Invitational Program

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for trusting and supporting our OTR Invitational program this year.

We have grown in numbers over the last 2 years and now have more than 60 juniors training with us, 7 days a week.

 

We have seen some great improvements throughout the year. More of our juniors are competing in local HKTA-run tournaments, we are getting better results and the overall level of commitment has risen dramatically.

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Almost all of our juniors were selected to their respective club teams for Prince Cup.
  • 60% of all Invitational C kids entered the HK National’s.
  • 70% of all Invitational A/B kids entered the HK National’s.
  • Kate Zhang qualified for the U14 National’s, beating 3 NTS players on her way. She also won several Junior series doubles titles.
  • Christian Kwok was directly into the main draw and won his first round.
  • Matthew Jeong qualified for the U10 main draw of the National’s and made quarter finals.
  • Arnold Cheng and Daniel Xiong making main draw of National’s U12 doubles.
  • Vikram and Hursh Singh both played their first National’s tournament and won a few rounds each. Vikram made it to the final round of Qaulifying.
  • Vikram also won the U16 LRC title and Hursh was runner-up in the U10 LRC championships.
  • Arnold was runner-up in the U12 Jockey Club boy’s singles.
NOTABLE RESULTS
  • Noelle Wilbert – now ranked 25 U18 Girl’s in HK. Number 1 ranked junior for her age. Winner of HK National’s 2016 U12 Girl’s singles. Semi-finalist U14 Girl’s Junior Series.
  • Malhar Rajpal – now ranked 62 U18 Boy’s in HK. Number 3 ranked junior for his age. Semi-finalist HK National’s 2016 U12 boy’s singles & doubles. Winner of U12 Boy’s Junior Series.
INVITATIONAL LADDER
With the limited number of tournaments on offer in HK, we created an Invitational ladder for our A and C players to boost the number of matches they could play. With over 150 supervised matches played throughout the year, here are the final results:

  • Invitational A final 4: Adam; Malhar; Vikram and Noelle.
  • Winner: Adam Chow; Runner-up Malhar Rajpal.
  • Invitational C final 4: Arnold, Daniel, Ben and Sebastian.
  • Winner: Arnold Cheng; Runner-up Daniel Xiong.

We have also run friendly matches against the HKTA and Team Philippines where our juniors did very well.

INVITATIONAL LADDER
We have decided to run a camp/trial period leading into the new term and we will be inviting juniors who show the following qualities back into our program:

  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent body-language
  • Commitment
  • Athletic potential
  • Technical skills
  • Focus
  • Determination

 

The camp/trial period will last for 2 weeks and we encourage parents to come and watch or talk to coaches about the upcoming program for the next academic year.

 

Tentative schedule

Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August 9:00-12:00 each morning
Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August 4:00-7:00 each afternoon
Monday 22nd August – Friday 26th August 4:00-7:00 each afternoon or
9:00-12:00 each morning (non-HKIS juniors)
We will be selecting between 10-12 juniors for each day.

 

Schedule for next year

Monday 4:00-6:30pm Inv A/B
Tuesday 4:00-6:30pm Inv C
Wednesday 4:00-6:30pm Inv A/B
Thursday 4:00-6:30pm Inv C
Friday 5:00-7:00pm Inv A/B
Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm Inv A
Sunday Alternate match days for Inv A/B & C juniors
Thank you again for an excellent year. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you all on court next term.

 

Please feel free to write to me if you have any questions regarding our Invitational program.

 

Jason Sankey (OTR Tennis Asia Ltd. Elite Program Director)

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