November Update — Tennis

By Su

At Thanyapura we open doors to becoming a better tennis player. Read more…

Junior Talent on the Rise: James Van Herzeele

james-van-herzeele-novWhile he was hitting balls with Maria Sharapova last month, she said, “WOW where did you come from?!” Her coaches were also blown away by his raw talent.

James Van Herzeele, our sponsored junior, won the PTT Junior Master Cup 2014 for Under 12 at Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok held on November 8-14.

Way to go James!

New! Tennis Tutor Shotmaker® Ball Machine

Thanyapura has recently acquired a brand-new Tennis Tutor Shotmaker® Ball Machine. The Shotmaker® is a top-of-the-line professional ball machine that allows you to vary the speed, frequency, trajectory, direction and spin of the shots coming your way. Its power and versatility will challenge players at any level, including professionals.

This machine is the ultimate practice partner and provides a great workout when you don’t have access to a playing partner.

Machine rental is 1000 Baht per hour (Rack Rate).

New! Friday Morning Tennis Clinic

We have added a Friday Morning Tennis Clinic to our regular weekly schedule due to the ever-growing popularity of our current Tennis Clinics. The new Friday morning class “Successful Doubles” will be held from 8:30-10am on Friday mornings.

This class will allow you to work on necessary skills to improve your understanding of optimum doubles positioning, serving and returning placement strategies, etc., to help you to become a more successful doubles player and enjoy the game more. Much of the class time will be allocated to actual doubles gameplay to put your newfound knowledge in action.

PBI Tennis Professional Miguel Lopez will be your instructor.

Women’s ITF Tennis Results

Irina RAMIALISONThanyapura recently hosted two consecutive weeks of Women’s ITF $15,000 Tennis Events. Irina Ramialison of France played her way through the draws to become the winner of both tournaments. It was impressive to watch her improve in each match, battling and showing determination and spirit.

We have tentatively scheduled our next set of ITF Events for July.

SuperKidz Junior Tennis Tournament A Great Success

SuperKidz Tennis pic

On November 15-16 Thanyapura Tennis hosted one of our annual SuperKidz Tennis Events. This tournament enabled the participants to play plenty of matches with a variety of opponents.

This tournament would not have been possible without the efforts of our Director of Sports Events, Khun Virapol, and our Thanyapura Tennis Coaches, Khun Touch and Khun Ball and their ability to organize such a smoothly run Tennis Tournament.

Congratulations to the following players:

Boys U8
*Vachiravit – Winner
Vincent – Runner-Up
Yaroslav – 2nd Runner-UpBoys U10
*Tinnapat – Winner
Julian – Runner-Up
Chanat – 2nd Runner-Up

Boys U12
*Lerdchai – Winner
Denis – Runner-Up
Nachaiyanun – 2nd Runner-Up

Boys U14
*Kevin – Winner
Louka – Runner-Up
Raphiphat – 2nd Runner-Up

Boys U18
*Phoom – Winner
Sirivit – Runner-Up
Kantiphat – 2nd Runner-Up

Girls U10
*Jomkwan – Winner
Supanit – Runner-Up
Amelia/Pichamon – 2nd Runner-UpGirls U15
*Rema – Winner
Mattu – Runner-Up
Cosi/Annalis – 2nd Runner-Up

*Winners were awarded the opportunity to attend a PBI Tennis Camp on November 28-30th.

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