UNIS Tennis Academy Winter Camp

UNIS Tennis Academy ran a 3 day winter tennis camp from 17 December 2018. In perfect weather conditions 12 UNIS Hanoi students learnt and practiced their tennis skills in a fun environment. We had fitness, racket skills, rallying, competitions and match play all included. Coaches Mr Pho and Mr Nick described the camp as a great success.

UNIS Tennis Academy would like to wish everyone a fantastic year ahead.

If your an adult or child who’s interested in joining the UNIS Tennis Academy programme in 2019 please get in touch with Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at tennisam@unishanoi.org

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

Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – Register now!

Register now to join the 11th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament
Sunday, 25 November, 2018

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out! The UNIS Hanoi tennis courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, 25 November as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. Ten years ago the inaugural tournament was held, as UNIS Hanoi recognised and remembered Peter, a truly special PE teacher who passed away in the late summer of 2009. Peter brought the passion of tennis to the students of UNIS Hanoi and loved to play the game of tennis with everyone and anyone!  He is missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him and this event is held in his memory.

A limited number of places will be available in each of the divisions.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no entry fee for this event. A waiting list will be established and if openings do become available and we will contact those who are next in line. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Tuesday, 20 November, 2018. This tournament is prioritised for the UNIS community, but registration is extended to the wider Hanoi community.

The 2018 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning Session (08:00–12:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (13:00–16:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers). UNIS community members are encouraged to come out to enjoy a fun day of tennis.  If there are heavy rains on Sunday morning, the tournament will be rescheduled.

The format and further details will be given closer to the event.  Students will play in 3 separate divisions:

  • Kindergarten 2 – Grade 2:  8.00 – 9.00 am
  • Grades 3 – 6:  8.30 – 10.00 am
  • Grades 7 – 12: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Adults will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the afternoon in doubles.

(UNIS Hanoi Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2017)

 

We look forward to your participation and an enjoyable day of tennis!  

Regards,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager

Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – 25 November

Calling on All Tennis Players!!

The 11th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament
Sunday, 25 November, 2018

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out! The UNIS Hanoi tennis courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, 25 November as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. Ten years ago the inaugural tournament was held, as UNIS Hanoi recognised and remembered Peter, a truly special PE teacher who passed away in the late summer of 2009. Peter brought the passion of tennis to the students of UNIS Hanoi and loved to play the game of tennis with everyone and anyone!  He is missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him and this event is held in his memory.

The 2018 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning Session (08:00–12:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (13:00–16:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers). UNIS community members are encouraged to come out to enjoy a fun day of tennis.  If there are heavy rains on Sunday morning, the tournament will be rescheduled.

The format and further details will be given closer to the event.  Students will play in 3 separate divisions:

  • Kindergarten 2 – Grade 2:  8.00 – 9.00 am
  • Grades 3 – 6:  8.30 – 10.00 am
  • Grades 7 – 12: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Adults will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the afternoon in doubles.

REGISTER NOW: Peter Goverde Sign-up

(UNIS Hanoi Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2017)

A limited number of places will be available in each of the divisions.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no entry fee for this event. A waiting list will be established and if openings do become available and we will contact those who are next in line. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Tuesday, 20 November, 2018.

This tournament is prioritised for the UNIS community, but registration is extended to the wider Hanoi community.

We look forward to your participation and an enjoyable day of tennis!  

Regards,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager

APAC Tennis Varsity Team 2018

On Wednesday 17 October 2018 the UNIS Hanoi varsity tennis team headed to the hosts Canadian Academy School, Kobe, Japan to compete in the APAC tournament. This year 6 schools participated: HKIS, SFS, SSPD, CA and WAB. The matches were played off the school site and an outdoor venue with Savannah grass courts.

The teams consisted of 5 boys, 5 girls. 2 of each gender played singles, a girls and boys doubles and finally a mixed doubles. The format began with round-robin where every school played against one another. The scoring was first to 8 games with sudden death deuces (at deuce next point wins)

Team:
Boys Singles 1 – Nguyen Dao
Boys Singles 2 – Gai Osasawara
Boys Doubles – Kevin Rayan/ Jacob Ybarra
Girls Singles 1 – Serena Mohanty
Girls Singles 2 – Shenern Wang
Girls Doubles – Mayu Mori/ShinYoung Kim
Mixed Doubles – Miki Takeshi/Taku Shiwa

UNIS Hanoi started with a match against SFS (Korea). With it being first match it was a battle against opponent and nerves! We lost 1-6, our win coming from our boys doubles. We lost our remaining matches on day one 2-5 vrs SASPD (very creditable wins for Serena and Dao) and 1-6 against WAB.

