ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Tennis Complex (ITC) organised the Telenor-sponsored one-day Independence Day girls’ tennis festival here Sunday at the ITC under command of former Davis Cup coach Fazle Subhan and level-III coach Kamran Khalil. Around 150 girls from different schools and clubs have participated in from age-category of U-7 to U-19. Imperial school headmistress Raheela Asif along with other dignitaries and tennis lovers were also present there. Talking to The Nation, Subhan termed festival a success and said: “I was not expecting such a resounding response from the parents, schools and different clubs and I am really thankful to all. The main aim of conducting the camp was to provide Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) fresh grassroots level female talent, as we are experiencing great shortfall of females in tennis. There is an urgent need of paying attention towards ways and means to attract females towards learning and playing tennis.” “This programme was launched in April this year with the idea of promoting girls tennis, since than, a lot of free tennis camps were conducted in order to bring more participation in this particular sport,” Subhan concluded.