Junior netters stay busy this summer as the PPS-PEPP national age group circuit resumes in key cities in Luzon and Mindanao beginning with the Ipil leg which got under way Wednesday at the 102nd Igsoon Brigade Tennis Courts in Zamboanga Sibugay.
Close to 120 players are vying in the Group 2 tournament presented by Dunlop featuring nine age group divisions with Faith Regencia, Glaze Omos and Jalia Elumba leading the bidders in the girls’ 16- and 18-U classes and Lex Estillore, Zarc Denopol, Al Dree Pan, Miggy Omos and Al Ritz Pan gaining top seeding in the top two categories in the boys’ side.
Meanwhile, the Luzon swing actually fired off last Monday with the Pulilan, Bulacan leg with San Pablo, Laguna hosting the next stop of the circuit put up by Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala on May 4-12 for the Escudero Cup.
The Cainta Open, which will feature the country’s top players, will be held on May 13-21 while the two-weekend PPS-PEPP UP National Student Open will be played on May 18-19 and on May 25-26.
“This annual PPS-PEPP nationwide summer circuit is part of our continuing commitment not only to develop the sport and help produce future stars but also to keep our youth away from vices,” said Palawan Pawnshop president/CEO Bobby Castro.