Day 2 was an early start with another packed day of matches. We started with a match against the strongest school HKIS. Despite some valiant efforts we were unable to pick up any wins and lost 0-7. Next up was the hosts CA. We won this match 5-2. Wins coming from; Dao, Gai, Jacob & Kevin, Serena and Miki and Taku. This match completed the six school round-robin and then depending on your placings the first two days was where you were seeded as we went into the individual competition.

Final day (3) and by now everyone is playing their respective individual event. Nguyen Dao had our highest individual placing just missing out on a medal coming 4th. He was in fact very close to making the final had some key points gone better his way. Ultimately the competition was extremely good and it’s good to be aware of the level and standards we wish to aspire too.

The finals produced excellent tennis to watch, girls event was won by WAB and boys event HKIS. Overall fantastic event well organized by the host school CA. Great experience for our players with Jacob being our only senior and therefore ineligiable next year. Some of our players now have 2/3 yrs experience so that will hold us in good stead. We know we have to practice more often and play more matches so hopefully that’s something we can commit to all year round now.

Should you be interested in trying out for the APAC team (Grade 9-12) or interested in playing/starting tennis please contact me. We have high school tennis sessions running throughout the week with a choice of coaching or matchplay sessions

See you on court,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager
Tennisam@unishanoi.org

Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – 25 November

Calling on All Tennis Players!!

The 11th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament
Sunday, 25 November, 2018

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out! The UNIS Hanoi tennis courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, 25 November as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. Ten years ago the inaugural tournament was held, as UNIS Hanoi recognised and remembered Peter, a truly special PE teacher who passed away in the late summer of 2009. Peter brought the passion of tennis to the students of UNIS Hanoi and loved to play the game of tennis with everyone and anyone!  He is missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him and this event is held in his memory.

The 2018 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 parts:

  • Morning Session (08:00–12:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (13:00–16:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers). UNIS community members are encouraged to come out to enjoy a fun day of tennis.  If there are heavy rains on Sunday morning, the tournament will be rescheduled.

The format and further details will be given closer to the event.  Students will play in 3 separate divisions:

  • Kindergarten 2 – Grade 2:  8.00 – 9.00 am
  • Grades 3 – 6:  8.30 – 10.00 am
  • Grades 7 – 12: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Adults will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the afternoon in doubles.

REGISTER NOW: Peter Goverde Sign-up

(UNIS Hanoi Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2017)

A limited number of places will be available in each of the divisions.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no entry fee for this event. A waiting list will be established and if openings do become available and we will contact those who are next in line. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Tuesday, 20 November, 2018.

This tournament is prioritised for the UNIS community, but registration is extended to the wider Hanoi community.

We look forward to your participation and an enjoyable day of tennis!  

Regards,

Nick Firth
UNIS Tennis Academy Manager

Junior Tennis Tournament

On Sunday 14 October 2018 five of our Varsity team players took to the courts at Cau Dien in Hanoi for a junior tournament. This was ideal practice for our up-coming APAC event. Players travelled some distances to play in these events and the playing level was very high. Congratulations to our Grades 9-11 players Gai, Serena, Taku, Shern-Ern and Siwan.

Junior Team Challenge Tennis Tournament

Last Saturday 29th September saw UNIS Hanoi’s first Junior Team Challenge Tennis Tournament. We had 8 & Under playing indoors in the Sports Centre and 11 & Under playing outside on the courts. Both age groups played this great format where players were split into ‘Team Federer’ or ‘Team Nadal’. Everybody had 5 singles matches and two doubles matches. The UNIS Varsity Team were on hand to assist with scoring which meant players could really concentrate on their game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big congratulations to all 18 players involved who are already looking forward to the next major UNIS Tennis Academy event, the Peter Goverde memorial tournament on 25th November 2018. Further details and registration will be released soon for this event.

If you are interested in joining these fun events and UNIS Tennis Academy please contact UNIS Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at Tennisam@unishanoi.org

UNIS Varsity Tennis Trip to Patana School

On Saturday 15 September 2018 UNIS Varsity Tennis Team travelled on their now annual event trip to Patana School, Bangkok. The idea was was to get some challenging match practice towards APAC 2018. That we did as we played a tri-angular challenge matches against Patana and St Andrews School Bangkok.

Most pleasingly UNIS Hanoi players showed vast improvement from last year with many superb performances resulting in many more match wins. Gai Ogasawara finished the weekend unbeaten in his singles matches. Lots of belief for the team to take forward as we continuing preparations for the APAC Tennis event which is in Japan this year beginning 18 October 2018.

Nick Firth
Tennis Academy Manager