Salem from Lebanese school have confidently qualified to the final match in the Tennis event in age category “10 and under 10 years old” after they had won over the opponents. Mohammed Akram beat Michael Antonios from the Lebanese school 10-3 and defeated Vishnu Belaji from Al Khor school 10-1 and then won over Karim Magdy from the Lebanese school 10-0.

In the girls competitions of the same category, student Sheiwan from Birla public school will lock horns against Habeeba Ali from Pak Shamaa school in the final match, following their deserving wins in the last four stage. Sheiwan beat Ahlaut from Birla school with a score of 10-4, meanwhile Habeeba Ali won Mariam Essam from Pak Shamaa school 10-7. Participants from Birla and Pak Shamaa schools will compete in final tournaments at the end of April.

SOP Tennis Championships are supported by Tennis Federation officials who spare no effort to spot new talents since the promising sportsmen could later on join Qatar Tennis Federation training centers.

The SOP is held annually as a collaborative effort of Qatar School Sports Federation (QSSF) and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with hundreds of student athletes competing from all over Qatar.

The SOP committee aims to spread a culture of sports throughout Qatar’s schools and to engage the entire community in active and healthy lifestyles while retaining local values and traditions.