ZAMBIA Tennis Association Open championship, which begins this morning at the National Sports Development Centre in Lusaka, has attracted 48 entries.
Tournament director Teddy Chambisha said the tournament, which runs to April 1, had also brought former players and administrators back to the court.
Chambisha said the championship, which had 38 entries in the men's category and 10 in the women's, would have players playing for points towards the Top 8 Tennis tournament in November.
Zambia's top seed player, Edgar Kazembe, is currently leading the pack with 100 points, while Kombe Mabo stands at 57.
Nkumbu Chonya and Henry Banda have 25 points each.
Among the participants who have confirmed participation is Patrick Mufumbila and upcoming junior Ching Han.
Mufumbila is scheduled to play in the Gauteng Key Health Open Championship next week.
In the women's category, Miriam Zulu is seeded first while Fridah Sakala is the second seed player.
The winner of the four-day tournament would walk away with KR2,000 while the ladies winner would pocket KR1,200.
Meanwhile, the 2013 ZTA league opens on April 13.