The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. extended its support to the Open tennis tournament organized by the MAC’s CrankIt Tennis Academy (MCTA) from April 21-29, 2018 at the Philippine Columbian Association in Paco, Manila which was open to all aspiring young tennis players in the country.
The Open tournament saw athletes, sports enthusiasts, and generous benefactors during its nine-day run. Players from different parts of the country joined in the hope of bagging the P100,000 grand prize for men’s singles open and P50,000 for women’s open singles.
Coinciding with the first day of the Open was the launch of the MAC’s CrankIt Tennis Academy – Philippines led by its Founder, Coach Patricia Concon-Puzon, a Master Pro Level 3 Coach qualified by the Australia Tennis Professional Coaches Association (ATPCA).
Through the MAC’s CrankIt Foundation, children from the Philippines were sponsored to go to Australia to compete and reach their full potential in the Tennis. The goal to change lives and empower individuals and communities through sports and community service is the common denominator between MCTA and the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. With this, both have reached communities to promote sports and inspire young aspirants to become the best person they can be.
Jeson Patrombon and Marian Capadocia seized the opportunity and won the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles respectively. Clarice Patrimonio and Kane Madison bagged the Women’s Doubles Open while Johnny Arcilla and Bryan Otico achieved victory in the Men’s Doubles Open.
MAC’s CrankIt Tennis Academy - Philippines is under the MAC’s CrankIt Foundation based in Australia. MCF is a non-profit organization whose aim was to change lives and empower individuals and communities through sports and community service.