From the 4th – 7th February 2 BISP tennis players, 10 year old Anzac and 7 year old Birdy were competing in the PTT Junior Championships 1/17 at the Sport and Spa Tennis Club, Bangkok.
Anzac was competing in the U12 event and did well to reach the quarter finals before narrowly losing 4-1, 5-3 in a very close match with many deuce points. Well done to Anzac who still has 2 years left to play this age group.
Birdy was competing in the 8 & under event and did extremely well to come away as champion, beating Thailands No.1 ranked player for the second time running 4-1, 4-0. This is a big achievement for Birdy as this was only his second full ball competition. To come through as winner and again beating Thailand’s top ranked players shows how far he has come. Although playing full ball is not ideal at this age Birdy is showing that he can still compete with the best technique due to his efficient footwork, this is being carefully monitored to ensure Birdy has the best possible future in tennis. For now he will go back to green or even orange ball training to continue his development. His next big competition will be in April for the Thailand Nationals.