Sports

Tennis

Tennis Court

  • Tennis courts are provided by RU, RIT and Sports Organizations (e.g. at Theinbyu Court).
  • Some homes have Tennis Courts and often produce good Tennis players at the University and National level.

Joe Ba Maung

  • National Men’s Singles Champion
  • National Men’s Doubles Champion (with Than Lwin)
  • National Mixed Doubles Champion (with Ruby Kha)
  • Taught English at RIT
  • Transferred to Railways
  • Oversaw the Burma Railways Sports programs
  • GBNF

Outstanding Tennis Players

  • Joe Ba Maung
  • Than Lwin
  • Tin Si
  • Khin Si
  • Pe Than Maung
  • Thein Tun (Robert)
  • Biak Cin
  • Maung Maung Lay (Ah Pu Lay)
  • Than Htut
  • Aung Htay
  • Khin Maung Aye
  • Tin Aung Cho
  • Khin Maung Chone
  • Mu Mu Khin (Daphne Tha Dok)
  • Joy Hla Pe
  • Jacqueline Tun Shwe
  • Ma Tin Aye

RIT Tennis

  • Kyaw Sint (E Tai, T70, GBNF)
    National Junior Champion in his high school days.
    University First Eleven in soccer.
  • Soe Tha (EC67)
  • Tun Kyi (M67, GBNF)
  • Kyaw Nyunt (M69, GBNF)
  • James Than (M70)
  • Htin Myaing (A66)

Several sayas (Dr. Aung Gyi, U Aung Khin, U Tin Hlaing, U Tu Myint) played Tennis.

International

  • 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).
  • Rod Laver (“Rocket”) won two “True” Grand Slams:
    First time as an Amateur
    Second time as a Professiona
    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.
    Won the four Tournaments at different times in their career, but not in the same Calendar year.
    Pete Sampras won more tournaments than Andre Agassi, but he failed to win the French Open.
    Born Borg won Wimbledon and French Open multiple times.
  • Roger Federer currently holds the World Record for the most Grand Slam titles.
    Raf Nadal is a close second.
  • “Who is the Greatest Of All Times (GOAT)?” varies with the sports writers and players spanning several generations.

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