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Ivy League tennis camp heads to Manila

/ 05:30 AM December 29, 2017

Kyle Dandan once starred for a US Division 1 NCAA school

Playing for an Ivy League university may just turn into a reality for some Filipino tennis players as coaches of three top US schools head to Manila this January.

Coaches from Yale University, Princeton University and Columbia University will visit the country for the AddedSport Ivy League Tennis Camp 2018-Manila on Jan. 6 to 7, 2018, at the Manila Polo Club.

Kyle Dandan—the country’s former No. 1 junior tennis player who now heads the Philippine office of sports management group AddedSport—said the camp would be a a chance for young Filipinos to showcase their skills for a shot at bringing their talent overseas.


The camp, which will also make stops in Singapore and New Delhi, will be headlined by Christian Appleman, the longtime director of tennis operations and coach of the men’s team of Yale University; Damian Hume, the former No. 1 junior tennis player of South Africa now serving as Princeton’s assistant tennis coach; and Ilene Weintraub, the former Columbia team captain who took over as the women’s team coach in 2007.

“It’s Asia’s first ever Ivy League Tennis Camp here,” said Dandan, who once starred for Santa Clara University, a Division 1 NCAA school in California that offered him full scholarship.

Dandan said the camp would not only save varsity hopefuls from a tryout trip to the United States, but it would also give athletes an opportunity to get immediate feedback or even a recommendation for university admission from the coaches.

For inquiries, contact Dandan at 0908-8945708, or Cris Sarmiento at 0916-7731654,—JASMINE W. PAYO

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