GABORONE Botswana (Xinhua) --
Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) will
next week host the biggest tennis competition in the continent,
the African Nation Cup, featuring at least 13 countries.
which is being played in singles, doubles and team events,
starts on Nov. 5 at the national tennis center in the capital
Gaborone and ends Nov. 10.
in the tournament are hosts Botswana, South Africa, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Tunisia,
Madagascar, Comoros, Morocco, Gabon and the Democratic Republic
Each country is
allowed a maximum of 3 male and 3 female players.
However, Botswana as
host has been allowed to field 5 male and 5 female players.
The men’s singles
champion will pocket 1 800 U.S. dollars while the runner-up will
get 1,100 dollars.
The women’s singles
champion will on the other hand pocket 1,100 dollars while the
runner-up gets 750 dollars.
The male doubles
champion will get 600 dollars while the women’s doubles champion
will get 400 dollars.
Winners of the male
team event will get 2,400 dollars while winners of the women’s
team event will get 1,600 dollars.
The competition will
also carry International Tennis Federation ranking points.