Please be informed that all the players who want to participate in ATF LTAT U/14 circuit 1-5 have to register via IPIN at www.itftennis.com/IPIN.
TOYOTA ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
3 – 8 DECEMBER 2012
After a four-year break, the Toyota Asian Championships returned to crown Jeong Souk Young and Wongteanchai Varatchaya its men’s and women’s champions at the National Tennis Development Centre in Bangkok.
The tournament, held from December 3-8 with the purpose of creating opportunities for Asian players to compete at international level, featured 78 players from 13 Asian nations including Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan.
Fifth-seeded Jeong of Korea, Republic navigated the 48-strong men’s draw without dropping a set, beating top seed and world No. 214 Chen Ti of Chinese Taipei 76(3) 63 in the final to claim the Kings’s trophy.
World No. 287 Wongteanchai, who has won three titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit, defeated Thai compatriot Luksika Kumkhum 64 64 to take the women’s Queen’s trophy, also without conceding a set.
Both winners were handed wildcards into 2013 tour-level events for their efforts, with Jeong set to compete in next September’s ATP Thailand Open, and Wongteanchai due to participate in February’s WTA Pattaya Open.
Kumkhum made amends for her defeat in the women’s singles final by partnering Thai compatriot Plipuech Peangtarn to a 63 64 victory over Uzbekistan’s Nigina Abduraimova and Sabina Sharipova. The top seeds also clinched the title in the men’s doubles, with Chinese Taipei’s Peng Hsien Yin and Lee Hsin Han defeating countrymen Ti Chen and Tsung-Hua Yang 76(4) 76(1).
The six-day event, televised on National Sports Channel QF, was revived by the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) largely due to the clear benefits the competition brings its participants. In addition to the total prize fund of US $120,000, the event provided a platform for players to test their talents on the international stage, develop their regional identity and increase their prospects of gaining sponsorship.
Encouraged by the event’s return, Anil Khanna, President of the ATF, said that the organisation would be making efforts to increase prize money and benefits for the players at future Championships.
ITF/ATF HIGH PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CAMP U/17 BOYS
5 – 15 NOVEMBER 2012
The purpose of the camp is to give promising male Asian juniors, as well as their coaches and national associations, a professional evaluation of their physical, technical and tactical/mental skills when compared to the world’s best young players. Detailed suggestions for future development will be provided, including suggested training and competition plans.
The following experts and coaches will be conducting the high-performance evaluation camp program:
Ivan Molina – the best Colombian tennis player of all time was ranked 22 in April 1976. Ivan played on the professional circuit for 16 years. Along with Martina he won the Mixed Doubles title at French Open in 1974. A veteran Davis Cupper, he has worked with ITF Touring teams for the past 25 years. He will be assisted with the camp by 2 other coaches and a fitness expert to be intimated. Since 1987 Ivan has been the coach of the ITF Junior South American and of the ITF Junior International team which competes in Europe each year.
Gustavo Luza – Mr Luza is a coach with outstanding credentials. After a successful career on the ATP tour he became player development director for Argentina and Davis Cup captain. Among the players he helped develop were Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian.
Hayato Sakurai – Mr. Sakurai is national coach for the Japan Tennis Association. He worked for many years at the Harry Hopman Tennis Academy at Saddlebrook Resort in the United States. He is a member of the ITF Coaches Commission.
Alex Cuellar –Alex holds a degree in Physical Activity and Sport. He is also National Athletics Coach and Football Technical Assistant. He is currently the director of physical training in the Tennis Academy TenisVal of Valencia (Spain) where he works with several top 100 ATP and WTA players such as: Vladimir Volchkov (Wimbledon semifinalist in 1999 and Davis Cup player with Belarus ), Andrei Karatchenia (Davis Cup Belarus), Bruno Rodriguez (Davis Cup Mexico), Elbert Sie and Christopher Rungkat (Davis Cup Indonesia), Komlavi loglo (Davis Cup Togo), Stanislav Bykov (Davis Cup Kazakhstan), Sherif Sabri (Davis Cup Egypt) and Ekaterina Makarova (junior Davis Cup Russia).
Suresh Menon – Is an experienced Level 3 coach and ITF Development Officer for Asia known to all in Asia.
LTAT national coaches will also be assisting with the program
ASIAN 14/U SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 2012
29 SEP – 5 OCT / 6 OCT – 12 OCT 2012
“Nawakan Khunjan” won two Leg consecutive in tennis tournament “ Asian U 14 Series Championships in 2012,” at Asian Tennis Centre Mueng Thong Thani on October 12, 2012. The results are as follows.
Men’s Singles, Finals. Nawakan Khunjan Who is ranked no.1 of the series, the degree of Champion Leg 1 and also the junior tennis player of Thailand National U/14. Navakarn beat Vorachon Rakpuangchon in the final, 6-3,6-3