Bulat Utemuratov: “Tennis in Kazakhstan Is for All”

Bulat Utemuratov: “Tennis in Kazakhstan Is for All”

When Bulat Utemuratov joined the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, this organisation was in stagnation. Tennis players did not clearly show spectacular final results and officials did not know how to improve the present-day predicament. Utemuratov introduced o the KTF a contemporary method to placing and reaching targets which is made use of in business. Multi-faceted aim environment had to fundamentally alter the sluggish tide of the tennis existence in Kazakhstan.

Acquiring headed the Federation in 2007, Bulat Utemuratov voiced prolonged-expression strategies accepted by the International Tennis Federation. The primary one particular was to transform tennis into the mass activity. For this, it was important to operate in a few directions entirely: to produce an infrastructure, to train and guidance trainers, consider portion in competitions. They started off translating options into steps without hold off.

Tennis courts all above the country

As for every 2006, there were being 60 courts in four areas of Kazakhstan. Courts did not fulfill the necessities of intercontinental benchmarks and did not fulfill fundamental requirements of sportsmen. Less than the management of Utemuratov, design of courts in all oblast centers of the place commenced. Presently courts amounted to virtually 250. Contemporary tennis centers have been crafted in each individual of the 15 regions of Kazakhstan. These are amenities that meet all the specifications of the sporting activities infrastructure they can host competitions the two at the nationwide and globe stage.

The a short while ago opened tennis centre “Ace” in Almaty has 4 indoor and 6 out of doors courts with a total location of 8100 sq. metres with a “challenging” coating. All courts have lights that fulfills the requirements and requirements of global Tv broadcasting. The centre can host ATP Challenger tournaments in summer. The total of investments in the job, together with building, gear and landscaping, exceeded 5 million pounds.

Bulat Utemuratov believes that tennis infrastructure ought to be simple accessible and readily available on demand from customers, so the courts are currently being constructed inside walking distance from densely populated areas. So as coaching classes fee be reasonable – these are now ranging from 18-30 pounds per month for 12 sessions in the areas to 45 pounds in the cash. Quantity of folks prepared to have interaction in sports is developing geometrically: in 2007, just about 500 individuals were engaged in the lawn tennis, today – far more than 6000.

Programmes for young children as the basis for popularising sporting activities

In his role of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation head, Bulat Utemuratov pays distinctive consideration to kid’s sports activities. The “Tennis underneath 10” programme is a social task aimed at educating a new generation of athletes capable to defend the honour of the nation on the greatest environment tournaments. The major strategy of the programme is to begin the instruction course of action as early as attainable. It is for this explanation that the programme started to function in kindergartens in distinct locations of Kazakhstan. “Tennis below 10” unites 40 universities and 24 preschool establishments. The “Tennis beneath 10” programme is integrated in the ITF intercontinental programme Junior Tennis Initiative for little ones below 12 many years previous engaged in tennis. Bulat Utemuratov entirely funded this venture and competitions for the upcoming 3 yrs.

The 2nd substantial-scale programme for youngsters is the College Tennis Initiative. The job was launched in 2008. It is aimed at escalating the amount of tennis gamers across the nation by introducing tennis for young children aged 4-6 many years in preschools and 6-10 a long time in educational facilities by mini-tennis. Mini-tennis allows mastering the fundamentals of playing on the court in a enjoyment and leisure way, utilizing the video game approach in teaching.

Crew Kazakhstan Tennis Academy – foundry of champions

Workforce Kazakhstan job was introduced by the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation in 2008. The area of its activity is education and learning of potential countrywide team members in the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup. Entire funding is delivered by the KTF. In September 2008, the initial admission Workforce Kazakhstan students and coaching staff have been sent to the Gorin Tennis Academy, United states, to enhance their competencies. In 2009, Dutch skilled Eric van Harpen was invited as the head coach. In the same 12 months, a person of the world’s primary gurus, Pole Michislav Boguslavsky, joined the undertaking as the head mentor on the juniors human body-conditioning and normal sports teaching. Due to the fact then coaching camps were being held in the Bruguera Tennis Academy (Barcelona, Spain), Pro Environment Tennis Academy (Miami, United states of america), Gorin Tennis Academy (California, United states), Tennis Val Tennis Academy (Valencia, Spain).

Young athletes have previously shown great effects at worldwide and nationwide competitions. Amongst them, Gozal Ainitdinova, Dostanbek Tashbulatov, Timur Khabibullin.

The learners of the Group Kazakhstan Academy gained additional than 80 international tournaments, together with several Grand Prix. In 2017, the Kazakhstan group in the classification “below 12 yrs” became the champion of Central Asia. Kazakhstani tennis player Gozal Aynitdinova is the champion of Asia in the group “up to 14 many years”. Representatives of Kazakhstan’s tennis youth often consider prizes in Europe.

Victories, achievements, success

The Kazakhstan men’s crew has regularly entered the quarterfinal of the prestigious Davis Cup event, beating these eminent groups as the Czech Republic (2011), Austria (2013), Belgium (2014), Italy (2015) and then world champion Argentine in 2017 and returned to the Environment Group. In February 2018, a group of Kazakhstani tennis players early defeated the Swiss group and reached the quarterfinals of this prestigious tournament. In the Fed Cup, the women’s crew of Kazakhstan went into the playoffs 2 times.

About 40 intercontinental ITF, ITF futures, ITF Juniors, ATF and ATP Challenger tournaments get put in Kazakhstan each and every calendar year. The biggest tournament in Kazakhstan is the President’s Cup. This tournament is a portion of the ATP Challenger sequence, and the women’s event is in the ITF sequence. Also, Kazakhstan consistently hosted World Team Davis Cup and Fed Cup worldwide tournaments.