The Redemptorist Vocational School in Pattaya has launched a new campaign to find budding tennis stars from within its own ranks who demonstrate the talent to compete in future national and international competitions.
Spearheading the new project is Dr. Horst Guentzel, Technical Director Tennis Training Center in Kshiwa-shi Chiba, Japan who visited the school on Oct. 6 to initiate the programme and get the ball rolling. Joining him on the day were Michael Jereniasz from France who was a medalist at the 2008 Paralympics held in Beijing, and Carlo Emanuel Tresch, a volunteer coach from Switzerland, and a former top ten ranked wheelchair player.
Udomchok Churat, Director of the Pattaya Redemptorist Vocational School (far left), and tennis trainers Dr. Horst Guentzel (standing rear), Michael Jereniasz (6th left)and Carlo Emanuel Tresch (3rd right) pose with students at the school on Thursday, October 6.
The students will be chosen to represent the school on the basis of their skill and aptitude at tennis and in order to help them along, six specially adapted wheelchairs worth 60,000 baht have been donated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Sponsorship is also coming from Siam Nissin Co. Ltd.
Coaching will mainly be carried out at the school by Dr. Horst Guentzel and will be held from 9am to 12pm each day.