Chin Tennis Team Swept Away Best Player Prize in Burma
21 February 2011: Mr. Thawng Za Lian, from Chin State Tennis team, won prize for Burma’s best player in the 48th State-and-Region Tennis Tournament after beating the Rangoon Region team in the final at Thein Phyu Tennis Courts in Rangoon on 18 February 2011.
The 34-year-old winner, the youngest son of late Rev. Dr. Cuai Sang, has been praised for his success in the nationwide tennis tournament, with some comments saying: “He has written a new chapter of sports for the new generation of Chin people in Burma.”
Herbert Tum Ceu, Head of Hornbill Tennis Club, told Chinland Guardian: “We are very proud of the achievement at the State-and-Region level, which is actually the highest in the country. The younger players are also very talented and show great potential for the future.”
When asked about the needs for future development, Herbert said: “We have got to make more inputs into our younger generation. Their performance could be much improved if we could afford to hire a better coach. It is also important that the players have not only determination but also discipline.”
The prize includes a medal, a trophy, and financial reward.
The 48th State-and-Region Tennis Tournament, jointly organised by Sports and Physical Education Department and Myanmar Tennis Federation, was held from 11-18 February at the Thein Phyu tennis courts in the former capital, Rangoon.
Van Biak Thang