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2021 Key ITF/OTF Event Dates

The following are the key dates for OTF/ITF and other scheduled events as known at this stage: 2nd-6th June Fiji Open, Denerau, Fiji 19th-23rd July ITF Regional (West) Qualifying Event in Vanuatu 19th-23rd July ITF Regional (East) Qualifying Event in

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Australian Open Pathway (AOPP) Grant Applications for 2021-2022 Open

Applications for the 2020/21 Australian Open Pathway Grant are now open. Please note that Sharon Grant (Tennis Australia) will be managing the programme for this year. The application criteria and guide lines can be accessed here  This is now the 7th year

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Kwalam Apisah B.E.M

The Oceania Tennis Federation is deeply saddened by the death on the 30th December 2020 of Kwalam Apisah. For over 40 years, Kwalam was the “smiling” face of tennis in Papua New Guinea and across Pacific Oceania. With his coaching

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Solomon Islands Tennis Secretary Appointed CEO to lead 2023 Pacific Games

The Secretary of the Solomon Island Tennis Association, Shalom Akao Waita, has just been appointed the CEO of the 2023 Pacific Games Organizing Committee which will be held in the Solomon Islands in 2023. Shalom is the first woman ever

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Roxanne Clarke Appointed Captain of South Africa’s Billy Jean King Cup Team for 2021-2025

Roxanne Clarke, the ITF Tennis Director and Head Coach at the Pacific Oceania Training Centre from 2018, has just been appointed by Tennis South Africa, the captain of their Billy Jean King Cup (formerly named Fed Cup) for the next

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Gilles De Gouy (TAH) Appointed Tennis Director at St. Kentigern’s College, Auckland

Pacific Oceania Fed Cup Captain, Gilles De Gouy (TAH) has been appointed The Tennis Director at St. Kentigern’s College, https://www.saintkentigern.com/ Auckland effective 2021. He replaces long serving Tennis Director, Peter Langsford who is retiring. Saint Kentigern College opened in 1953

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Barry McMillan Awarded “The ITF Services to the Game” Award.

At The ITF AGM, held virtually, on Saturday 21st November, Barry McMillan (AUS) was awarded the ITF “Services to the Game” Award. From the inception of the OTF in 1993 and over the intervening period to 2019, Barry held 2

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ITF Regional Coaches Conference

Registration is now open for the ITF Regional Coaches Conferences by BNP Paribas, with a number of top international players, former players and experts in coaching already confirmed to speak at the events.  The conference is designed to provide an education forum

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2nd JTI Co-Ordinator’s Call A Success

The 2nd Pacific Oceania JTI Co-Ordinator’s Call was held on Tuesday 10th November and was attended by 7 Nations (American Samoa, Guam, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu). This was hosted by Gary Purcell (ITF Development

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OCEANIA TENNIS FEDERATION – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Notice is hereby given that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Oceania Tennis Federation will be held virtually by Zoom on: Sunday 14th March 2021 Commencing at 9:00am (NZ Time) Please diarize this date with further details to follow

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