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CONTENTS
THE SCOMI KL OPEN TENNIS
CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
The KL Open is organised by
the Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis
Association
(KLLTA)
and
is
sanctioned and ranked (Mens
and Ladies Open Event only) by
the Lawn Tennis Association of
Malaysia (LTAM).
KL OPEN 2012 TOURNAMENT
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Welcome message by
the KLLTA President

Welcome message by
the LTAM President

Event Guide
Tournament Facts

Advisor
Tan Sri Dato Sri Sallehuddin Mohamed
Co-Chairman
Encik Mirzan Mahathir
Encik Ahmad Jamil
Honorary Secretary
Encik Mohd Khairuddin Baharom
Honorary Treasurer

Prize Money
Past Winners
Spectator Information
Play and Stay Campaign

Encik Mohd Helmi Mohamad


Executive Secretary

A Stage for All Abilities

Encik Ali Reza Azmi


Tournament Director

Tennis Island

Encik Mohd Khairuddin Baharom


Committee Members

About the KLLTA

Encik Mohd Helmi Mohamad


Encik Ahmad Farid Mazrin Arif

Sponsors
Acknowledgements

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


THE KUALA LUMPUR
LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

On behalf of the Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association, I warmly


welcome all of you to the Scomi Kuala Lumpur Open Tennis
Championships 2012, our premier annual event. Following last
years success, we have sought to make this tournament even
more enticing and better organized. We are pleased that the KL
Open is again recognized by LTAM as being part of the national circuit attracting valuable
points for the Malaysian competitors. Together with the expected entry of many overseas
players, the tournament should witness exciting tennis in all categories as competitors battle
to be champion.
Continuing our efforts to attract more of our youth to play tennis as a healthy activity and a
competitive sport, we have signicantly enhanced our Tennis Carnival held on the Saturday
during the Championships. Themed Tennis Island, children aged six through 15 will not
only watch and participate in the Play+Stay Tennis Program developed by the International
Tennis Federation but also engage in other fun-lled activities with tennis themes in a carnival
atmosphere. Those that want to learn to play tennis can then enroll in our sponsor-supported
community tennis program.
We strive to make the KL Open a tournament that caters to the needs of all our stakeholders.
Feedback on our performance and constructive comment on areas for improvement are
more than welcomed. Over time, we hope to ensure that the KL Open continues to attract
talented players so that the standard of competition rises.
This Championships could not have been realized without the generous support of so many
organizations and individuals. Our thanks go to Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur for again
providing needed logistical and material support. The Scomi Group is again our title sponsor
for which we are deeply grateful. We appreciate too the kind and continuing generosity of
our Gold and Silver Sponsors. A special mention goes to the CIMB Bank who is our Primary
Carnival Sponsor this year.
Let me express my gratitude to all the competitors, their coaches, parents and supporters,
both local and foreign, for your participation and competitive spirit. Last but not least, allow
me to thank the tournaments organizing committee, the ofcials and all the volunteers, too
many to mention.
We hope that you will enjoy what we have organized for you, both the Championships and
the Carnival. Thank you.
Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association
TAN SRI DATO SRI SALLEHUDDIN MOHAMED
President

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CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


OF THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION
OF MALAYSIA
The Scomi Kuala Lumpur Open Tennis Championships 2012,
organised by the KLLTA, happens to be the second afliate to
host the National Circuit. The rst was Malacca Lawn Tennis
Association.
Congratulations to KLLTA for organizing this event and we hope they would continue to
organize this prestigious tournament in years to come. KLLTA have taken a step further by
increasing the prize money for the Mens Singles Champion from RM 4,000 to RM 5,000.
With this added incentive, I was informed that players from Thailand and Indonesia have
indicated their interests to participate. This encouraging development will surely spur the
players and denitely enhance the standard of play among Malaysians.
We, at LTAM, also hope some new stars would emerge from this newly restructured National
Circuit.
Almost all States in Malaysia have sufcient courts available to run a championship of this
nature and we really look forward to all State Afliates organize a proper qualifying rounds
for their players so that we can see quality state players in this main draw championship.
This will denitely help LTAM promote the development of high performance tennis for
Malaysia.
For the foreign players, we would like to wish Selamat Datang and have a good week of
tennis in Kuala Lumpur.
Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia
TAN SRI DATUK ABDUL RAZAK LATIFF
President

EVENT GUIDE
The Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association (KLLTA) is organizing the KL Open
Tennis Championships for the second year running, following last years success.
The tournament has been sanctioned by the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia
(LTAM) and is now ofcially the 3rd leg of the National Tennis Circuit.
This years KL Open will be the biggest local tournament on the National Tennis
Circuit with total prize money increased from RM28, 000 to RM40, 000. With the
increase in prize money, we hope to also attract some of the best talents from
neighboring countries to participate.

