happy 2008 from tennis elbow room, kuala lumpur!

31 12 2007


happynewyear 2.jpg I love fireworks
and sharp new year resolutions.

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Sharapova next door in Singapore

31 12 2007

posted on youtube by markusa51

sharapova girl next door in singapore

oh by the way, Anna Chakvetadze (who?), WTA ranked 6th, was also in Singapore. Both Russians played an exhibition match at the city’s Indoor Stadium. Sharapova won 6-0, 7-6 (12-10).

Sharapova says Singapore will be great Youth Olympic Games host
SINGAPORE : Tennis sensation Maria Sharapova feels Singapore would make a good host for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
This is despite the fact that the Russian would prefer Moscow to win the bid.
Channelnewsasia.com 29 Dec 2007 : click here for full story

is sharapova swinging for singapore?

(note to 18 year old son : happy now?)

tennis kuala lumpur : Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championship, Dec 27th-30th 2007

31 12 2007


RESULTS : (Finals only)

Men’s singles: Si Yew Meng bt V.Selvam w/o.

Men’s Doubles: Si Yew Meng-Adam Jaya bt B.Kanagaraj-Razlan Rawi 7-6(7-0), 6-3.

Women’s Singles: Jawairiah Noordin bt T.Neesha 6-0, 6-2.

Women’s Doubles: Jawairiah Noordin-Choo Lyn See bt Sia Huey Ting-Toi Sieu Minn 6-0, 6-0.

Boy’s Singles: Marcus Chee bt Low Ken Ji 6-2, 6-1.

Boy’s Doubles: Low Ken Ji-Marcus Chee bt Wei Jiunn Ng-Wee Gen Ng 6-1, 6-4.

Girl’s singles: S. Theiviya bt Siti Nursyahirah Hassan 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).

Girls Doubles: Siti Nursyahirah Hassan-Siti Nursyafiqah Hassan bt Kimberly Leong-Stefanie Chen 6-1, 6-4.

ball cu bulletpt.jpg READ THE NEWS!

What a low-key final
Yet it failed to deliver an exciting finale, leaving tennis enthusiasts to look to a more challenging year. Sadly, the same names reappear within the circle of winners, giving the national players little opportunity to display their potential.
The Malay Mail 31 Dec 2007 •
click here for full story

Yew Meng dethrones Selvam
V. SELVAM will finally have to stop crowing that he is the National No 1 — at least for a while. Though it was Yew Meng’s turn to rule the roost, he was in no mood to be ahead of the pecking order in this manner.
The New Straits Times 31 Dec 2007 •
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Yew Meng hopes to be third time lucky


IT will be a clash between experience and fitness when National No 1 V. Selvam plays the much younger Si Yew Meng in the men’s singles final of the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championships at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
The New Straits Times 29 Dec 2007 •
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Kanagaraj ends Los Santos’ giant-killing run

NATIONAL player B. Kanagaraj prevented another giant-killing act from Juan Los Santos at the National Hardcourt Championships Men’s Open when he handed the youngster a straight sets defeat at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The New Straits Times 28 Dec 2007 •
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Los Santos in third round
UNSEEDED Juan Los Santos proved that age is no barrier when he reached the National Hardcourt Championships Men’s Open third round at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The New Straits Times 27 Dec 2007 • click here for full story

Selvam: I’m still the best
VETERAN V. Selvam is still riding high in local tennis and he intends to keep his status as the national No 1 intact in the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Championships which start at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur today.
The New Straits Times 26 Dec 2007 • click here for full story

Six confirm participation in Ayam A1 tennis championships
SIX internationals have confirmed their participation in the Ayam A1 National Hardcourt Tennis championships to be played at the National Tennis Centre in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur, from Dec 27 to 30. The six are Adam Jaya, Si Yew Meng, Jawariah Nordin, V. Chellapriya, Dorothy Chong and Sia Huew Teng. All six represented Malaysia in the recent SEA Games in Korat. Chellapriya, Chong, Sia and Jawariah were members of the Malaysian women’s team that won a bronze medal.
thestar.com.my 20 Dec 2007 . click here for full story

Jawariah: The top-ranked women’s player in Malaysia

to all tennis elbow room readers

24 12 2007

Tournaments in SouthEast Asia (2)

17 12 2007


The 24th South East Asian Games, better known in the region as the SEA Games was held in Korat, Thailand from 6th to 15th December 2007.

SI Yew Ming, Malaysia’s best chance for a bronze medal in the men’s tennis singles, lost to Elbert Sie of Indonesia at King’s 80th Anniversary Tennis Centre, Korat.

Yew Ming resisted Sie for two hours before the Indonesian claimed a 7-6 (4),7-5 win in the quarter-finals.

