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Tennis

Updated on April 17, 2019

Tennis Courts

Tennis courts are provided by Rangoon University (RU), Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT) and by Sports Organizations (e.g. at Theinbyu Court).

Some homes have Tennis Courts and often produce good Tennis players at the University and National level.

Tennis Champions

Saya Joe Ba Maung (RIT English) was National Champion in Singles and in Doubles with U Than Lwin. Saya Joe transferred from RIT to Burma Railways. He oversaw the Burma Railways Sports programs (Tennis, Soccer, …)

U Than Lwin succeeded Saya Joe as National Champion. His spouse Daw Mu Mu Khin represented Burma in the Second SEAP Games.

Some early outstanding Tennis players include U Tin Si and U Khin Si. The two brothers also played soccer.

Some later Burma Selected players include U Maung Maung Lay (Ah Pu Lay), U Than Htut, and U Aung Htay (GBNF, younger brother of U Sein Win [M69]).

U Kyaw Sint (E Tai, T70, GBNF) was National Junior Champion in his high school days. He was also University First Eleven in soccer.

U Soe Tha (EC67), U Tun Kyi (M67, GBNF), U Kyaw Nyunt (M69), James Than (70), … represented RIT in Tennis.

Several sayas (U Tin Hlaing, U Tu Myint, …) played Tennis.

Help from US Tennis Federation

The US Tennis Federation sent some players (Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, …) to Burma to hold Tennis Clinics and Exhibition Matches (with selected Burmese Tennis stars).

Grand Slam

Rod Laver (“Rocket”) won two “True” Grand Slams: the first time as an Amateur and the second time as a Professional. He won all four Grand Slam Tournaments (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) in the same Calendar year.

Some (e.g. Andre Agassi) won “Career” Grand Slam. They won the four Tournaments at different times in their career, but not in the same Calendar year.

Roger Federer currently holds the World Record for the most Grand Slam titles. Close on his heels is Raf Nadal.

GOAT

“Who is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Times)?” is a good topic for debate. It is difficult to compare players (spanning several generations). The sports writers are not free of bias.

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