28 May '11, 4pm

S'porean tennis players head to Spain for training stint

S'porean tennis players head to Spain for training stint

SINGAPORE : The Singapore Tennis Association (STA) has sent 8 youngsters to train in Spain as part of its aim to develop future champions. The group left late on Friday night. Half a million dollars has been set aside for this batch, but already the association is looking at getting more recruits. 14-year-old Rohan Kamdar, the National under-18 boys champion is no stranger to Spain, having been to Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona. And the lanky teenager has packed his bag with more than just tennis gear. He said: "I have brought a lot of food to prepare myself as I am vegetarian, so that I have to bring along a lot of Indian food, (and) food to keep myself fit and healthy. I also try to up my physical fitness... so that I can last longer because I will be playing a lot there." His Singapore coach is fully behind Kamdar's trip to Spain. "When he goes there, he will be exp...

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