Something for everyone

This year's WTA Finals will feature a public engagement programme aimed specifically at cultivating an enduring tennis legacy in Singapore.

Titled "Advantage Singapore", it will include workshops at selected primary schools to educate pupils about the science and technology in tennis, while imparting sportsmanship values.

Training programmes will bolster skills such as playing techniques and an understanding of on-court protocol.

An expanded Fan Zone will also include appearances by tennis stars as well as interactive games suited to all age groups.

A first-ever gala event on Oct 30 will also celebrate the achievements of the professional women's tour's top players.

Sideshows such as the WTA Legends Classic, WTA Rising Stars and Future Stars tournaments will continue to feature in the 10-day extravaganza.

Said Sarah Clements, event promoter World Sport Group's vice-president of tennis (Asia): "The primary objective for the WTA Finals was to build an event that had something for everyone... we're absolutely revving it up in 2015."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2015, with the headline 'Something for everyone'. Print Edition | Subscribe