THE Palawan Pawnshop age-group tennis tournament resumes its provincial swing next week at the Baybay Tennis Club courts in Leyte.
Events on tap are the 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-and-under categories for boys and girls plus the 10-under unisex class.
The Philippine Tennis Association Group 2 tournament comes on the heels of the successful staging of Palawan Pawnshop President’s Cup with Marcus del Rosario pulling off a three-title romp and Erika Manduriao scoring a double victory at the Olivarez Sports Center in Sucat, Parañaque last week.
Player registration fees are waived as part of the organizers’ efforts to give the youth the feel of tournament play, with with chief backer Babolat through Technosports president Guillermo Nocom also providing giveaways.
“By opening the tournament to everybody, we hope to encourage more youth to take up the sport,” said Philta president and Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez.
“We hope to discover new talents who can be developed and trained to become members of the national pool.”
“Palawan Pawnshop has vigorously supported the Philta Regional age grouper both financially and by overseeing the technical management of the events. Our efforts have been rewarded by the positive and overwhelming acceptance by the participants and fans alike,” said Palawan Pawnshop COO Bobby Castro.