Chin only J’can at Brazil ten­nis camp

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS -

Ja­maican ju­nior ten­nis player John Chin is now at a Brazil train­ing camp, hav­ing been in­vited by the South Amer­i­can Ten­nis Con­fed­er­a­tion (COSAT) to train with the Brazil Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion in Flo­ri­anapo­lis. He will be in Brazil un­til Satur­day.

Chin, 15 years old, was in­vited along with four other boys and five girls from Cen­tral Amer­ica and the Caribbean, based on their cur­rent in­ter­na­tional ju­nior rank­ing. He will join top ju­nior play­ers, aged 15-16, from Brazil and other South Amer­i­can coun­tries.

World-renowned high-per­for­mance coaches and for­mer worl­dranked pro­fes­sional play­ers from Brazil and Ar­gentina will be on hand for the one week in­ten­sive train­ing with the se­lected ju­niors. Pa­tri­cio Arnold, the High Per­for­mance Co­or­di­na­tor of the Brazil­ian Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion, is the head coach at the camp.


Chin, who spoke be­fore leav­ing for Brazil, said: “Train­ing in Brazil will give me a good op­por­tu­nity to learn more, get match play from some of the best guys in South Amer­ica, and, hope­fully, im­prove my game,”

Ten­nis Ja­maica’s pres­i­dent Aswad Mor­gan said: “We at Ten­nis Ja­maica are happy and proud that one of our promis­ing ju­niors re­ceived this in­vi­ta­tion. This is just an­other step to­wards the devel­op­ment of the game amongst our young­sters and to al­low them to get to a higher level in the sport. Our vi­sion of adding ten­nis to the list of sports be­ing rep­re­sented by Ja­maican ath­letes at the Olympics in the near fu­ture is in sync with the Ja­maica Olympic As­so­ci­a­tion. We wish Joey Chin well at this camp, and hope that he max­imises the ben­e­fits of this op­por­tu­nity.”

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