Preparatory work on improvements to the tennis courts will start from the beginning of December and be completed by mid-January 2012, which will allow players arriving early from the Australian Open to practice on the newly prepared tennis courts. The Dusit Thani Hotel has 4 tennis courts, 3 of which are used for matches and 1 court is set aside solely for practice. An additional 2 practice courts are located nearby at the Montien Hotel.
Geoffrey Rowe, Tournament Director of the PTT Pattaya Open, (left) inspects the tennis courts at the Dusit Thani Pattaya in preparation for the 2012 event being held from 5–12 February.
The PTT Pattaya Open, which was voted “Tournament of the Year” in 2010, is entering its 21st year on the WTA Tour and is the longest running women’s tennis tournament in Asia.