Muscat: The Oman Tennis Association (OTA) has arranged a local training camp for Fatma Al Nabhani ahead of their participation in the forthcoming international tournaments.
The Omani tennis star has been training at the Hotel Shangri La since the beginning of January. The month-long training will continue till the end of the month when Fatma will start her participation in the international tournaments for 2016.
Fatma confirmed that she will be starting her new season in Scotland at the beginning of February.
“The training will continue till the end of this month after which I will leave for Scotland to take part in the Glasgow ITF Pro Circuit tournament,” Fatma told Times Sport on Tuesday.
The $10,000 ITF Pro Circuit tournament, the first of Aegon GB Pro-Series, is scheduled to take place from February 1 to 7, where Fatma (ITF ranking 381) is the third highest ranked player in the acceptance list for the main draw.
The other Aegon GB Pro-Series events are scheduled to take palce in Sunderland and Wirral from second week to the middle of February.
The domestic training camp is being conducted by German coach Patrick.
Fatma’s doubles partner Angelina Gabueva is also training at the camp.
Meanwhile, the Oman Tennis Association (OTA) in a statement said: “We have invited (Angelina) Gabueva for the camp to training along with Fatma.”
“Fatma will be taking part in ITF Pro Circuit tournaments with the aim of improving her ranking, to climb to 300 in the ladder,” the OTA statement said.
“That will hopefully help her enter the qualifying rounds of the Grand Slam tournaments and lead her to getting an invitation for the Rio Olympics,” the statement added.