Prince Pesta Sukan Open Tennis 2006

I was there to cover Sandra's Prince Pesta Sukan Open Tennis +35 ladies open prize presentation ceremony for the Regentville Tennis Blog. As well as to catch a glimpse of the ladies and singles finals. Little did I know that I was asked to help out in taking a couple of photos of Singapore's best players! This was indeed a great honour for me and of course I was glad to assist as I had about 100+ shots left over from the friendly match we had with Rivervale condo.

Chris Torchia Prince Pesta Sukan Open 2006 Men's Champion

Stefanie Tan Prince Pesta Sukan Open 2006 Ladies Champion

More Photos from the Pesta Sukan Prize Presentation Ceremony can be found here by clicking on this link Prince Pesta Sukan Open Tennis 2006 Photos

The local tennis scene has changed so much over the years. There are so many up and coming new tennis players and they are getting younger each year. I had not played in Kallang since my A-Level days which is more than 12+ years ago, things hasn't change much and it still maintains it's rustic charm. I heard something about it being torn down to build the new sports hub. If it's true, it's really sad as it has been an iconic symbol and landmark throughout the years. Even when I was a kid I remembered passing Kallang and seeing the bright floodlights. I remembered asking my dad, hey what's that? (I think i was in primary school then) he said "Oh those are tennis courts". That i guess was my first introduction to Kallang Tennis Center.

I saw many new faces, as if you're are regular there you will know the who's who in tennis. I still managed to see some old faces there so it was somewhat of a homecoming for me cos I started playing tennis at Kallang Center. Congratulations to all the winners as well as those who made the Prince Pesta Sukan Open 2006 a great success!

Sandra is Pesta Sukan's 2006 35+ Singles Runner Up

The Regentville tennis blog would like to congratulate Sandra for finishing as Prince Pesta Sukan Open Tennis Championships 2006 runners up for the ladies 35+ event. The prize presentation event was held on the 26 August 2006 at the Kallang Tennis Center with the close of the men's and ladies open singles finals.

This is Sandra's first Pesta Sukan over 35+ ladies run at the finals. She played against Hauser Sabine a very experienced player who had won the tournament several times already. Said Sandra, "I just happy to be playing in the finals for the first time this year".

Well done Sandra! we hope to be able to see you go one up by winning the Pesta Sukan event next year!

Inter condo Friendly Regentville versus Rivervale

After a long absence from competitive play, the Regentville tennis team finally decided to organize a friendly tennis match with another team. The last friendly was against team TFN way back in February, so this was a long awaited game for many of our players. We were not scheduled to have any matches so soon, I was planning to organize one but was constantly held back due to work commitments and injury.

BK started the ball rolling this time by asking the Rivervale condo tennis team based in Sengkang if they were interested in a friendly. Albert, their team organizer got back to him expressing their interest. Serene and me were then tasked to organize the friendly with the Rivervale Condo team. A date, 19 August, was finally set as Rivervale was missing a couple of players for earlier dates, so they were unable to commit sooner. Our priority was to be able to get most of our players available for one weekend so that everybody gets a chance to play in our first inter condo friendly tennis match between two close neighbouring condos, in Hougang and Sengkang. We missed Francis and "Big Ray" so we were lacking the "Big" hitting, power serving games of Ray and the guile and quickless of Francis who has one of the most dangerous slice serves in town.

The first leg was played at Regentville condo on Saturday 19th August. We played a total of 10 double matches (8 mens & 2 mixed) in a race to 9 games, no ad, sudden death format. At 8 games all regular tie break rules apply. I am please to say that out of all 10 matches Regentville condo managed to take 9 matches. Apart from two very tight matches (one going into a tie breaker) that went our way, and one close loss, we managed get some some convincing wins. A considerable feat, considering that most of the guys were pairing for the first time that day. I would like to congratulate the Regentville condo tennis players for an outstanding team effort and taking time off from their busy schedules to make this event a success. I would also like to thank Albert and Rivervale condo players as well as their family members for their support in this event. The next "away" game will be hosted by Rivervale, the date is yet to be determined but most likely sometime in the next couple of months. So check out the Regentville tennis blog for more details.

More photos from the friendly can be found here by clicking on this link Regentville versus Rivervale condo photos.

The Players:

1) Tommy/Luis (Regentville) against Vincent/Roland (Rivervale)
2) Sandra/Yoshi - Mixed (Regentville) against William/Rosalind (Rivervale)
3) Kenneth/Angeline - Mixed (Regentville) against Vincent/Jean (Rivervale)
4) Juan/Dennise (Regentville) against Larry/Albert (Rivervale)
5) Andy/Rico (Regentville) against Cliff/Robin (Rivervale)
6) BK/Andre (Regentville) against Ronnie/John (Rivervale)
7) Damon/Nawin (Regentville) against David/Foo (Rivervale)
8) Yoshi/Juan (Regentville) against Cliff/Vincent (Rivervale)
9) Kenneth/Luis (Regentville) against Albert/Larry (Rivervale)
10) Tommy/Andy (Regentville) against David/Vincent (Rivervale)

Additional thanks goes to:

Serene for helping to co organize this event, handling all the logistics purchasing of balls, refreshements, scheduling the ties and cost accounting.

BK for starting the ball rolling by contacting the Rivervale tennis team to organize this friendly.

Tommy & Andy for loaning us the ice boxes.

Sandra for helping us collect the payment.

Andre for helping us carry 20 bottles up to the tennis courts & Kenneth for the other 10...

Alison for helping us distribute balls for both teams for each match.
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