punjas serve up a tennis feast for fans

Punjas have partnered with Tennis Fiji to serve up a feast of international tennis to fans by hosting the Punjas Oceania Tennis Championships from 2nd to 9th June, 2016 at the Victoria Courts and Suva Lawn Tennis courts respectively.

Sixty players from fourteen Pacific Nations, will be competing at the Championship, that include Australia, New Zealand, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Vanuatu, Solomon, Kiribati, Tonga, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Samoa, Tuvalu, Guam and Fiji.

Tennis Fiji’s President Mr. Richard Breen predicts that, based on current form, Teams from New Caledonia and Australia will be the toughest competitors in this tournament. "We can’t predict what the other competitors are going to achieve, but we can say that the Fijian team is also looking very strong", says Mr.Breen.

"We are excited about our involvement in the Oceania Championships", said Mr Gopal Jadhav, Group Marketing Manager for Punjas. "We have always supported sports and activities that promote healthy lifestyles and tennis fits well with this stance. It is a game that requires both mental and physical strengths."

"It is also a game that people from all walks of life, and all age groups, can enjoy and compete in fun or serious competitions such as this one", he continued. "And we have the perfect climate here in Fiji to allow us to play all year round. There has been investment in tennis facilities around the country and we encourage both young and old to make use of these courts so that we can see future Fiji and Oceania champions emerging, said Mr. Jadhav.

"To the people of Suva and surrounding districts we encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful international spectacle and come and enjoy a day of exciting competition in the Suva sunshine, he concluded".

The championship will be officially opened by the Minister for Industry, Trade & Tourism, Honorable Faiyaz Koya at the Suva Lawn on Thursday 2nd June at 8:30 am.