Peter Goverde Tennis Tournament 2019

Calling on All Tennis Players!!

The 12th Annual Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament – Sunday November 24, 2019

If you’re a tennis player, you don’t want to miss out!!  The UNIS Tennis Courts will be full of tennis enthusiasts on Sunday, November 24 as players from the UNIS community gather to remember a former staff member, Mr. Peter Goverde. 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 2019 Peter Goverde Memorial Tennis Tournament will be divided into 2 portions:

  • Morning Session (08:00–13:00) for students
  • Afternoon Session (14:00–17:00) for adults

All play will be doubles (subject to numbers).

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:

  • K.2 – GR.2 – 8:00 – 9:00
  • GR.3 – GR.6 – 8:30 – 10:30
  • GR.7 – Gr.12 – 11:00 – 13:00

All student and adult players will enter individually and be paired with a variety of different players throughout the day in doubles.

You can register by going to Peter Goverde Tournament Registration

There is no entry fee for this event. Closing date for registration is end of the day on Wednesday, November 20 2019.

This tournament is open for UNIS community and the wider Hanoi community.

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

UNIS Hanoi APAC Tennis Varsity

On Wednesday 23rd October 2019 the UNIS varsity tennis team headed to the hosts Seoul Foreign School, Seoul, Korea to compete in the 2019 APAC tournament. This year 6 schools participated: SFS, HKIS, SSPD, ISB and Brent. The matches were played at the school campus but at three different sites, making use of the British School there too.

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 team round-robin where every school played against one another. The scoring was first to 8 games with sudden death deuces (at deuce nextpoint wins).

UNIS Hanoi started with a match against HKIS (Hong Kong). With it being first match it was a battle against opponent and nerves! We lost 0-7, some close 6-8 loses meant we were unlucky to not pick up some wins. Next we played the hosts SFS (Korea). Their home advantage told and both on their boys and girls sides were very strong. We lost this one 0-7. Our remaining match on day one was against another tough school ISB (Bejing) matches were at times close and long; but ultimately a 0-7 loss in this one.

Day 2 was an early start with another packed day of matches. We started with a match against Brent (Philippines). We were just unable to pick up the team win on this one losing 2-5, wins came from Dao and our boys doubles. Last up was SASPX (Shanghai) . We lost this match 0-7. 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 5th, with the singles 2 players joining the draw as well he finished 5th out of 12 . He was in fact very close to making the final had some key points gone better his way – he had match points against the runner-up. Big credit to Shern-Ern and ShinYoung who both managed to reverse loses against players in the knock-out rounds respectively. 

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 and boys event was won by  SFS. Overall fantastic event well organised by the host school SFS. Great experience for our players. We say thank you to our now ineligible Grade 12’s next year who move on with our best wishes. Nguyen Dao and ShinYoung Kim have competed in 4 APAC Tennis Championships for UNIS so fantastic credit to them. Big thanks to Taku Shiwa and Mayu Mori who also take their next steps from high school after this 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.

Team:

Boys Singles 1 – Nguyen Dao                                 Girls Singles 1 – Shernern Wang

Boys Singles 2 – Sohan D’Silva                               Girls Singles 2 – ShinYoung Kim

Boys Doubles – Taku Shiwa/Min Yong An               Girls Doubles – Mayu Mori/Marigrace Bishop

Mixed Doubles – Miki Takeshi/Do Hun An

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 elementary, middle and high school tennis sessions running throughout the week with additionally an adult community programme.

Yours,

Nick Firth 

(Tennis Academy Manager)
tennisam@unishanoi.org

What’s your plan in October Break? Join the UNIS Tennis Camp!

The UNIS Tennis Academy is hosting a Tennis Camp on 7-9 October for two age groups K2-G2 and G3-6

This 3 day camp aims to help student athletes to learn and improve their tennis techniques and skills. Join this great opportunity to be active with friends while enjoying some fun games. There will be competition and prizes.

SIGN UP NOW! Places are limited on the first come first served basis.

UNIS Hanoi Students: USD$50
Non-UNIS Hanoi Student: USD$60
Registration opens till Friday 4 October 2019

October Tennis Camp- Sign up now!

The UNIS Tennis Academy is hosting a Tennis Camp on 7-9 October for two age groups K2-G2 and G3-6

This 3 day camp aims to help student athletes to learn and improve their tennis techniques and skills. Join this great opportunity to be active with friends while enjoying some fun games. There will be competition and prizes.

