Lhuillier eyed as next PHILTA president

MANILA, Philippines — Businessman and sports activities patron Jean-Henri Lhuillier is being eyed to exchange Salvador “Buddy” Andrada as president of the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA).

This comes after Andrada introduced that he’ll step down as the PHILTA president following claims that the affiliation has skilled stagnant development as a result of lack of concrete packages the previous few years.

PHILTA has likewise been mired by management disputes, and stakeholders are calling for adjustments to enhance Philippine tennis.

Lhuillier, president and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier, comes properly beneficial by some main figures in Philippine tennis.

“We thank Mr. Andrada for his determination to step down and thus pave the best way for an orderly transition in PHILTA’s management,” stated Bobby Castro, president and CEO of Palawan Pawnshop.

Former PHILTA regional vice-president John Pages, who helped organized 5 Davis Cup ties in Cebu City, stated he recommends Lhuillier for the place.

“I do know Jean Henri and you can not discover somebody with extra enthusiasm and fervour for tennis.”

For his half, Philippine Sports (PSC) Commissioner William “Butch” Ramirez beforehand launched a press release backing Lhuillier, whom he referred to as “a genuine lover and supporter of the sport of tennis.”

Palawan Pawnshop along with Cebuana Lhuillier earlier bolted out from PHILTA’s calendar and introduced a unified rating system.

Tournament organizers and sponsors quickly adopted their transfer.

Lhuillierr has beforehand expressed his intent to run for the presidency however was denied the chance when Andrada didn’t open the place throughout the elections final February eight.

He stated that ought to he be elected as next president of the affiliation, his principal agenda is to enhance the standard and recognition of the game within the nation.

“If given the chance to lead, I’ll ensure that long-term programs—that will promote the popularity of the sport, enhance the rankings of our national players as well as discover and harness fresh talents, will be in place. I’ll also make sure that the association will be more inclusive. I’m confident that with the support of all stakeholders, we can achieve something special for Philippine tennis in the coming years. I’ve always believed that tennis is a sport that Filipinos can be at par with the world’s best,” stated Lhuillier.

Lhuillier’s lengthy record of assist to Philippine tennis began approach again in 1994 when he organized and funded a Men’s tennis open. He has since been the workforce supervisor and sponsor of the Philippine Davis Cup workforce for greater than 10 years and helps the worldwide campaigns of the nation’s high gamers such as Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales, Francis Casey Alcantara and Katharina Lehnert.

He has likewise been sponsoring high native tournaments such as the annual PCA Open and was instrumental in bringing worldwide tournaments the previous few years such as the ATP Challenger and the ITF and ATF Men’s Futures.

The businessman additionally spearheads the long-standing Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis, which has been ongoing for the previous 11 years and has helped produce high national and collegiate gamers within the nation.

Source: philstar

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