Shamil Tarpishchev: “We need to create favourable conditions for staging ATP and WTA tournaments in Sochi”

President of the Tennis Federation (RTF), a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Shamil Tarpischev and Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev discussed the possibility of establishing a full-fledged, year-round Sochi tennis academy for top Russian players.

“It would be nice to create a full-fledged Sochi tennis academy, which would have been used by the Russia’s leading players all year round, – the Press Service quotes the RTF President. We have already negotiated many points with Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev. Last Saturday we met with vice-governor Nikolai Doluda. We discussed all issues related to the base. So that the process has been launched. We have voiced our proposals and now we are waiting for a response. Ideally we need to create favourable conditions for staging ATP and WTA tournaments of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in Sochi”.