YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS
Rising stars among 11 recognised by Penang Sports Club
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Chan siblings Soon Keat, Li Ying and Yu Chi — aged 14, 12 and 10 years respectively — played in the Penang Schools Sports Council and the State Closed Junior Age Group tournaments.
At the national level, they played in the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia’s (LTAM) national junior circuits while at the international level, the siblings competed in the Malaysia Junior Tennis Circuit in Thailand, the ITF World Juniors in Bangkok and the Hat Yai 100Plus International Junior Tournament.
Vivek, 13 and Gautam, 10 also did the state proud as they too played in the Penang Schools and State Closed Junior Age Group tournaments.
At the national level, they played in the LTA of Malaysia’s national junior circuits while at the international level, the siblings competed in the Malaysia Junior Tennis Circuit.
Aqira Erin, 12, also played at the state, national and international levels. Ewe Chuen, Wen Lynn and Jia Ru the awards for the third consecutive year.
Meanwhile, PSC president Loo Choo Teng said the sixth and final installment to the state government for the 60-year land lease renewal premium would be settled by the end of March, thanking his predecessor Dr. S. Shankar and his committee for making it happen.
“I also take this opportunity to thank our beloved Head of State Tun, for his strong support for the renewal of the lease and we are also much obliged and grateful to our very understanding State Secretary Datuk Seri Farizan, who had put in a lot of effort and had a great hand in getting the lease approved from the state government.
“With the renewal, we are on firm ground to plan the refurbishment and development of the club. Phase one will be the construction of a new building with four badminton courts on the upper floor, while the ground floor will include a table tennis hall and children’s play area,” Loo said.
Loo said the ground floor would also consist of office space and other amenities, adding the estimated cost of the new complex was RM6 million and was expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.
Head of State Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas with Penang Sports Club’s most outstanding junior award winners in George Town recently.