TENNIS CHALLENGES IN PARADISE: THE TVL UNDER 16 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS STORY

0

1455988_763298947017224_210129040_nIt all started three years ago when four west-pacific tennis coaches met in Lautoka, Fiji, around a nice light Fijian kava and decided that more junior tennis competitions were needed for young and talented Oceania players. Three months later, the Vanuatu Tennis Federation answered the call in organizing the first Regional Tennis Championships with an impressive support from Telecom Vanuatu Limited. Since then, what our friends from Fiji and Solomon Islands call simply “the TVL” has become one of the fastest growing tennis junior tournaments in the region welcoming players from Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua-New-Guinea, New-Caledonia, Kiribati, New-Zealand and Australia.

This year’s edition will be more exciting with a French-Polynesia team making the trip and the ITF Regional Tennis Centre sending their best Under 16 elite players. The coming of new sponsors like South Sea Shipping, South Sea Services, Sun Production, the VTO and Pacific Petroleum who are joining TVL, VASANOC , BRED Bank , the Melanesian Hotel and the Cercle Sportif will allow to improve the tournament and uplift the organizations’ standards in order to cater for over 130 juniors players and coaches.

Those wanting to watch some of the finest junior players from the region, will have the opportunity from the 15th to 20th December ’14 at the Tennis Club or the Melanesian Hotel. Entry is free on both venues!