In the women’s doubles first round, V. Chellapriya-Jawairiah Nordin lost 6-0, 6-0 to Indonesia’s Wynne Prakusya-Angelique Widja in the women’s doubles.

However, Razlan Rawi-B. Kanagaraj defeated Lsavad-Siahvasouy from Laos 6-2,6-3 in the men’s doubles first round.

In the mixed doubles quarter-finals, Philippines’ Cecil Mamit-Dy defeated Adam Jaya-Jawairiah 6-3, 7-5.

(NST online 2007/12/12)

MALAYSIA’S challenge in tennis came to a tame end when the players suffered a thrashing in the men’s and women’s doubles quarter-finals at the King’s 80th Anniversary tennis centre in Korat.

In the men’s doubles, B. Kanagaraj-Razlan Rawi were beaten 6-1, 6-2 by Cecil Mamit-Frederick Taino of the Philippines.

Women ’s doubles Dorothy Chong-Sia Huey Teng were hammered 6-2,6-0 by Sandy Gumulya-Romana Tedjakusuma of Indonesia.

(NST online 2007/12/14)



Men’s Singles Gold Medal : Cecil Mamit of Philippines

Women’s Singles Gold Medal : Sandy Gumulya of Indonesia

Men’s Doubles Gold Medal : Sanchai Ratiwatana-Sonchat Ratiwatana of Thailand

Women’s Doubles Gold Medal : Tamarine Tanasugarn -Napaporn Tongsalee of Thailand

Mixed Doubles Gold Medal : Sanchai Ratiwatana- Napaporn Tongsalee of Thailand

ball cu bulletpt.jpg click here for full Results Tennis SEA Games 2007

ball cu bulletpt.jpg check out also Tennis Served Fresh for Udomchoke in Dunlop at the SEA Games in Korat Thailand.

ball cu bulletpt.jpg check the star online malaysia Gold drought set to continue in tennis (Nov 13, 2007)

SEA Games 2007 Men’s Singles Gold Medalist Cecil Mamiit of Philippines
(photo Michael John)

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Tournaments in SouthEast Asia (1)

10 12 2007

The top 8 Asian players were invited to decide the inaugural Asian Masters at the LG Asia Cup in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 Nov to 2 Dec 2007.

1. Danai UDOMCHOKE (THA) (110*)

2. Kyu-Tae IM (KOR) (224*)

3. Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) (226*)

4. Gouich MOTOMURA (JPN) (291*)

5. Mohammed GHAREEB (KUW) (437*)

6. Ashutosh SINGH (IND) (541*)

7. Vivek SHOKEEN (IND) (674*)

8. Weerapat DOAKMAIKLEE (THA) (767*)

* ATP Ranking

An Under-16 Mixed Junior Championship was also held at the same time. Teams from Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam, India, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Uzbekistan & Thailand took part.

And the Asian Masters title goes to :


Danai Udomchoke of Thailand won the USD100,000 Asian Masters title at LG Asia Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. (photo ATF)

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Duta Junior Tennis Academy of Kuala Lumpur

9 12 2007

The Duta Junior Tennis Academy has been around for ages! The Academy has a good group of coaches, headed by former Malaysian player V. Selvam, and they really make tennis fun and exciting. No membership is required and rates are affordable. The Academy is open to all and is conveniently located within the National Tennis Centre (Gelanggang Tenis MSN) in Jalan Duta.

Raising a racquet at the Duta Junior Tennis Academy!

Group Lessons are offered everyday from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm and on Sat mornings from 8am to 10am. Just for December, extra sessions on Wed & Fri MORNINGS 9.30am to 11am.
First come for the free trial that is offered. Then decide how many times a week you want to send your child. My 8 year old daughter Zuli ‘M’ started in July 07 with two lessons a week.
The great thing is you can replace days you miss and it is easy to do so as lessons are on Mondays through to Saturdays. Attendance is taken at the lessons.

Hit the ball early!

Forehand! Backhand!

Lessons are conducted on 3 courts by 3 or 4 coaches.
The 2 hours whiz by as the kids do warm-ups, tennis drills & fun games. The kids also pick up very fast when they learn in a group. This holidays Zuli ‘M’ has progressed to one private lesson & one group lesson a week.

The next stage is the Elite Programme for advanced players.

Lessons for adults are also offered. I am currently taking a group lesson for doubles with Coach Rama.

For more info, click here to visit their website www.tennismalaysia.com or call 603-62015496 or email djta@tm.net.my

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Coach Rama handling the juniors
Coach Rama went supermarket shopping!

Coach Trini with the starter group
Coach Trini “Hit the ball over the net y’all!”

Coach ? with the ready-to-move-on-to-elite group
Coaching the soon-to-move-on-to-Elite group!