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The Great UP Run 2019

WHAT:   The Great UP Run 2019

DISTANCES:  3K, 5K, 10K, 21K

WHEN:   August 11, 2019

WHERE:   University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City Campus

REGISTRATION VENUES:

ONLINE –  Click Here
June 10-July 29

TARGET IN-STORE

July 23-August 10 &
Race day

  • Olympic Village
  • Trinoma
  • Fairview Terraces
  • Market Market
  • Alabang Town Center
  • UP DILIMAN
  • College of Human Kinetics

 

Press Release:

INAUGURAL UP RACE TO KICKSTART THE 2019 UAAP SEASON

NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation in partnership with RUNRIO Events Inc., presents the inaugural The Great UP Run to be held on August 11, at the UP Diliman, Quezon City. Designed to be an annual event, the race is set to kickstart the upcoming season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

On its first edition, the event is targeting to attract 3,000 runners participating in any of the race’s 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km categories. Also expected to take part are all U.P. Varsity athletes, U.P. Students and faculty from all campuses, the rejuvenated U. P. Alumni, and all family, friends and supporters of the UP Community.

Registered runners from all categories will receive, as part of their race kit, a singlet, a race bib, timing chip and a loot bag. Apart from these entitlements, registered 21km runners who will successfully finish the race will receive a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Online registration for this race has already started. Interested participants can visit the The Great UP Run page on the RUNRIO Events Inc. website (https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/the-great-up-run) to register. Online registration is available until July 29.

As the race is part of NoWhereToGoButUP’s thrust of supporting the varsity teams of the University of the Philippines, proceeds of the race fees will go to the UP Athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.

Race fees are Php1,100, Php800, Php700 and Php600 for the 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km categories, respectively.

The Great UP Run is a sundown race, with gun start scheduled at 4:30pm for the 21k category,  4:45pm for the 10k category, 5:00pm for the 2km category and 5:05pm for the 3km category.

All roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed during the conduct of the race but will be re-opened after the set cut-off for each race category – 4 hours after the official race start for the 21km category, 2 hours for the 10km category and 1 hour for the 5km category.

Top race category winners will receive awards from the organizers and its sponsors. Right after the awards ceremony, as a kickoff to Season 82, Nowheretogobutup Foundation will be holding a concert featuring homegrown UP artists.

For more details about this race, visit https://www.runrio.com/race/the-great-up-run or check out the RUNRIO Facebook page.

2019 National MILO Marathon

“ONE TEAM, ONE NATION, GO PHILIPPINES!”

“Since 1974, the National MILO® Marathon has energized champions and continues to inspire millions more in what is now known as the biggest, grandest and most prestigious running event in the country. Winners, crowned MILO® Marathon King and Queen, are granted the privilege to represent the country in top international marathon events. Participants from all walks of life are able to help inspire underprivileged children to reach for their dreams through the HELP GIVE SHOES advocacy. Decade after decade, the National MILO®Marathon will always help the Filipino people in building a nation of champions.” ( Source: https://www.milo.com.ph/events/milomarathon# )

Starting July 14, 2019 up to the National Finals on January 19, 2020, the National Milo Marathon, now on it’s 42nd year, will again fill the roads all over the country for the fulfillment of One Team, One Nation, Go Philippines! goal.

MILO encourages the entire nation, to rally the Filipino athletes competing in the Philippines’ hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, also known as SEA Games. Part of the Philippine contingent is 6 time consecutive National Milo Marathon Queen, Mary Joy Tabal, who continue to bring pride to our country. She also used to participate in other MILO programs at a younger age where she was able to strengthen her values in pursuing her ambitions such as discipline, confidence, and teamwork.

Serious runners still have a little over a month to train and compete for their chosen distance while runners for fun and physical activity are already planning to participate in this race event of all ages. This also serves as a venue for bonding with family and friends, as well as an opportunity for cheer leading performers from different schools to show their skills and compete in one of the side events.

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

(Standard) Registration Entry Fees:
Entry fees for Provincial Races:
21-K Half Marathon Qualifying Race P 1,000.00
10-K Run P 900.00
3-K / 5-K Fun Run (Adults) P 160.00
3-K / 5K Fun Run (Students) P 110.00
Entry fees for Metro Manila Races:
42.195-K Qualifying Race P 1,100.00
21-K Half Marathon Qualifying Race P 1,000.00
10-K Run P 900.00
3-K / 5-K Fun Run (Adults) P 160.00
3-K / 5K Fun Run (Students) P 110.00

 

ASSEMBLY TIME AND GUN START

*P10 from the registration fee will be donated to the “HELP GIVE SHOES” advocacy.

NOTE: REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR MILO® MARATHON MARATHON SINGLETS & RACE NUMBERS DURING THE RACE OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN.

