Fitz Club’s Highly-Anticipated Annual Tennis Tournament was a Smash Hit!

Fitz Club’s Highly-Anticipated Annual Tennis Tournament was a Smash Hit!

The 13th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament recently held at the Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness was a smashing success.

Sponsored by Siam Daikin Sales Co., Ltd, Carabao Group, Yonex Thailand, Dunlop Thailand, Meiji, Supply Gallery, T&T Aluminum, Fur-right and VC Fabric, the tournament brought together Thai players and expatriates along with supportive fans in this thrilling three-day event.

Keen Tennis players of all levels gathered early on Friday afternoon as the tournament started with a warm welcome from Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, who is also an accomplished Tennis player and a long-time enthusiast of the sport. The tournament adopted the round-robin scoring system format which enabled competitors to play several heart-pumping matches against different opponents making it an action-packed weekend of fun and exciting matches for all. A brilliant display of top-level Tennis was delivered as participants of the Fitz Club Tennis Tournament this year included a Thailand Open Senior Champion, a Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) Champion, a Polo Club Champion, a Le Smash Club Champion as well as several ex ITF champions who made the event more electrifying.

Mr. Kovit Ratanaphet, a previous Thailand Open Senior Champion, was crowned the 13th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament Champion. Dr. Anand Vichyanond (RBSC Champion), who was last year’s Fitz Club Tennis Champion was the 1st runner-up. The winner was awarded a trophy, Royal Cliff room voucher and a Yonex Tennis racquet and backpack.

Mr. Ryckembusch Martial (Ex ITF Champion) was announced as the winner of the second division. 

New and returning athletes, lively spectators, great sportsmanship and camaraderie made the 13th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament be another smashing blockbuster event!

Royal Cliff aims to build a tennis and sports community in Pattaya and allow more senior players the opportunity to stay active, improve their game and get more socially connected. It continually makes a positive difference in the lives of athletes who are given the chance to play, have fun and develop a lifetime appreciation for the sport. 

Preventive measures against COVID-19 were placed during the tournament which was in accordance with government guidance when it comes to health, social distancing and hygiene. These include temperature checks, no handshakes, regularly cleaning the public areas and players’ chairs, the use of hand sanitizers and social distancing guidelines for the spectators. A nurse was on standby throughout the tournament. 

Fitz Club Racquets, Health & Fitness has been frequented by top ATP players, including Mikhail Youzhny, Denis Istomin and Nikolay Davydenko who has set up tennis camp here frequently. The Tennis courts are of the same standard as the Australian Open so top players choose Fitz Club to get used to the conditions to prepare for the big grand slam tournament. Renowned as the leading luxury sports centre in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard region, it is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including excellent cardio machines, seven floodlit tennis courts, two air-conditioned squash courts, swimming pool, table tennis and sauna & steam rooms.

For more information on the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Fitz Club, please visit www.royalcliff.com and www.facebook.com/fitzclub 


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