SIGN UP NOW! Places are limited on the first come first served basis.

UNIS Hanoi Students: USD$50
Non-UNIS Hanoi Student: USD$60
Registration opens till Friday 4 October 2019

Come and Try Tennis Day

Where:            UNIS Hanoi Tennis Courts
When:             Sunday 25 August 2019
Time:              9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Entry Cost:     FREE of charge
Register by:   Thursday 22 August 2019

Save the Date and invite your friends! UNIS Hanoi Tennis Academy is hosting a Come and Try Tennis Day on Sunday 25 August for adults and children.

Never played tennis? Played years ago? Experienced tennis player? Doesn’t matter! Everyone is welcome to come and meet our tennis pro, Nick to find out more about tennis lessons, social tennis and fun fitness activities like cardio tennis.

All equipment will be provided. Please e-mail Nick at Tennisam@unishanoi.org for more information

Register NOW!  UNIS Hanoi Come & Try Tennis Day

Racquet Sports Summer Programme

UNIS Hanoi is pleased to offer a specialised Racquet Sports Summer Programme from 17-18 June. Led by the Tennis Academy staff, these two weeks gives players opportunity to try: tennis, badminton and table tennis, work on their skills and play matches in these sports.

The racquet sports programme caters to all levels of play. Kids that are new to the sport will be introduced to the basic techniques of groundstrokes and underhand shots, overhead strokes and footwork, in order to play half court and full court singles. Doubles rules and positioning will also be introduced. More advanced players will have the opportunity to learn more complex shots and the strategies and tactics of the sports all in a ‘play the game’ based approach. Each day will consist of game situations, technical/tactical coaching, match-play and other fun individual and team games.

For more information and registration please visit Racquets Summer Programme Registration

Racquet Sports Summer Programme

UNIS Hanoi is pleased to offer a specialised Racquet Sports Summer Programme from 17-18 June. Led by the Tennis Academy staff, these two weeks gives players opportunity to try: tennis, badminton and table tennis, work on their skills and play matches in these sports.

The racquet sports programme caters to all levels of play. Kids that are new to the sport will be introduced to the basic techniques of groundstrokes and underhand shots, overhead strokes and footwork, in order to play half court and full court singles. Doubles rules and positioning will also be introduced. More advanced players will have the opportunity to learn more complex shots and the strategies and tactics of the sports all in a ‘play the game’ based approach. Each day will consist of game situations, technical/tactical coaching, match-play and other fun individual and team games.

For more information and registration please visit Racquets Summer Programme Registration

Adult Wimbledon Themed Social Tennis Tournament 2019

Saturday 20 April 2019 saw UNIS Tennis Academy host its 2nd (now annual) Adult Wimbledon Themed Social Tennis Tournament. A superb maximum number sign-up of 24 players played in very testing; hot and humid conditions. Keeping with Wimbledon tradition players were asked to wear predominantly white, strawberries and cream were served as snacks throughout the event.

After three great rounds of tennis the quarter-finalists were formed. From then we played knockout and final positions were determined:

Winners: Pamela Thompson & Jacques Antin

2nd Place: Ulla Camara & Trinh Nguyen

3rd Place: Tracy Matic & Pho Nguyen

In the evening most of the participants headed for dinner and drinks which was a lovely way to cool down and socialise after the days play.

If you are interested in playing tennis matches why not join the social tennis sessions at UNIS Hanoi?

  • Wednesday’s 7:00 – 9:00 pm (led by Nick),
  • Saturday’s 4:00- 6:00 pm
  • and Sunday’s 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Contact Nick at tennisam@unishanoi.org for more information on these and other tennis sessions offered by UNIS Tennis Academy.

Wimbledon themed Adult Tennis Tournament

Limited places left to be part of the Wimbledon themed Adult Tennis Tournament. Register now!

Wimbledon Themed Adult Tennis Social Tournament
Saturday 20 April 2019, 13:00- 16:00
UNIS Ha Noi Tennis Courts
Entry Fee: 300,000 VND (payable on or before the day)
Places are limited:   Registration Now
Wear predominantly – White Clothing (as seen at Wimbledon)
Strawberries and Cream Available as Refreshments
Adults Only
Enter individually, you will change partners throughout tournament until knockout stage
If enough interest; Dinner & Drinks to follow in evening – venue to be confirmed (Tay Ho area, at players own charge)

If you have any questions please contact Nicholas Firth  at tennisam@unishanoi.org

We look forward to your participation.

