First Gasan Mamo Tennis 10s Festival in Malta

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 8:47

The first Tennis 10s Festival was held at the Marsa Sports Club on May 1st2012 as 10 different clubs from Malta sent their respective kids for a fun day of Tennis. The Festival was a major success with 64 kids taking part in the first round robin groups.



All kids played according to the new Tennis formats adopted by the ITF for Tens and under Tennis. In such a format kids play with smaller sized rackets, softer balls and smaller courts in the Orange Festival, and softer balls in the Green Festival.
The day came to an end with a nail biting final in the Green Festival as Liam Delicata faced Helene Pellicano in a super set format. Helene edged Liam to take the honors as a sizeable crowd of enthusiasts were provided with a brilliant performance by both tennis players. In the Orange Festival Final Omar Abdelghani had the upper hand of Alex de Gabriele to claim the Orange Festival top spot.
The coordinator of the Tennis 10’sprogramme, Claire Arrigo was very pleased with the turnout, the level of play and above all the joy of watching kids play tennis in a fun environment. ‘The Malta Tennis 10s is extremely happy with outcome of the first Festival. Tennis Clubs have shown great commitment to this programme and it is really nice to see such level of enthusiasm from all those involved, the coaches, the parents and most importantly the kids themselves. We have also been entertained with a relatively high level of tennis all throughout the day. The Tennis 10s programme now enters a new phase starting with an ITF-led workshop for coaches that will be held on 12th and 13th of May.
MTF President David Farrugia Sacco stated that whilst this programme is still in its initial stages it has achieved more success than expected with the principal aim being that of attracting larger numbers of junior tennis players.
The Malta Tennis 10s would like to thank its official partner GasanMamo for its support and EUROSPORT for providing the necessary equipment and prizes for the Festival. A special feature on the event will be broadcast by Melita on its Malta Stars Channel later on in the month.

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