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20th OTF AGM – AN Historic Day

Yesterday the Oceania Tennis Federation (OTF) held their AGM virtually with 35 attendees. It was an Election Year of a new Board. This was a historic day for the OTF and Pacific Oceania with 5 of the new OTF Board

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OTF Elects a New Board at the 20th OTF AGM Today.

Today the 20th Oceania Tennis Federation (OTF) AGM was held virtually. There were 35 in attendance with 17 Nations represented.The Nations that were represented were: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New

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ITF Development Officer Assisting ITF Regional Training Centre Players during ITF House Closure

Due to Covid-19, the ITF Regional Training Centre is closed during 2021. The ITF Development Officer- Pacific Oceania, Gary Purcell, has been assisting and interacting with all the players on a daily/weekly basis. Below Gary comments on the work and

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2 Members Nations Hold AGMs this Week.

Both Tennis Fiji and Tennis Cook Islands have held their Annual General Meetings this week. The Respective Presidents and Secretaries for the next year are:Cook Islands:President – Davina HoskingSecretary – Jackie Rongo Fiji:President – Rajiv SinghSecretary – Lalavanua Debalevu (Richard

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Pacific Oceania 2021 Davis Cup Team Announced

The Pacific Oceania Davis Team to play Group III, Asia/Oceania Davis Cup in the week commencing the 14th June in Tay Ninh, Vietnam is:– Colin Sinclair (NMI)– Matthew Stubbings (PNG)– Clement Mainguy (VAN)– Brett Baudinet (CI) who is the playing

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First JTI Co-Ordinator’s Call of 2021

Gary Purcell advises that the first JTI Coordinators call of 2021 has just taken place. Since being introduced in 2020, these meetings have been a great way for regular communication between the JTI Coordinators, the Pacific Oceania Nations and the

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Australian Open Pathway Programme 2021 (AOPP) Recipients Announced

Tennis Australia has announced that for 2021, there were 9 Pacific Oceania Nations that received cash grants and equipment packs. These are:– American Samoa– Cook Islands– Federated States of Micronesia– Fiji– Guam– Solomon Islands– Tahiti– Samoa– Vanuatu This is now

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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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