Wimbledon Themed Adult Tennis Social Tournament

Dear All,

Last year’s winners of this great fun event were Christine Olga & An Quang Hieu. Who has what it takes to win this year in UNIS’s own special Wimbledon themed Adult Tennis Event?!!!!

Wimbledon Themed Adult Tennis Social Tournament
Saturday 20 April 2019, 13:00- 16:00
UNIS Ha Noi Tennis Courts
Entry Fee: 300,000 VND (payable on or before the day)
Places are limited:   Registration Now
Wear predominantly – White Clothing (as seen at Wimbledon)
Strawberries and Cream Available as Refreshments
Adults Only
Enter individually, you will change partners throughout tournament until knockout stage
If enough interest; Dinner & Drinks to follow in evening – venue to be confirmed (Tay Ho area, at players own charge)

If you have any questions please contact Nicholas Firth  at tennisam@unishanoi.org

We look forward to your participation.

Tie-Break 10’s Singles Tennis Tournament

Join the latest upcoming UNIS Tennis Academy Event!!

Where:            UNIS Hanoi Tennis Courts
When:             Saturday 23rd March 2019
Time:              1:00 pm – 4:00pm
Registration:   Closes Wednesday 20th March at 9 pm

Format currently being launched and played by professional players
Short, fast matches – first to 10 points
For ALL players, suits players who are hesitant to play singles
Register NOW! Places are limited!

Enter Now via this page NOW! Tie-Break 10’s Singles

UNIS Hanoi Met St Paul for Junior Tennis Matches

Saturday February 23 saw the latest junior tennis matches played between St Paul’s school and UNIS Ha Noi.

We were just about beating the wet weather and thanks to our operations staff assistance the tennis courts were playable. In 2 hours of play over 30 matches were completed with UNIS Hanoi winning more than 80% of the matches. Well done to the Middle and High school students involved.

There will be another event similar to this one in March so we look forward to that.

Tennis Adult Tournament

Saturday February 16, 2019 saw UNIS Tennis Academy run their latest Adult Tournament Event. Another full sign-up meant 24 adult players with mixture of UNIS staff, family and the wider Hanoi Community playing. The format was enter with partner of your choice and we played round-robin groups followed by quarter finals where the event became knock-out.

Some great tennis played by all. Congratulations and below are the results:

1st – The Anh & Nghia
2nd – Akiko Fuji & David Bennett
3rd – Trinh & Hieu

Don’t miss the UNIS Tennis Academy ‘Come and Try Tennis Day’ this Sunday (February 24, 2019). Day is split into two sessions 9.00-11.00 and 16.00-18.00. More details and registration here

If you are interested in playing in fun events like this or playing tennis in the UNIS Tennis Academy Programme, please visit UNIS Tennis Academy or contact UNIS Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at tennisam@unishanoi.org

Try Tennis Open Day – Sunday, February 24

Save the date and invite your friends! UNIS Hanoi Tennis Academy is hosting a Try Tennis Open Day on Sunday, February 24 for adults and children.

Never played tennis? Want to improve your game? Everyone is welcome to come hit some balls and meet our tennis Pro Nick, to find out more about lessons, social tennis, and fun fitness activities like Cardio Tennis.

All equipment provided and this event is open to the Hanoi community. Please register at http://www.unishanoi.org/tennisopenday, or email tennisam@unishanoi.org for more information.

UNIS Hanoi Tennis Champion!!

Grade 2 UNIS student Gabriel played in the Junior Xcite Tennis Tournament last Sunday (27 January 2019). A big congratulations to Gabriel as he won his Under 8 age group and also played an age group up Under 10 and won that too! Great form from one of UNIS Tennis Academies rising stars. Gabriel has been playing with UNIS Tennis Academy for a year now and currently attends three classes a week. His mother – Katya; also attends the Adult Social Tennis classes weekly on Wednesday evenings.
If you are interested in playing tennis with juniors like Gabriel, adults like Katya or other players in your age group, please contact UNIS Tennis Academy Manager – Nick Firth at tennisam@unishanoi.org.