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Local Tennis Association says thanks to Digicel

Local Tennis Association says thanks to Digicel


Saturday, October 27, saw the official closing ceremony of the ITF Digicel Junior International Championship, with 149 players from 23 different countries competing in the week-long event, despite inclement weather.{{more}}

Digicel Country Manager Sonia Polius praised her marketing team, the officials and players of the tournament for exhibiting high spirits, despite the rainy weather. She further pointed out that this was the “true spirit of champions”, where even in the face of the adverse weather, they were able to rise to the occasion and perform.

Polius said that Digicel was proud to be sponsors of the ITF Junior Tournament, which was the first in this country, and emphasized that the telecommunications giant will continue to be a first in many other aspects in the society. President of the SVG Tennis Association Toney Boyea, on handing over a plaque of appreciation to Polius, expressed gratitude to Digicel for their support, and jokingly remarked that his committee would “Expect More and Get More” as Digicel’s tag line states.

Boyea thanked his team for organizing the Tournament, and wished all the players, their parents and coaches safe flights back home.

Also pleased with sponsorship from Digicel and vibrancy of the local tennis association was Cotecc Supervisor Cholleen De Gannes. The supervisor gave the local tennis association high scores for the smooth running of the Tournament, despite the inclement weather, but, however, sounded a stern warning to players for the use of obscenity on the court. She advised those players to have respect for themselves, and urged parents to teach their children to show this respect.

In wrapping up her address, De Gannes made a plea for more tennis officials, and noted that this was a viable means of progress for persons interested in the sport.