Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Pohnpei Youth Tennis Development Program

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM INFORMATION SERVICE), November 22, 1996 - At the opening ceremony for the Pohnpei Thanksgiving Tennis Tournament, at the Kolonia Tennis Courts, last Friday afternoon, the President of the Pohnpei Tennis Club, Dr. Bryan Isaac, was presented $800 worth of youth tennis equipment from Richard Alex, President of the FSM Tennis Federation, and Jim Tobin, FSM National Government Sports Director.

Mr. Tobin wrote a grant to the International Tennis Federation requesting junior tennis equipment to implement a youth tennis program on Pohnpei and later the entire FSM. The donated equipment includes tennis racquets, nets and balls. Dr. Isaac plans to start youth tennis instructional clinics and workshops before the end of the year.

Additional grants have been submitted to the International Tennis Federation to start youth tennis programs in Kosrae, Yap and Chuuk. The initial grant was given to the Pohnpei Tennis Club because of its active youth tennis program. The Pohnpei Thanksgiving Tennis Tournament, sponsored by Mobil Oil Micronesia, has divisions for junior boys and girls.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356