Young Jamaican invited to Brazil high-performance tennis camp

By December 05, 2018

Talented Jamaican junior tennis player John Chin is in Brazil for a one-week training camp for elite junior players.

Chin travelled to Brazil at the invitation of the South American Tennis Confederation (COSAT) for the camp that will run from December 2 to 8.

He is among five boys and five girls, who are highly ranked from Central America and the Caribbean at the camp hosted by the Brazil Tennis Federation in Florianapolis.

They joined other top 15-16-year-old players from Brazil and other South American countries who will receive instruction from world-renowned high-performance coaches and former world-ranked professionals from Brazil and Argentina during the intensive week of training.

Patricio Arnold, the High-Performance Coordinator of the Brazilian Tennis Federation is the head coach at the camp.

“Training in Brazil will give me a good opportunity to learn more, get match play from some of the best guys in South America, and hopefully improve my game,” Chin said before he departed recently.

Tennis Jamaica President Aswad Morgan said the governing body is proud that one its players was invited to the camp.

“This is just another step towards the development of the game amongst our youngsters and to allow them to get to a higher level in the sport,” Morgan said.

“Our vision of adding tennis to the list of sports being represented by Jamaican athletes at the Olympics in the near future is in sync with the Jamaica Olympic Association.  We wish Joey Chin well at this camp, and hope that he maximizes the benefits of this opportunity.”

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