 

RACE KIT AND FINISHER’S ENTITLEMENTS

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BLOGGERS EVENT

 

Jr. NBA Philippines completes National Training Camp Roster with Metro Manila participants

Nine boys and 20 girls topped the final Regional Selection Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska held April 27-28 at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati, which will also serve as the venue for the National Training Camp on May 17-19. 

The young athletes, selected by Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Alaska’s Jeffrey Cariaso, Tony dela Cruz and Willie Miller, stood out from the 591 participants, exhibiting fundamental skills and core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.) throughout the two-day event.  They will join top players from the Regional Selection Camps in North Luzon (Benguet), South Luzon (Lucena), Visayas (Dumaguete) and Mindanao (Butuan) and a select group from the Alaska Power Camp and vie to be named as 2019 Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars comprised of five boys and five girls.

New this year, the Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars will be sent to the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long camp in June that includes top youth players from the Asia-Pacific region excluding China.  

In addition, the Asia-Pacific regional competition will form a team of 10 boys and 10 girls that will represent the region at the Jr. NBA Global Championship on Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida that will feature youth players from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona and Vivo as official partners. ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can now register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

The following is a complete list of participants selected from the Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila advancing to the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp:

BOYS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

James Yuan

Ison

14

La Salle Greenhills

Joshua

Minguillo

13

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Daniel

Padilla

14

Nazareth School of National University

Hikaru

Policarpio

13

Bacood Elementary School

Sebastian Roy

Reyes

13

Nazareth School of National University

Lanze

Ronquillo

14

San Beda University

Marc Kerby

Samson

14

Panorama Montessori School Binan Laguna

Syrex June

Silorio

13

Nazareth School of National University

Elijah Ray

Yusi

14

Nazareth School of National University

GIRLS ROSTER:

First Name

Last Name

Age

School

Sophia

Amol

13

De La Salle Zobel

Crisciona Ann

Bagasani

13

San Sebastian College

Franchesca Isabela

Buenvenida

13

Mother of Divine Providence School

Dancylle Gabrealene

Busime

13

Gulod National High School

Leanne Jazmine

Catalan

12

Arandia College

Ciara

Centeno

12

Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School

Merylle

Cuasay

13

Oriental Mindoro National High School

Mikaela Francesca

Galauran

12

St. Paul College Pasig

Ysabela  Louise

Gonzales

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Jay Anne Marie

Lachica

13

Sta. Clara Parish School

Kyla Marie

Mataga

14

De La Salle Zobel

Dianne Camille

Nolasco

14

Miriam College

Rochelle

Omalin

14

De La Salle Zobel

Frances Maxine

Pamintuan

14

UST-Angelicum College

Ellen

Parane

13

Tandang Sora Integrated School

Aaliyah Mai

Reyes

13

St. Paul College Pasig

Kharel Joy

Siapoc

13

La Salle College Antipolo

Erika Nadine

Tenorio

13

School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City

Justine Mhyrra

Vibanco

13

Saint Joseph Parish School

Princess

Villarin

13

De La Salle Zobel

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

About Alaska Milk

Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. Alaska seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.

Alaska Milk looks beyond selling milk – it sells nutrition and by doing so, the Company and brand Alaska is doing its part in nation-building.  Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the field of interest and, in general, in life.  The overall objective of the Alaska Sports is to strengthen the brand’s equity in nutrition through sports.  To portray Alaska Fortified as a brand that helps instill the values of determination, discipline, teamwork, and hard work among the youth through sports.

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet to host camp

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Press Release

Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska returns to Benguet State University for this year’s second Jr. NBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp on March 23 and 24.  Jr. NBA coaches, led by Carlos Barroca of the NBA and PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso, will bring the league’s youth basketball participation program to teach basketball fundamentals and impart core values of the game to boys and girls ages 10-14.

Participants will experience world-class basketball instruction in the two-day event, which will tip off on March 23, Saturday, at 7:00 a.m.  The aspiring Jr. NBA All-Stars will go through a series of skills stations that will test their dexterity in dribbling, passing, shooting, lay-ups and footwork.  Top performers on the first day will progress to Sunday to be coached on advanced basketball concepts and participate in team exercises and exhibition games.

Boys and girls will vie for slots to represent North Luzon in the Jr. NBA Philippines National Training Camp in Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on May 17-19.  Athletes selected in the Benguet Regional Selection Camp will comprise part of the top 40 boys and 40 girls gathered from Regional Selection Camps in Lucena (March 9-10), Dumaguete (March 30-31), Butuan (April 13-14), Metro Manila (April 27-28), and the Alaska Power Camp.

The 2019 batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars—comprised of as many as five boys and five girls—will participate in the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp, a week-long selection camp in June with top youth players from North Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

In addition, the top performing 10 boys and 10 girls will represent Asia Pacific in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship held Aug. 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.  The international event will feature talented youth from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, China, Mexico, Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific.

Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 is presented by Alaska, with AXA, Gatorade, Globe, Panasonic, Rexona, and Vivo as official partners.  ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the official broadcasters of Jr. NBA Philippines.

Participants can register for the Jr. NBA program online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, and follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at www.nba.com and on Facebook and Twitter.  Fans can visit www.alaskamilk.com to learn more about Alaska Milk Corporation, and follow Alaska Milk on Facebook for more information about Alaska Sports.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.5 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

 

About Alaska Milk

Given the growing issues on health as well as the fast-changing technological environment, which leads to the change in children’s interests and behavior or sedentary lifestyle, Alaska believes that there is a need to reinforce its thrust in leading a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle. Alaska seeks to engage the youth, especially younger kids, in sports.

Alaska Milk looks beyond selling milk – it sells nutrition and by doing so, the Company and brand Alaska is doing its part in nation-building.  Through youth sports development programs, Alaska is able to help nourish children for them to develop into champions in the field of interest and, in general, in life.  The overall objective of the Alaska Sports is to strengthen the brand’s equity in nutrition through sports. To portray Alaska Fortified as a brand that helps instill the values of determination, discipline, teamwork, and hard work among the youth through sports.

7-Eleven Run 2019 awards runners from Manila, Cebu, and Davao

 

The country’s go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness activity, the 7-Eleven Run.

7-Eleven Run 2019 brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.

This is the second year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a podium finish.

Races were held at Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners: 500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.

The overall top 3 Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.

 

42K CATEGORY WINNERS:

42K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 42K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao) 2:39:43 1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila) 3:20:05
2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila) 2:40:16 2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)

 

3:31:43
3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao) 2:43:08 3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)

 

3:41:08

 

32K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 32K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu) 1:56:53 1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu) 2:22:01
2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu) 1:57:56 2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila) 2:25:31
3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila) 1:59:11 3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila) 2:32:08

 

21K CATEGORY WINNERS:

21K MALE OFFICIAL TIME 21K FEMALE OFFICIAL TIME
1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu) 1:12:22 1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu) 1:24:39
2nd: Richard Salano (Manila) 1:13:11 2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao) 1:27:47
3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao) 1:14:32 3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila) 1:28:48

Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s (2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.

“The 7-Eleven Run series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”

Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information.

7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official sportswear partner: Under Armour.

The event was also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.

7-Eleven Run now on its seventh year

New distances introduced in simultaneous races happening in Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Get your running gear ready as 7-Eleven officially launches the seventh year of the 7-Eleven Run Series!

Happening simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on February 3, 2019, 7-Eleven Run 2019 promises to be an exciting event for both professional and recreational runners. The race was first held simultaneously in 3 locations across the country last 2018, with over 25,000 runners participating.  This year promises to be even bigger, better, and more exciting. Runners can expect to see new race categories, a chance to compete in an international Asian marathon, and even have the opportunity to win P500,000 cash.

The race in Luzon will be held in Filinvest City, Alabang.  The Visayas leg will be held at Cebu Business Park, while the Mindanao leg will be in SM City Davao.

This year, runners will see new distances that will challenge experienced and novice runners alike. 7-Eleven is introducing the 32K category. Runners also have other options:  from a short 500 meter run for kids, a 10K buddy category, and up to a 42K full marathon.

The race in Manila and Cebu will have 10 categories that will cater to different types of runners.  The categories are as follows:

  • 500M kids
  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 5K Buddy
  • 10K
  • 10K Buddy
  • 16K
  • 21K
  • 32K
  • 42K

The race in Davao, on the other hand, will only have 9 categories (all except 500M).

“The 7-Eleven Run Series is one of the most anticipated marathons in our country today,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation. “We listened to our runners and added new distances like the 32K which will serve as an entry point or trial run for 42K.”

As always, 7-Eleven continues to support Filipino athletes. This year, the overall top 3 Filipino winners for 21K, 32K, and 42K will be awarded cash prizes and medals, plus a chance to join an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid.  Last year, winners of the 21K and 42K races from 7-Eleven Run Series 2018 were sent to Jeju, South Korea to compete at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival where they dominated the top spots in their respective race categories.

To further encourage the spirit of competition, 7-Eleven will be giving away a bonus cash prize to the top Filipino runner who can beat the Philippine record for the 42K category.  The record setter will get to take home P500,000 in cash.

Registration is now open until January 15, 2019.

Customers can also redeem free race kits from the CLiQQ Rewards Catalog when they buy participating items from sponsors. Run 2019 e-stamps can be earned when customers buy participating items worth P100 and have their CLiQQ app barcode scanned. To redeem free race kits, customers must earn 8 e-stamps for non-buddy categories and 16 e-stamps for buddy categories.  Promo runs from November 21- January 1, 2019.

Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information about the race.

7-Eleven Run 2019 is held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, SM City Davao, exclusive sportswear partner, Asics, and official timer, Soleus and L Studio. The event is also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia. Official media partners: ESPN 5, Smart, PLDT, and Cignal.

Pinoy Tennis Trainers (PTT) holds advanced course for top local trainers at the Makati Sports Club

Now on its fourth year, Pinoy Tennis Trainers or PTT, gears up for their 2019 training programs to hone ball boys to up their capacity to earn more for their family by acquiring training skills to train tennis players.

Brothers and very competitive tennis players, Stephan and Sebastien Lhuillier, are helping hardworking ball boys from different clubs and schools across the country so that they will get PTT certification and be qualified to train players.

Graduates of the program are given the opportunity to be trained abroad too, for industry-wide recognition. PTT also tapped the only ITF level 3 certified coach in the Philippines Roland Kraut to spearhead the program.

About 600 graduates had already benefited from this brainchild of Stephan Lhuillier, whom this coming 2019, will pass to his brother, Sebastien, the leadership of PTT. He’ll be pursuing studies abroad and eventually play in a varsity team. Stephan is excited that his younger brother’s direction for PTT will be different, to say the least.

It would be great if similar endeavors will be undertaken by group or individuals with the ability to help and improve other people’s lives through programs provided for free like this by the Pinoy Tennis Trainers.

Press Release:

Brothers Stephan and Sebastien Lhuillier gears for a more dynamic program for local tennis
trainers in 2019

Following a very successful series of seminars in 2017, the Pinoy Tennis Trainers (PTT) spearheaded by Stephan Lhuillier, will conduct a free two-day tennis workshop for tennis trainers on December 8-9 at the Makati Sports Club.

The latest leg of PTT will bring together 40 of the country’s best local tennis trainers, representing schools and clubs from all over Metro Manila and Central Luzon. The participating trainers were all top graduates and attendees of 13 PTT legs conducted nationwide since 2016. Spearheading the program is Coach Roland Kraut, the only ITF Level 3 coach in the Philippines, along with Stephan and Sebastien Lhuillier, young tennis enthusiasts and the sons of Cebuana Lhuillier president & CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier and Olympian Bea Lucero-Lhuillier.

Pinoy Tennis Trainers (PTT) started three years ago as a brainchild of Stephan Lhuillier following a chance encounter with a local ball boy who shared that his usual day rate is PHP80. Armed with this knowledge, Stephan founded PTT with the intention of providing trainers with the opportunity to earn more by booking more clients with the help of their improved coaching skills. The program also allows trainers the opportunity to further improve their skills by getting international certification by sending these trainers to high-level coaching seminars abroad.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished from the time we launched Happiest Pinoy more than three years ago. I am elated to hear that some of our graduates are now earning high-paying jobs or have moved on to become coaches of their respective clubs and local teams. That’s really the purpose of PTT, to create better opportunities to the hardworking men of our local tennis community,” said Stephan Lhuillier.

Stephan adds, “This coming year will be different because my brother, Sebastien Lhuillier will be formally joining the PTT family. As I prepare to begin my university studies in the States, I am confident that Sebastien will bring the same level of passion and dedication to the tennis community. This early, I have heard some of his plans for PTT, and I am already excited for 2019 as PTT enters the next level —through the leadership of Sebastien.”

Stephan Lhuillier is formally passing the baton to his brother, Sebastien Lhuillier, also a well-known tennis player in the local circuit and who represented the country in various meets abroad.

“I am thankful to be given this opportunity to serve on a leadership capacity for PTT for 2019. For the
past three years, my brother has given opportunities to local trainers by introducing them to level 1 courses. My goal is to introduce new level 2 courses, with the help of Coach Roland and also actively pursue international tennis training for our top graduates,” said Sebastien.

Sebastien adds, “I am honored to take over this initiative because I know that it helps a lot of tennis trainers improve their life by empowering them through these trainings enabling them to earn more for their family. I will take this responsibility to heart for the betterment of the program.”.

Since it was founded, PTT were able to conduct 13 training sessions across the country and produced close to 600 graduates. Armed with their PTT certification, the trainers were able earn more with the higher level of training they received. Top PTT graduates such as Trudy Amoranto and JR Moreno were also sent to Thailand to participate in the ITF Level 1 Coaches course.

Also part of the advocacy is the Adopt-A-Racket Program which is an advocacy component of Pinoy Tennis Trainers where Stephan tapped on his close friends, racket companies, tennis enthusiasts and even national players to donate their tennis racket to PTT so that these rackets may be given as incentives to the graduates who perform well in the trainings. So far, 211 rackets have been collected —188 of which have been given to trainers already.