Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament

Sunday 25 November 2018 saw the 11th annual Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament. There was mass activity on the tennis courts with over 60 players participating over four age categories; 8 & Under, 11 & Under, 18 & Under and adults.

The day started with 8 & Under age group. They were grouped in a round-robin and all players played 6 matches each. The winners are:

1st – Sofia
2nd – Nathan
3rd – Ibitaz

The next age group had the highest entry. 20 players competed the 11 & Under age group. Due to the high entry all play was doubles. They played with the mini orange ball which aided a great spectacle of high quality rallies and tennis. The winners are:

1st – Rei & Nghia
2nd – Clavant & Emily
3rd – Kosuke & Mathias

Next up were the 18 & Under. Suddenly there was a real increase in pace and the ball was coming off the rackets like a rocket from these players! A mixture of singles and doubles was played in this age category and there was quite an age range as Grade 7’s were playing with and against Grade 11’s. The winners are:

1st – Nathan & Khoi
2nd – Gai & Hyeong
3rd – Soi

It was adults turn in the afternoon. The weather started to heat up and so did the tennis skills on offer. An excellent entry of 22 players included 5 players playing their first UNIS Hanoi Tennis event. They played doubles tie-break scoring to 15 points and after 3 rounds of play the top 8 scorers moved through to play semi-finals. Followed by final and 3rd/4th. The winners are:

1st – Akiko Fujii & Kotaro Takahasi
2nd – Chi Pho & Hung Lui
3rd – Ashish Malhotra & Kristoffer Schram

It was a wonderful day with loads of excellent tennis played. Well done and thank you to all participants.

If you would like to be involved in events like this or have interest in taking coaching classes at UNIS please contact Nick Firth – UNIS Tennis Academy Manager at tennisam@unishanoi.org

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