Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - ITF chief pledges to help with eight new courts

ITF chief pledges to help with eight new courts

ITF chief pledges to help with eight new courts

110304_18b
ITF Executive Director of Development Dave Miley (left), NOCC Secretary General Vath Chamrouen (centre) and TFC Secretary General Tep Rithivit discuss issues regarding tennis in Cambodia during a meeting at the NOCC Headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

ITF Executive Director of Development Dave Miley (left), NOCC Secretary General Vath Chamrouen (centre) and TFC Secretary General Tep Rithivit discuss issues regarding tennis in Cambodia during a meeting at the NOCC Headquarters in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo by: Sreng Meng Srun

International Tennis Federation Executive Director of Development, Dave Miley, has indicated that tennis’ world governing body could potentially fund resurfacing of all eight courts at the National Sports Complex if they were made available for use to the Tennis Federation of Cambodia for their programmes.

“We will help redo the courts if we get an assurance that the TFC can use them,” said Miley after a meeting yesterday with National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Secretary General Vath Chamroeun.

“They are ideally located but not being put to optimum use,” he added.

“I do not know the background and I dont want to go into it, but I see no  reason why those courts cannot be used for kids projects like Tennis 10s. It will benefit hundreds of kids.”  

On the last of his three days visiting the Kingdom, the ITF chief spent nearly an hour with the NOCC official discussing wide ranging issues involving tennis.

Miley said he had thanked the NOCC for its active cooperation in conducting a Level One Olympic Solidarity coaching course and in evolving a national coaching structure.

For his part, Vath Chamrouen cited sheer misunderstanding for the impasse on use of the courts next to Olympic Stadium.

“The NOCC and the TFC will have to discuss this issue bilaterally first and I am confident we can find a solution,” he said, while assuring Miley that the issue would be taken up with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, to which the property belongs.

TFC Secretary General Tep Rithivit also attended the meeting.

MOST VIEWED

  • Man arrested for fake PM endorsement

    The owner of currency exchange company GCG Asia Co Ltd was temporarily detained by the court yesterday for attempted fraud after Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted to the company using his name and pictures to allege his endorsement of the firm. Phnom Penh Municipal Court

  • Sihanoukville authority orders structure dismantled

    The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has ordered owners of two unauthorised construction sites to immediately dismantle them and warned of legal action if the owners failed to comply. Ly Chet Niyom, development management and construction bureau chief at the provincial hall, told The Post on

  • Police seek arrest of Chinese ‘gang’

    Cambodian police remain on the lookout for 20 Chinese nationals who earlier this month posted a video clip threatening to stoke insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province, though the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh maintained the group posed no threats to Cambodia’s national security. National Police

  • Archeologists find ancient phallic statue

    An archeological team has found a metre-long tipless stone linga (penis) of the Hindu deity Shiva in the foundations of a temple in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area, a former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period. Thuy Chanthourn, the deputy director of