Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - School joins tennis drive

School joins tennis drive

School joins tennis drive

National team coach Braen Aneiros helps young students at Don Bosco School get to grips with tennis balls during their inaugural Schools Tennis Initiative session yesterday. Photograph: Sreng Meng Srun/Phnom Penh Post

Don Bosco School joined the Schools Tennis Initiative yesterday, giving a big boost to the Tennis Federation of Cambodia’s “Catch Them Young” programme.

“We liked the idea from the beginning. It is good for the kids and the school,” Don Bosco spokeswoman Ljudmila Anzic told the Tennis Federation of Cambodia, accepting its offer to institute tennis lessons for close to 200 children on school premises.

Boys and girls from two second and two third grade classes will learn and play twice a week, on Thursdays and Fridays. A recreational area inside the school compound will be turned into mini tennis courts
The federation has deputed Pro Pov and Doeun Sochea Phearun to run the programme as coaches. Technical director and national team coach Braen Aneiros will make periodic visits to assess the progress.

“We are excited to have a new school joining three others already in the network, and the school is happy to include tennis as part of [its] physical education curriculum,” Aneiros told the Post.

The federation’s secretary general, Tep Rithivit, meanwhile, said the federation was “delighted to have a school of the stature of Don Bosco jumping on board.”

“Our express wish is to cover at least eight schools and six orphanages under the [Schools Tennis Initiative], and we are getting close to that goal,” he added.

“Don Bosco joining us is all the more sweeter coming as it does three days before the Children’s Festival at the Beeline Arena on March 3, marking the inaugural World Tennis Day, the theme of which is grassroots development.”


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • NOCC to contest petanque, tennis axe

    The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia will lobby hard over the next few weeks for the inclusion of the Kingdom’s most productive medal-earning sport, petanque, along with vovinam and tennis after the disciplines were left out of the initial list of 30 preferred sports for