23 April 2018
During 21-22 April 2018, as part of the official FTK calendar, the senior’s tournament “Tennis Arena 2018” was held, the first for the year. The winner was Përparim Veliu from Ferizaj, who before dozens of spectators and after a very challenging match, defeated Vërshim Hatipi 6:4 6:3 in the final.
In the semis, Përparim Veliu defeated the “Senior Player of 2017” - and the favourite for the tournament - Mejdi Rexhep 6:3 2:6 10:6; whereas Vërshim Hatipi defeated Philip Melish from the U.K. 6:1 7:6(1).
There were a total of 19 participants in the age group of 35+ with players originally divided into 4 groups in which they played using the Round Robin system. The first two from each group qualified for the quarterfinals at the elimination stage.
The tournament was organised by the tennis club “Tennis Arena” in Llapnasellë, with the matches played at the courts of Tennis Arena and Hotel Emerald.