Laos to send 5 tennis players to compete at 29th SEA Games

2017-03-22 06:39:25 GMT2017-03-22 14:39:25(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

VIENTIANE, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Lao Tennis Federation is selecting a squad to compete in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Malaysia in August.

Laos expects to send five players to the event, including four men and a woman. The list of players should be sent to the host country next week, according to the federation on Tuesday.

At present, the country is holding a tournament to select the qualifying players for the SEA Games. Each province has selected players and is sending them to compete in the final round of the tournament, which is scheduled to end next week.

Training will start as soon as possible after the completion of selection, with participation of a foreign coach, Lao Tennis Federation President Daovone Phachanthavong was quoted by local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday as saying.