TOURNAMENT FACTS
Organiser
Sanctioned by
Status

: Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association (KLLTA)


: Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM)
: Sanctioned & National Ranking Tournament (3rd Leg)

Tournament Dates

: 6th to 10th June 2012

Venues

: National Tennis Centre Jalan Duta


(Mens & Ladies Open Events)
: DBKL Tasik Titiwangsa Tennis Complex

Surface

: Hard Court

Ofcial Ball

: Prince

Tournament Director : Encik Mohd Khairuddin Baharom


Tournament Referee : Encik Razmee Rawi
Events

: Mens Open Singles & Doubles


: Ladies Open Singles & Doubles
: Mens Masters Singles & Doubles
35 Years old & above
: Mens Veteran Singles & Doubles
50 years old & above

Field Size

: Mens Open Singles


: Mens Open Doubles
: Ladies Open Singles
: Ladies Open Doubles
: Mens Masters Singles
: Mens Masters Doubles
: Mens Veteran Singles
: Mens Veteran Doubles

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EVENT GUIDE
PRIZE MONEY
Tier 1

EVENT

Mens
Open
Single

Mens
Open
Double

Mens
Master
Single

Mens
Master
Double

Mens
Veteran
Single

Mens
Veteran
Double

Ladies
Open
Single

Ladies
Open
Double

Winners

5,000

2,000

1,000

800

800

400

1,200

600

2,500

1,000

600

500

400

200

600

300

1,000

500

300

300

250

100

300

150

500

250

150

50

250
100
50

100
50

Mens
Open
Single

Mens
Open
Double

Mens
Master
Single

Mens
Master
Double

Mens
Veteran
Single

Mens
Veteran
Double

Ladies
Open
Single

Ladies
Open
Double

500

300

300

200

200

150

300

200

250

150

200

150

100

100

150

100

150

100

100

75

50

50

75

50

Runner up
Semi
Finalist
Qtr
Finalist
9 - 16
17- 32
33 - 64

Tier 2

EVENT
Winners
Runner up
Semi
Finalist

50

Qtr
100
50
Finalist
9- 16
50
Note : 1) A two-tier system will be introduced to each events subject to the entries
for each particular event are 32 and above
2) Prize money is paid in Malaysia Ringgit (RM) currency

PAST WINNERS
KL OPEN 2011
Mens Open Singles Champion
Mens Open Doubles Champion
Mens Masters Singles Champion
Mens Masters Doubles Champion
Mens Veteran Singles Champion
Mens Veteran Doubles Champion
Womens Open Singles Champion
Womens Open Doubles Champion

: Pruchya Itsarow
: Ariez Elyaas/Ahmad Deedat
: Marco Winter
: Najib Ibrahim/Nadir Ashraff
: Terry Wong
: Zakaria/Selva
: Achiraya Sripom
: Achiraya Sripom/Choompoothip Judakate

EVENT GUIDE
SPECTATOR INFORMATION
Spectators Please
1. Do not enter or leave stands except at the change of ends and not during a tiebreak.
2. Do not make noise during a rally.
3. Do not applaud a net cord or a double fault.
4. Do not use ash photography whilst play is in progress.
5. In line with government regulations, smoking is forbidden within all buildings at
the Jalan Duta and Tasik Titiwangsa tennis complex.
6. No mobile phones around the courts.
Prohibited Items
For the comfort and safety of patrons and players, the following items are NOT
allowed into the Jalan Duta National Tennis Center:
Alcohol.
Animals except service animals (eg. seeing eye dogs).
Any item that could be used as a weapon.
Beach balls and other inatable devices.
Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and roller-blades/skates.
Drink and food cans.
Chairs and stools.
Fireworks.
Glass (including bottles).
Large containers in excess of 1.5 litres.
Flags, banners or signs larger than 1.2m wide or with handles longer than 50cm
in length.
Musical instruments and/or amplication equipment.
Unauthorised advertising or marketing material or yers.
Laser pointers, distress signals, whistles or loud hailers.
Dangerous goods and any other item prohibited by legislation.
Note: Prams and strollers are not permitted in seating areas.
1. Please alert any nearby KLLTA ofcials immediately if you spot an emergency or
feel that danger is imminent.
2. Evacuation. If you are asked to evacuate a court or the grounds, please leave
by the nearest exit or as directed by KLLTA ofcials. Take your bag(s) with you;
do not endanger yourself.

