UTP lauds award-winning athletes; launches coffee table book

UTP lauds award-winning athletes; launches coffee table book

/ 05:49 PM February 13, 2023

The Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) celebrated its 5th founding anniversary by recognizing top Filipino tennis players, as well launching its coffee table book.

Plaques of recognition were given to Alexandra Eala, for being the first Filipina to win a junior Grand Slam Singles Title; Johnny Arcilla, for winning his 10th Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open Tennis Title and six PPS Men’s Singles Title; and Francis Casey Alcantara, for winning three ITF Doubles Men’s Title in 2022.


From left: UTP Secretary General & Treasurer Gerardo Maronilla, Francis Casey Alcantara, UTP President Jean Henri Lhuillier, Johnny Arcilla, UTP Director & General Manager Jackie Tomacruz III

“Alex, Johnny, and Niño are a true inspiration to all aspiring Filipino athletes. They have continued to show their hard work and dedication in every competition,” UTP President and Founder Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

UTP has also expressed gratitude to their partners, Mr. Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier; Mr. Bobby Castro, CEO of Palawan Pawnshop; Mr. Clinton Hess, CEO of Unilab; Mr. Javi Infante, CEO of Navegar; Mr. Jaeger Tanco, President of PhilCare; Mr. Calvin Lim, CEO of DFNN Inc.; Mr. Joel Rustia, CEO of Madison Galeries; Mr. Gerry Santos, CEO of Mr. Freeze; Mr. John Christopher Tan, Vice President of Asiatraders Corp; and Mr. Gilbert Tang, Managing Director of Chris Sports, who believed in UTP’s mission of supporting the development of Philippine tennis and making it accessible to everyone.

“I am proud and elated that UTP have made lots of progress in boosting the development of tennis in the Philippines for the past five years. We are thankful to all our partners who supported our mission. Rest assured that we will continue to give our best to produce more of the likes of Alex Eala, Francis Alcantara, and Johnny Arcilla,” Mr. Lhuillier said.

As part of their fifth founding anniversary last year, UTP also officially launched their coffee table book that featured their journey and milestones since 2017.  Each athlete and partner received their own copy.

UTP is a non-stock, non-profit, SEC-registered sports association operated by the National Lawn Tennis Association of the Philippines, Inc. 


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