The country’s finest age-groupers take centerstage starting today for the 29th Andrada Cup Tennis Championships at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.
A total of 130 players will see action in different age brackets: 10-under unisex, 12-under boys and girls, 14-under boys and girls, 16-under boys and girls and 18-under boys and girls.
There will also be doubles action in 10-under mixed, 14-under boys and girls and 18-under boys and girls.
The annual tournament will run until Jan. 8. Tuesday’s opening matches start 8 a.m.
John David Velez of Mindanao and Macy Carlos of Manila ruled the boys’ and girls’ 14-U divisions last year. Among last year’s winners were Janus Rangia (16-U boys) and Crystal Mildwaters of Australia, who ruled both the girls’ 16-U and 18-U groups.
Salvador Andrada, former president of the Philippine Tennis Association, is behind the the longest-running grassroots event for tennis in the country.
“It’s part of our commitment to help the sport,” said Andrada, also former commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission.
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