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PLAY AND STAY CAMPAIGN


TENNIS HAS NEVER BEEN THIS MUCH FUN
The Play+Stay programme is just for kids. Children learn to play on the right size court
using rackets that are perfect for small hands and balls that dont bounce too high.
And they can play anywhere. Children can enjoy Play+Stay with their friends or
family at home, school and at their local tennis club all you need is a at surface.
The KLLTA organises our Play+Stay programme primarily at the DBKL Tennis Complex
in Tasik Titiwangsa on the weekends. We have three intakes at the start of each
quarter with the last quarter reserved for competition between students past and
present.
Complete newcomers are encouraged to attend. As the children progress through
each stage their condence grows along with their skills as they master each ball
and court. Funded by the CIMB Foundation, our programmes are FREE for all, but
limited to complete newcomers to the game only.
With the Play+Stay, kids learn to play tennis the right way and develop at their own
pace. Developed by the International Tennis Federation, the Play+Stay program is
the perfect t for kids.
Start Playing Now
Are you ready to start playing in our Play+Stay programme with your friends? Heres
how you can start playing:
Step 1 Get in touch! Contact any one of our KLLTA qualied coaches to nd out
more. Please refer to the end of this section for contact details.
Why the Change?
For decades, soccer, basketball, netball, rugby, cricket and many other sports
introduced children to their sports through the use of smaller equipment and a
reduced playing area.
Meanwhile, children learning to play tennis were doing so with the same size racket
an adult would use, while playing on a full-size court the way professionals do.
So in 2010, the KLLTA introduced the Play+Stay programme the fun and easy way
to learn how to serve, rally and score. And were not the only ones. In the past few
years more than 120 nations have adopted modied tennis programs, including all
four Grand Slam countries.

A Stage for All Abilities


Red stage Explore (ages 58)
The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a
yellow ball and doesnt bounce as high (just 25 per cent
compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players
to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage
are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.

Orange stage Develop (ages 810)

After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the


Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50 per
cent compression) and the court is a bit bigger.

Green stage Encourage (ages 9+)


The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression
rate (75 per cent of a yellow tennis ball). The children play on
a full-size court. Finally, when they are ready, kids graduate to
the yellow ball and play on a full-size court.
A New Way to Play
As of 1 January 2012 the ITF recommends that all 10 and under competitions and tournaments
worldwide use low-compression balls and smaller courts, which are also used in our KLLTA Play+Stay
programme. Please make sure that your coach is using the right equipment for your child; else nd a
coach who does.
Our Intakes
The KLLTA has three intakes per year, with each intake running for a duration of 12 weeks. The students
are accepted on a rst come rst serve basis and the KLLTA has the right to refuse anyone who we
deem not suitable for this programme.
Details:
Next Intake
: 1 September to 30 November 2012
Venue
: DBKL Taman Tasik Titiwangsa Tennis Complex
Number of sessions : Four two-hour sessions held every Saturday of the month (4 sessions per month),
per intake
with a total of 12 sessions for the entire duration.
Cost
: FREE
Eligibilit
: Kids from ages of 5 to 16 years old and never held a tennis racket .before in their life.
Number of kids
: We limit the intakes to no more than 50 kids.
Need more information?
Youve got questions, weve got the answers! Contact us now:
Mohd Khairuddin Baharom 012 3062 130
Mohd Helmi Mohamad
012 3409 388
Ali Reza Azmi
012 3880 980
Or email playstay@tenniskl.my

