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1.  ECM LIBRA FOUNDATION & LTAM JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008

Date : 15 to 20 Dec 2008
Venue : National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur
Event Brief : Could Malaysia mould a Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams? Only time will tell.
Judging by the performances of the juniors in the ECM Libra Foundation - LTAM Junior Team Championships at the National Tennis Centre in Kuala Lumpur which ended on Saturday, the local scene is on the right track.
National coach Rahizam Rahim said several players showed great potential in the tournament which is a positive sign.
Among those he singled out as having a great future in the sport are Kuala Lumpur’s Marcus Chee, Sarawak’s Assri Merzuki, Selangor’s Colin Wong and Negeri Sembilan’s Syed Aqil Syed Naquib and Khoo Er Yang.
“The event, in the long run, will boost tennis. I believe states will put extra effort on tennis development just to prepare for the tournament,” said Rahizam yesterday.
“For a very long time, there was no proper connection between state affiliates and the national body. This probably affected the development of tennis but now I hope things would change for the better.”The ECM Libra event signaled the return of inter - state competition in Malaysia.
The last inter-team event was the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) Cup, a senior tournament which was scrapped in the early 1990s due to poor response.
Rahizam said he would bring up the possibility of reviving the LTAM Cup at the association’s council meeting. Several state affiliates also hope that the LTAM Cup would be revived soon.
In the last two years, through LTAM’s new regime, the sport has blossomed. The tennis calendar is now a busy through the initiative of LTAM in attracting private entities to sponsor tournaments.
However, tennis development could be halted as the sport will not be featured in the 2010 Malaysia Games in Malacca. The reason for the exclusion remains a mystery, but it will certainly dampen the spirit of the younger players.
LTAM has submitted two appeal letters to relevant parties in the hope that tennis will be part of the games.
Rahizam said the association is hoping that tennis will be included as it will give the sport a boost in development.
“Tennis is one of the mainstream sport in the world and it will not be good for Malaysian tennis if it’s dropped from the games.
“Malacca has world class tennis facility in Ayer Keroh and I don’t see why it should be dropped. The Malaysia Games is not all about winning medals but also about development,” added Rahizam.
The National Sport Council (NSC) Malaysia Games committee will look into the inclusion of tennis in a meeting today.
Results :
Fun, laughter and sweat raise RM75,000 
Right from the get-go, the CEO & Celebrity Charity Tennis 2008 tournament was punctuated with laughter and gentle banter, all for a good cause.
The half-day event, which got a little competitive at times, saw more than 40 personalities from the entertainment and business worlds come together in the spirit of charity.
That spirit also translated into RM75,100 raised for the NSTP Charity Fund, exceeding the target of RM32,000.
New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Anthony Firdauz Bujang said said he was pleased with the amount raised.
For AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, who rarely plays tennis, it was a fight through uncharted territory.
“Through this tournament saw some very high standard tennis played, I enjoyed it so much that I will probably take up tennis regularly from now.
The main reason I joined this tournament was because it was charity-driven.
However, the fact that I could help do some good while having fun is not a bad thing.”
Another participant, television show host Azura Zainal, who stopped playing tennis four years ago, said she enjoyed herself immensely.
“I had one goal in mind: keep the ball in the court and just have fun. It was an absolutely great opportunity to meet captains of industry whom I might normally not meet,” said the Singapore-based Azura, who expressed amazement at how fit most of the CEOs were.
All participant braved the five-match tournament, which saw them playing doubles in six-game matches over a four-hour period.
Former Penang player Paul Poh Yang Hong of Guocoland emerged winner, cardiologist Datuk Dr Devan Pillay of Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre come second and third place was jointly awarded to British High Commissioner Boyd McCleary and Menara KL CEO Datuk Zulkifli Mohamed.
All of them collected the highest accumulative points and received trophies.
After the prize-giving, Azura and actor and film director Hans Isaac auctioned off two items: a Roger Federer-autographed Wilson K Factor racquet for RM20,000 and an AirAsiaX premium class return trip to London for one, with a dinner with six AirAsia hostesses thrown in, for RM7,000.
Ipoh based businessman and KL Kepong CEO Datuk Seri Lee Oi Hean, who won the trip to London, donated another RM13,000 for an AirAsia cap autographed by Fernandes 
Fernandes competed for the racquet with ECM Libra Financial Services Group executive chairman Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan and its managing director, Lim Kian Onn.
Eventually, Kalimullah, who is also deputy chairman of the NSTP group, and Lim decided to match Fernandes’ bid of RM10,000 with another RM10,000 of their own and allowed Fernandes to keep the racquet.
Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia president Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff was amazed that bidding for the racquet went so high but he said the donors did it in the spirit of charity.
Other participants, who included diplomats, also made donations totaling more than RM30,000.
The tourney was organized in conjunction with the ECM Libra Foundation and the LTAM’s inaugural invitational Malaysia Junior Tennis Championship, which begins today.
The foundation was set up four years ago by Kalimullah, Lim and David Chua Ming Huat. 
It has funded hundreds of poor Malaysians in education and sports and has built resources centres, hostels, computer labs and other infrastructure in line with its goal of providing opportunities for less-privileged students.
AirAsia and the budget Tune Hotels were the other main sponsors with the NSTP and Media Prima Group being the media partners. 
Anthony Bujang pledged to continue the event with the foundation in the future and hoped it would achieve its goal of reigniting interest in tennis as well as collecting funds for the needy.

 

2.  CEO - CELEBRITY CHARITY TENNIS EVENT 2008

Date : 14 Nov. 2008
Venue : National Tennis Centre, Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.
Event Brief :
Results : Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Yusli Mohamed Yusoff was so impressed with the CEO & Celebrity Charity Tennis 2008 tournament that he has offered to team up with the News Straits Times Press (M) Bhd and Media Prima Group to make next year's event bigger and better.
NSTP deputy chairman Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan said Bursa's support would make the event more exciting and raise more funds.
Kalimullah said the participants such as British High Commisioner Boyd Mcleary, KL Kepong CEO Datuk Seri Lee Oi Hean and Yusli, were plased with the event and promised to participate again.
"Most of then told us they would participate next year."
Yusli was impressed with the event's format and the fact that participants got to meet different people.
"We will take a look at what else we can do for next year. This year was great as I got to meet old friends and also make new ones."
Runner - up of the tournament, Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre cardiologist Datuk Dr Devan Pillay, said such charity events should be done on a regular basis as there were many people who could help the unfortunate.
"We should all do our part for the community."

 

3.  2008 TRIANGULAR JUNIORS TOURNAMENT

Date : 1 & 2 Nov. 2008
Venue : MBPJ Kelana Jaya Sports Complex, P.J.
Event Brief : Annual Triangular between the juniors of Selangor Tennis Association (STA), Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association(KL LTA) & Negeri Sembilan Lawn Tennis Association (NSLTA)
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