BISP student, Puthi, invited to Europe as part of GSPDP/ITF/ATF 14&U tennis staff

A British International School Phuket (BISP) pupil, Kunanan (Puthi), was invited to join the GSPDP/ITF/ATF 14 & Under Team, who travelled for a collection of tournaments in Europe from 30 June. A letter from the Executive Director of the Asian Tennis Federation, Manpreet Kandhari, to the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand acknowledged this invitation.
The Grand Slam Player Development Programme (GSPDP) is financing the challenge, whereas the International Tennis Federation (ITF) is administering it. In addition, the Asian Tennis Federation (ATS) pays for the player’s airline tickets to and from the first venue.
Puthi might be part of a group of 6 boys and 6 women. In addition to his teammates, he will travel alongside 3 coaches for approximately 5 weeks. He will play 4 weeks of tournaments, with a camp in Paris, France. The tour will start within the first week of July. It will continue via France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium until the second week of August. Players had been chosen based on their results at the ITF World Junior Tennis Championships in April or their ATF 14 & beneath rankings.
“I am feeling both nervous and enthusiastic about enjoying on a clay court for the first time, but I am pleased about being selected to be part of the GSPDP/ITF/ATF 14&U Team and searching forward to the summer tour,” said Puthi when asked how he felt about the possibility of enjoying in Europe.
According to the tour particulars under, players should compete in all tournaments by which they are entered through the tour:
According to the Director of the BISP Tennis Academy, Coach Gill Lemore, this enriching alternative is an honour. Besides confidence, college students who get worldwide expertise also achieve the opportunity to compete towards a number of the top players of their age group.
“Puthi has been coaching onerous in preparation for all his matches this 12 months. He has been engaged on his energy and conditioning; beginning to use weights and has been engaged on his technique to get extra paces and compete with older, extra powerful players. He has developed a powerful dedication and positive perspective in the direction of attaining his objectives and we can see it paying off with this kind of recognition. Playing on clay will be a model new expertise for Puthi, he’ll uncover how to play on clay using slides, and techniques are very different from these used on a tough court docket and I am keen for him to gain this exposure,” stated Coach Gill Lemore.
BISP is grateful to be a half of this once-in-a-lifetime alternative for junior improvement. Furthermore, Picnic , ITF, and GSPDP for their steady funding and assist of their player development programs for making it possible..

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