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TENNIS ISLAND
WHAT IS TENNIS ISLAND?
In conjunction with the KL Open, we are organizing a one day Tennis Carnival dubbed the
Tennis Island, which is supported by CIMB Bank. Our objective is to use the Carnival as a
platform to promote the sport of tennis to children and young adults in a fun and engaging
manner.
We had the rst Tennis Carnival last year in conjunction with the 2011 KL Open Tennis
Championships. Based on our experience gain from that Carnival, we felt that the need to
market tennis to the young exists and the Carnival was a good vehicle to do so. We therefore
went about addressing the short-comings of that Carnival and set about organizing a much
improved event this year. The KLLTA remains committed to reaching out to the youth and
showing them the joys of tennis through events such as this Tennis Carnival.
For this years Carnival, the KLLTA have engaged professionals to plan, organize and manage
the event, centered on the theme Tennis Island. Island Talk, which is headed by Malaysias
very own reggae pop star, Sasi the Don., will manage the Carnival in collaboration with
the Association. With Sasis knowledge and experience with the youth market, along with
his contacts in the entertainment industry, we have put in place an attractive event for
kids of all ages (adults and parents are welcome too!). A fun lled day is being planned
featuring performances by top local artistes such as Caprice, Nadhirah, Prema Yin and
Balan Kashmir.
The tennis courts in the indoor stadium at the National Tennis Center at Jalan Duta will be
converted into a pirates island where lots of games and creative activities with a tennis
and pirate theme will be held.
While the entertainment is designed to liven up the atmosphere, the centerpiece will be
the Play+Stay exercises, drills and mini matches. Play+Stay is a holistic program developed
by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to enable children and young adults to quickly
and enthusiastically learn the basics of tennis and start playing the game.
We hope to attract as many children as we can to come to the Carnival. More importantly,
to get the children interested in tennis immediately! So do come and show your support for
local tennis. Besides, it will be a great way to spend time with the kids over the weekend!
ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE DAY INCLUDES

Emcee activities, games and interaction.

Guess the number of balls.

Nintendo Wii Tennis Experience.

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ABOUT THE KUALA LUMPUR


LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION
OUR HISTORY
Persatuan Lawn Tenis Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis
Association or KLLTA) was rst registered under the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on April 1987.
All activities within the association are run in accordance with the Rules of Kuala Lumpur
Lawn Tennis Association which was approved by the Registrar of Societies.
With the passing of the Sports Development Act of 1997 (Akta Pembangunan Sukan
1997), and under Rule (6) of the Registered Sports Association, Ministry of Youth and Sports
Malaysia, the KLLTA received acknowledgement as a registered sports association on the
14th October 1999. The Sports Commissioner at that time was Dato Mohamad Zabri Min.
OUR ASSOCIATIONS STRUCTURE
The management of the Association is vested in an Executive Committee consisting of a
President, three (3) Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary and
eight (8) Ordinary Committee Members. All posts within the association are decided on
a nomination and election process put forth by all the member clubs and afliates of the
KLLTA.
The rst Management Team of the Association as elected on April 1989 is as follows:
President
Tan Sri Sallehuddin bin Mohamed (JPM)
Vice President (1) Dato Mohd Noor Abd Rahim
(DBKL)
Vice President (2) Dato Wan Abd Rahman Yaakob (JKR)
Vice President (3) Dato Zolkipli Abdul
(JPA)
Hon Secretary
Encik Hassan Talib
(EPU)
Asst Secretary
Encik Zolkples Embong
(MSN)
Hon Treasurer
Encik Mohd Khalik Abd Wahab) (BPR)
Members
Encik Amir Manan
(Ukur)
Encik Ahmad Abd Jamil
(Felda)
Encik Abd Razak Abd Latif
(BPR)
Encik Adnan Abd Rahman
(JPM)
Encik Zahid Arifn Idrus
(BBCB)
Encik Malik Idrus
(Petronas)
Encik Musalidin Dahalan
(Buruh)
Encik Zulkii Mohd Saman
(JKR)
OUR ASSOCITATIONS MAIN OBJECTIVES
The KLLTA has a responsibility towards the game of tennis within Kuala Lumpur and its
surrounding areas. Though we are a volunteer organization, we hold serious to the objectives
set forth in the KLLTA charter and it is our responsibility to promote our great game of tennis
to the masses while focusing on developing future champions.

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Our Objectives and Responsibilities:


