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Tennis woes a bane

The raging leadership dispute in Philippine tennis can slow down the progress of players bidding to compete in the international arena.

But Mac’s Crank It Tennis Academy has embraced the social responsibility to insulate some of the country’s promising junior netters from the conflict.

MCTA chair Fadi El-Soury said they have signed up several talented junior players as scholars of the academy and brought them to Australia in a noble bid to produce the first professional Filipino tennis player high in the world rankings.

“It’s a service. We’re not here to interfere in any association or involve ourselves in politics,’’ said El-Soury during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Golden Phoenix Hotel. “It doesn’t matter who the kid is, as long as he shows potential and dedication.’’