08 Nov 2012

Players attend educational forum in Seogwipo

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Photo: Seungpyo HongEducational Forum at the 2012 Seogwipo Asian/Oceania Closed International Junior Tennis Championships

Seogwipo, Republic of Korea : ITF Junior Tennis School Educational Forum was held on 7th of November at Sun Beach Hotel Rose Room.

The agenda was an introduction of the ITF, explanation of the anti-doping system, and some tips for the future tennis stars.

Seungpyo Hong from Korea Tennis Association's International Department talked about “what is the ITF?” Backed up by dvd footage and slide shows of ITF events, Mr Hong explained to the players about the role of the ITF in the sport and talked about how the ITF and players can work together.

Chan PARK, an educational and information team director of the Korean Anti-Doping Agency, explained how the doping test works and what they do, to give the players a valuable insight into something that will soon be part of their tennis careers.

Dr. Sung Hee PARK, a former famous Korean tennis star, gave the junior players some great tips to set goals to become future tennis stars.

Play continues at the Grade B1 Seogwipo Asia/Oceania Closed Junior Championships with the quarter-finals taking place today.  Korean players continue to impress the home crowd, representing each section of the boys' draw.  Top seed, Hyeon Chung, is yet to drop a set and next takes on Australia's Jay Andrijic . 14 year old Duck Hee Lee (KOR), the youngest player remaining in the draw, fought back from a set down to see off second seed Weigiang Zheng (CHN) 26 64 63.  He will face compatriot Seon Chang Hong in the quarter-finals. 

The girls' draw sees three of the four top seeds in the quarter-finals.  Top seed Ching-Wen Hsu (TPE) will take on China's Shilin Xu, while second seed Ayaka Okuno of Japan will face 14 year-old Priscilla Hon (AUS), who is the youngest player remaining in the girls' draw.

For updated draws and daily results please click on the below tournament link.