ABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniors

08/11/2016

ABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniorsABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniors
ABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniorsABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniors
ABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniorsABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniors
ABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniorsABA​ Bank​ supports​ the 1st tennis​ tournament​ for​ juniors

ABA​ Bank​ together​ with​ other businesses sponsored​ the​ 1st Junior​ Tennis​ Tournament​ in​ Cambodia​ that​ was​ held​ on​ October​ 24-29​ at​ the​ National​ Tennis​ Center.​ The​ event​ was​ hosted​ by​ Tennis​ Federation​ of​ Cambodia​ and​ marked​ the​ new​ era​ of​ development​ of​ tennis​ movement​ in​ the​ country.

In​ total,​ 93​ players​ joined​ the​ tournament aged​ from​ 13​ to​ 18​ years.​ The​ winner​ in​ the​ boy’s​ single​ category​ was​ Diego​ Garcia​ Dalisay,​ 17,​ from​ the​ Philippines​ while​ the​ girl’s​ single​ category​ winner became​ Charmaine​ Seah,​ 16,​ from​ Singapore.​ The​ winners​ will​ earn​ 30​ points​ each​ and​ can​ go​ towards​ their​ Junior​ World​ Ranking.

"It​ is​ always​ exciting​ to​ support​ such​ activities;​ sport​ brings​ good​ health,​ friendship​ and​ discipline​ to​ the​ society,"​ said​ Igor​ Zimarev,​ ABA’s​ Head​ of​ Marketing​ Division.​ “ABA​ Bank's​ support​ of​ this​ event​ is​ an​ integral​ part​ of​ the​ CSR​ policy​ and​ core​ values.​ It​ directly​ aims​ to​ make​ a​ positive​ contribution​ to​ Cambodia​ while​ playing​ a​ beneficial​ role​ in​ the​ lives​ of​ the​ customers​ as​ well​ as​ for​ the​ future​ of​ the​ country​ as​ a​ whole.”

Hosting​ such​ a​ big​ event​ is​ not​ only​ giving​ the​ experience​ for​ the​ country​ to​ host​ such​ events,​ but​ also​ give​ new​ experience​ to​ the​ seven​ Cambodian​ players​ to​ taste​ their​ first​ international​ competition​ at​ home.​ The​ First​ Junior​ Tennis​ Tournament​ shall​ create​ a​ pathway​ for​ them​ to​ step​ up​ to​ the​ national​ team.

Mr.​ Tep​ Rithyvit, President​ of​ Tennis​ Federation​ of​ Cambodia,​ commented​ on​ this​ occasion:​ "The​ increase​ of​ sport​ activities​ has​ a​ huge​ milestone​ for​ Cambodian​ sports.​ This​ event​ will​ also​ increase​ the​ international​ recognition​ of​ Cambodia." He​ also​ highlighted​ the​ importance of​ focusing​ on​ supporting​ children’s​ sport​ and​ introducing​ the​ habit​ of​ playing​ from​ younger​ age.​