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Pro tennis star trains young Phuketians

Pro tennis star trains young Phuketians

TENNIS: Alisa Kleybanova, Russia's former 20th-ranked tennis player in the world, joined a training session with a group of local youth in Phuket as part of the “Health Development to Excellence” project by Phuket Tennis Club and Thanyapura Phuket.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 23 January 2014, 05:30PM

Kleybanova, who is preparing at Thanyapura for the PTT Pattaya Open 2014 that starts January 26, used the opportunity to teach some professional techniques to some of Phuket's young tennis stars.

“Phuket is very lucky to have a professional tennis player here to train youth players, “Director of sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office, Mr. Wirat Patee said, “It was a good occasion for our young tennis players to improve their skills.”

Sports Academy Director of Thanyapura, Mr. Weeraphon Chonwiboon said “We took Alisa Kleybanova to join the activities at the Tennis Court near The Provincial Hall as well to motivate young people and have a talk. At least it stimulates them to like playing tennis and improve their basic tennis skills.” 

Both the Dutch and Hungarian national swim team - including multiple Olympians - are also currently training at Thanyapura in Thalang at the moment.

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