Eight sports are on the programme of the 9th Pacific Games to be held in Wallis & Futuna from 2-12 September 2013. The chosen sports are: Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Rubgy 7s, Sailing, Taekwondo, Va;a Canoeing, Volleyball and Weighlifting.
This will be the first time that Tennis has not been part of the Pacific Games since its inception in 1963.
The 2015 Pacific Games will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 4-18 July 2015.
Five South Pacific island nations bid for opportunity to host the 2015 Pacific Games. They were:
- American Samoa,
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Tonga and
On 27 September 2009, the Pacific Games Council, at its meeting coinciding with the 2009 Pacific Mini Games, elected Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as the host of the 2015 Games. The final vote was 25-22 in favor of Port Moresby over Tonga to host.
- You can read about the early History of the Pacific Games by clicking here: Early History of the Pacific Games
- The Rules and regulations for the Tennis Event have evolved over recent years. You can access the current Rules and Regulations by clicking here:Pacific Games Tennis Event Rules and Regulations
2011 Pacific Games
Following the completion of the teams’ competitions the women returned from Kone to Noumea and all the individual competitions were held on the plexicushion courts at Ouen Toro. New Caledonia continued to dominate winning the singles titles but the medals were also spread around a number of the nations.
Nicholas N’Godrela (CAL) continued his excellent form from the teams’ event but was extended to three sets in his semi-final by Michael leong (SOL) and in the final he had to work hard to claim gold over Cyril Jacobe 6-0 4-6 6-1. Leong took out the bronze.
The women’s singles final was an all New Caledonia affair between the very experienced Elodie Dietrich-Rogge and 17 year old Anaeve Pain. The first set went to Pain and she led for most of the second but just when it seemed an upset was about to happen Dietrich-Rogge began a determined fightback. She took the second set in a tiebreaker and then seized control of the third taking it 6-2 to give her gold. Abigail Tere-Apisah (PNG) took the bronze medal.
There was an upset in the women’s doubles where the Tere-Apisah sisters, Abigail and Marcia, gave PNG their first tennis gold medal with a stunning victory over Dietrich-Rogge and Pain. Steffi and Kim Carruthers made it a second set of sisters on the podium taking the bronze medal for Samoa.
Samoa came to the fore in the men’s doubles where Pacific Oceania Davis Cup players Juan Langton and Leon So’onalole combined for a comfortable victory over Jerome Rovo and Cyril Jacobe from vanuatu. The bronze medal went to Nicholas N’Godrela and Maxime Chazal.
The last final was the mixed doubles and New Caledonia came back to claim the gold medal. The two youngest members of the New Caledonia team Maxime Chazal and Anaeve Pain combined to beat Juan Langton and Steffi Carruthers (SAM) 61 64 in the final. Samoa also took the bronze medal where Maylani Ah Hoy combined with Juan Langton.
The presentations of all the medals took place on court at the conclusion of the finals. OTF and all the nations that took part offer their thanks and congratulations to New Caledonia on a very successful Pacific Games Tennis Event.
You can see at a glance the Individual and Team Winners by clicking on the following link: 2011 Pacific Games Medal Table