Pattaya, Thailand – The 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament recently held at the Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness was a massive success. Sponsored by Home Mart – Koh Patara, OTIS, VC Fabric Co., Ltd, Dunlop, Wattana systems and SMCC (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the tournament brought together Thais and other nationalities (Thailand residents) and supportive fans who came out for 3 days of non-stop blockbuster tennis action.
The tournament started with a warm welcome from Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, who is also an accomplished Tennis player and a long-time enthusiast of the sport. Fast-paced and entertaining, the matches were competitive and produced top-level tennis. The tournament adopted an ATP World Tour finals style setting and the round-robin scoring system format which enabled competitors to play several heart-pumping matches against different opponents making it an action-packed weekend for all. Participants of the Fitz Club Tennis Tournament this year once again included Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) Tennis Champions as well as ex ITF champions.
Dr. Anand Vichyanond (RBSC Champion), aka the Baby-Face Assassin who was last year’s first runner up, was crowned the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Champion. Mr. Ryckembusch Martial was the 1st runner up. Each was presented with a trophy, cash prize and vouchers for the Cliff Spa.
Players who also won the group stage and reached the tough semi-finals were Mr. Alberto Cinicola and Mr. Daniel Rajsky who showed a lot of heart in all their matches. Mr. Pati Buddhavibul (RBSC Champion) was announced the winner of the second division. Amazing athletes, lively spectators, good sportsmanship and beautiful weather made the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament a smashing success!
Royal Cliff aims to build a Tennis and sports community in Pattaya and allow more senior players the opportunity to stay active, improve their game and get more socially connected. It continually makes a positive difference in the lives of athletes who are given the chance to play, have fun and develop a lifetime appreciation for the sport. Preventive measures against COVID-19 were placed during the tournament which was in accordance with government guidance when it comes to health, social distancing and hygiene. These include temperature checks, no handshakes, regularly cleaning the public areas and players’ chairs, the use of hand sanitizers and social distancing guidelines for the spectators.
Fitz Club – Racquets, Health & Fitness has been frequented by top ATP players including Mikhail Youzhny, Denis Istomin and Nikolay Davydenko who have set up tennis camp here frequently. The Tennis courts are of the same standard as the Australian Open so top players choose Fitz Club to get used to the conditions to prepare for the big grand slam tournament. Renowned as the leading luxury sports center in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard region, it is fully equipped with state of the art facilities
including excellent cardio machines, 7 floodlit tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned squash courts, a swimming pool, table tennis and sauna & steam rooms.
Photo Caption: Sponsored by Home Mart – Koh Patara, OTIS, VC Fabric Co., Ltd, Dunlop, Wattana Systems and SMCC (Thailand) Co., Ltd, the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament was a massive success.
Photo Caption: Amazing athletes, lively spectators, good sportsmanship and beautiful weather made the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament a memorable event.
Photo Caption: Mr. Daniel Rajsky, a frequent winner of previous tournaments and last year’s champion exhibits his tennis prowess during the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament.
Photo Caption: Dr. Anand Vichyanond, the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament Champion and Mr. Ryckembusch Martial, the 1st runner up showed great Tennis finesse during the finals.
Photo Caption: Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Mr. Thibault Sellier, the Resident Manager of the Royal Cliff Wing Suites & Spa present the prizes to Dr. Anand Vichyanond, the Champion of the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament.
Photo Caption: Mr. Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Mr. Thibault Sellier, the Resident Manager of the Royal Cliff Wing Suites & Spa congratulate Mr. Pati Buddhavibul, the winner of the 12th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament 2nd Division.