Shamil Tarpischev: Caucasus is perfect place to play tennis

The situation in the Caucasus, both North and South, currently is one of the most favorable for the development of tennis, the President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev, told Vestnik Kavkaza, stressing that first of all it requires the interest of local authorities.

"Since the sport itself implies year-round play, it is more favorable to develop tennis in the climatic conditions of the Caucasus, of course, now the economic situation is not so good, but the republics of the North Caucasus have not only prospects, but also quite certain expectations of the results," he noted/

"The main problem is that the popularity of tennis in the North Caucasian Federal District is low. Today, there is a system of priority sports in the republics, and there was no subjects from the NCFD among our 24 priority centers, since none of the authorities expressed interest," Shamil Tarpishchev added.

At the same time, there are enough practice courts for tennis players in the South Caucasus, as well as in Central Asia. "I opened a tennis center in Baku. I played and conducted training for a long time in Uzbekistan, Dushanbe, in Armenia's Tsaghkadzor. In Georgia, we held the strongest tournaments at 'Dynamo'," the president of the Russian Tennis Federation recalls.

Shamil Tarpishchev has a special relationship with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, known for his attention to sports. "In the 60s and 70s, the tournament of the strongest tennis players of the USSR was held in the Azerbaijan SSR. Now the Speaker of the Milli Majlis Oktay Asadov is the president of the Azerbaijani Tennis Federation. I have visited him several times, we discussed the development of our sport. Baku every ear holds the international tournament with participation of Russian players, and I often ask wildcards as an exchange option, with invitation of the Azerbaijani tennis players to participate in Russian tennis tournaments," he said.

Shamil Tarpishchev highly appreciated the level of holding international competitions in Azerbaijan. "I was at the First European Games in Baku  from beginning to end and I can say that the tournament was organized perfectly. Soon the republic will host the next Islamic Solidarity Games. I think that such symbolic events unite people and improve the attitude towards the inhabitants of the country, hosting the tournament. So this is only for good," the president of the Russian Tennis Federation concluded.

1520 views

Read on the subject


More Azerbaijan News

AURA rhythmic gymnastics open chionship held in Baku

AURA rhythmic gymnastics open championship held in Baku

AURA rhythmic gymnastics open championship was held in Baku today in the START sports and entertainment complex. 60 young gymnasts have participated in the competition. …

Weather to get worse in Azerbaijan

Weather to get worse in Azerbaijan

There will be a snowfall in Azerbaijan tomorrow, country's National Department of Hydrometeorology reported. The air temperature on Absheron peninsula at night will reach 8-11, while in the daytime - 14-17 degrees. As for Baku, the …

Baku to host 1st Azerbaijani-Arab business forum

Baku to host 1st Azerbaijani-Arab business forum

Baku will host the first Azerbaijani-Arab business forum in October, said Elshan Rahimov, chairman of the “Cooperation of Azerbaijan and Arab countries” Public Association, AzerNews reported. Rahimov made …

Azerbaijan’s SOCAR boosts oil, gas output in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan’s SOCAR boosts oil, gas output in Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan’s state-run oil company SOCAR will produce another 43,800 tons of oil and around 3.65 million cubic meters (129 million cubic feet) of gas per year after it commissioned a new well on the Guneshli offshore field. As …

Three reasons why French far-right follows in Aganbegyan#039s footsteps

Three reasons why French far-right follows in Aganbegyan's footsteps

Marine Le Pen wants to annex Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia

Shamil Tarpischev: Caucasus is perfect place to play tennis

Shamil Tarpischev: Caucasus is perfect place to play tennis

The situation in the Caucasus, both North and South, currently is one of the most favorable for the development of tennis, the President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev, told Vestnik Kavkaza, stressing that …

Mikhail Baskhanov: London mostly interested in Azerbaijan

Mikhail Baskhanov: London mostly interested in Azerbaijan

Among the South Caucasus countries, the United Kingdom is mostly interested in Azerbaijan in terms of developing economic and political relations, Doctor of History, Member of the UK's Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Mikhail …

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

Vugar Gashimov chess memorial opens in Shamkir

The Vugar Gashimov Memorial opened today in Azerbaijan. It will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir. Among the participants are the 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, a recent contender for the title …

Italy court revokes order that halted work on TAP pipeline

Italy court revokes order that halted work on TAP pipeline

An Italian court has revoked an order that had halted work to remove olive trees from the pathway of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a lawyer involved in the case said. Opposition from the local town council and the regional …

Baku to host Street Food Festival

Baku to host Street Food Festival

The Street Food Festival will be held in Baku on May 19-21.   More than 20 local cafés and restaurants come together in the ancient part of Baku - the Old City to offer unique recipes of street food. The …

more Azerbaijan News