Taiwanese pleased with Tennis Centre
October 26, 2007

Taiwanese pleased with Tennis Centre


In 2000, the Republic of China on Taiwan spent a few million dollars for the construction of the National Tennis Centre, situated at Villa.

Having been home to the national tennis developmental programme, the National Tennis Centre is now a hive of activity as the inaugural Digicel ITF Junior Tennis Tournament is taking place.{{more}}

However, the Taiwanese Ambassador Jack Cheng spoke of the National Tennis Centre being not just the best in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, “but one of the best in this region.”

He was addressing the Official Opening of the inaugural Digicel ITF Junior Tennis Tournament, in which 149 participants from twenty-three countries had registered.

The Taiwanese Ambassador mentioned that a period of seven years has elapsed since the construction of the facility, “and that is has been well maintained by the SVG Tennis Association.”

The Taiwanese diplomat had high praise for the efforts of the Vincentian tennis officials for their efforts in developing and promoting the sport of tennis in the country, as well as for the opportunities presented to the children of parents, irrespective of social status, or otherwise, to take up the sport of tennis here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

So pleased was the Taiwanese Embassy with the response to the tournament, that Ambassador Cheng announced the Taiwanese Embassy was joining the principal sponsor and that a contribution of $5,000.00 was being made to the tournament. (RH)