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Entries invited for tennis competition of Masters Games

     The Masters Games 2010/11, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held between June 2010 and January 2011. Enrolment for the tennis competition will start from tomorrow (March 26). Sports enthusiasts aged 35 or above are invited to participate in this territory-wide Games.

     The Master Games is held every two years. This year, there will be competitions in six sports - tennis, table tennis, tai chi, swimming, badminton and distance run.

     A spokesman for the department said,"The Masters Games places more emphasis on the participation in and enjoyment of sports rather than winning prizes. By providing opportunities for those aged 35 or above to compete against people of similar ages, we hope to sustain their interest in sports."

     "The Masters Games is also aimed at encouraging participants to actively involve in the sports volunteer services so as to help promote sports activities to the community. To this end, LCSD will arrange interested participants to act as umpires in the preliminary rounds of some of the competition events," he added.

     Details of the competition events are as follows:

Events         Enrolment Dates    Event Dates

Tennis         March 26 to        June 12 - 30
                 April 7
Table Tennis   May 27 to          August 14 - 22
                 June 7
Tai Chi        June 18 - 29       September 5 and 12
Swimming       June 18 - 29       September 19
Badminton      July 22 to         October 10 - 31
                 August 2
Distance Run   October 22 to      January 16 (2011)
                 November 2

     Participants will be selected by balloting if enrolment exceeds quota.  Enrolment forms and prospectuses are available at District Leisure Services Offices of LCSD and can be downloaded from the department's web site:

     Completed enrolment forms should be submitted to any District Leisure Services Office or any recreational and sports venues with Leisure Link services, or mail to the Major Events Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 2/F, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters, 1-3 Pai Tau Street, Shatin, New Territories. Moreover, e-submission of enrolment form can be made on the webpage of the Masters Games.

     For enquires, please call 1823 / 2601 7672.

Ends/Thursday, March 25, 2010


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