Junior Tennis Tournament

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Ipoh Bug Junior Tennis League held their Junior Tennis Tournament on the first weekend of the recent school holidays.

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The tournament which was held at MBI’s tennis courts attracted 50 participants made up of 36 boys and 14 girls. The competition catered for the Under-10 and Under-14 categories.

(l-r) U14 winners Desmond Khong and Nur Aniess. U10 winners Mitsui and Sukirthi
(l-r) U14 winners Desmond Khong and Nur Aniess. U10 winners Mitsui and Sukirthi

The format of play was standard where the winners qualified to meet their next opponent. The twist here was that those who did not qualify went on to meet those with similar scores and were also eligible for a prize called the ‘Plate Event winners’.

Young Umpires and Coach Anthony Lourdes
Young Umpires. (right) Coach Anthony Lourdes

Tournament organiser Anthony Lourdes explained that the purpose of this strategy was to ensure the students could play more games. As for the player sitting out a match they were seen umpiring “so they will know the in’s and out’s of the game,” said Anthony.

Anthony also described the event as a family and community event. He explained that in this competition almost everyone helped out. The parents helped with the attendance, tallying of scores and getting ready for the next match while the children helped with the umpiring.

Could there be a Malaysian Champion here?
Could there be a Malaysian Champion here?

Not surprisingly the general comment overall was a good tournament and great weekend.

JAG