Vanuatu hosts 6th Junior Regional Championships

Six countries including hosts Vanuatu are participating in the sixth edition of the Vanuatu Junior Regional Championships (VJRC) at Korman Stadium.

The tennis competition kicked off on Sunday.

The tournament categories comprise of boys and girls Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 both singles and doubles.

There are 440 matches to be played on a total of eleven courts at Korman Stadium Tennis Courts and the Tennis Club.

The opening ceremony included the presentation of the sponsors and partners, the President of VTF, Cyrille Mainguy and his team, and more importantly the presentation of each team from the different participating nations.

After a traditional performance from the local group of Voa, and a hip-hop performance by United Crew, the tournament was officially declared open by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Francois Chani with a serve.

The VJRC 2019 Day One was a success, where 21 percent of the whole tournament was completed.

The day began with bright sunshine providing energy for the excited players. It was a day where each individual player fought to win their first-round matches.

Not only that, but it was a day to make new friends, meet different people, the beginning of a new relationships.

Day two of the VJRC 2019 began no differently.

The day rolled out well, with players who won their first matches aimed to continue on a winning path and those no longer in the main draw continue to compete for consolation placement.

All are still full of fight and determination to continue this great event.


Tensly Sumbe