1.
To uphold the laws of the game of tennis as at present adopted by the Lawn Tennis
Association of Malaysia (LTAM) with such alterations and additions thereto as may
from time to time be made.
2.
To be afliated to the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM).
3.
To promote and develop the game of tennis in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
by planning and implementing training and development programmes, organising
tennis tournaments and participate in LTAM programmes.
4.
Generally to advance and safeguard the interests of the game of tennis and to employ
the funds of the Association for that purpose.
5.
The Association may carry out any economic and business activities, including
incorporating Cooperatives, Companies or Joint Ventures; buying, renting,
constructing, or owning properties, movable or permanent, selling or owning part of,
involve in investment in the form of bonds or stocks/shares, apply loans from nancial
institutions, promote the creation of foundation or academies for the sole purpose of
the development of the game of tennis.
6.
All prots derived from the activities shall not be allocated/divided/shared to any
members of the Association except for the development and management of
tennis.
OUR STORY SO FAR
Under the leadership of the President, Tan Sri Sallehuddin Mohamed, the Association has
drawn up a number of Development plans and programmes to uplift the Association to
greater heights; increasing the junior development programmes including organising
tournaments, Coaching Clinics for grass-roots; Play & Stay Clinics for kids; and organizing
Close Championships at FT level and Open events at the national level.
Due to the great efforts put up by members of the Association; the ofcials and coaches,
coupled with the support of parents, KLLTA has been able to produce calibre players
over the last few years. Our Juniors players have made their mark in the number of Junior
tournaments; Sportexcel; Internationals Junior Championships held in KL, Selangor, Penang,
Perlis and Langkawi; having achieved success as either as Champions, Runners up, or in the
top four in each category.
Over the years from 1994 to 1998, names like Terence Chia, Dannio Yahaya, Azizul Azhar,
Mohd Hazriq have participated and won medals in their quests at state championships
and national level tournaments. Marcus Chee, Mohd Hyqal, Johan Ariff, Sean Yip, Ashaari
Zainal, Hanifa Rahizam, Wan Muiz Aziz, Joshua Jordan, Fauzan Shaharudin, Umarul Syatir
Dziyaudin are the few who have brought medals to FTKL through their participations in
various tournaments including SUKMA Meets in 1998 through 2008.
In the Girls category, we have had players like Joanna Phang, Siti Aisha, Sabreena Gill,
Hyda Yazmin Yazip, Shareena Gill, Lyana, Airina, Nurin Nabila Roslan, Denise Thng, Akshara
Ramesh, Tan Jia Yin, who have taken part in various championships including SUKMA(s). We
are glad to note that in SUKMA 2010 held in KL, FTKL Tennis Teams (boys & girls) achieved
One (1) Silver and Five (5) Bronze medals, the highest achivement of the last eight (8) SUKMA
tournaments where FTKL took part.

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Our young and up and coming junior players under the elite programmes Muhd Khairil Anas,
Mohd Saiful Azri, Joshua Gerard Liu, Tobias Sean Waldau, Nur Eliza Khairul, Shareena Kaur,
Tan Jia Yi, Kok Zi Yu, are now in regular training with KLLTA coaches and the players own
coaches, in preparation for tournaments which have been lined up for them; the Sportexcel
championships at FTKL, Zone and national level tournaments.
OUR FUTURE PLANS
The KLLTA is an association with big ambitions. We want tennis to be the sport of choice
for the people who are living and working in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. The
Play+Stay programme approved by the ITF is a proven methodology to make it easy and
enjoyable for a copmlete beginner to learn tennis. We feel it is our duty to provide this
programme to the public so that many more young children will consider tennis as one of
their main sports activities.
By graduating the children at an early age from our programme, we seek to provide coaches
offering their services within the city the opportunity to take them to a higher standard of
play. This enables them to decide if they want to play tennis as a leisure activity or to also
participate in more formal competitive activity. Since we are building a growing base of
beginner players, we hope to nd a number who are keen on competition. We look to offer
events at all levels that offer the opportunity for competition to take place. The KL Open
Tennis Championships is the highest level of competition for the Association.
Through the many events planned, we hope to identify talented players who have the
necessary skills, physical and mental strength, to be considered for representation in national
and overseas tournaments. These individuals will receive additional training to prepare
them for the rigors of competition at national and international level. Our aim is to raise
the standard of tennis in the Federal Territory such that we will produce ATF and ITF ranked
players and ultimately have players who can win their tournaments.
In order to achieve these high standards, we look to assist our Kuala Lumpur-based
coaches and ofcials to learn more and graduate to higher qualications. Together with
the players and their parents and supporters, we seek to roll out our plans with their active
participation. By getting more people involved in all our events, we hope to grow the
number of corporations that support our goals. It is the combination of all these activities
that will allow us to move forward and make tennis the sport of choice for many who live
and work in Kuala Lumpur.

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ABOUT THE LAWN TENNIS


ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
CURRENT 2012 KLLTA
OFFICE BEARERS
President
Tan Sri Dato Sri Sallehuddin
Mohamed
Vice Presidents
Tan Sri Wan Abdul Rahman
Yaakob
Encik Ahmad Abdul Jamil
Encik Mirzan Mahathir
Honorary Secretary
Encik Mohd Khairuddin
Baharom
Honorary Treasurer
Encik Mohd Helmi Mohamad
Asst. Honorary Secretary
Encik Wan Hisham Nor Wan
Harun
Executive Secretary
Encik Ali Reza Azmi
Executive Committee Members
Encik Tuan Zahirman Zarif
Tuan Yusof
Encik Azizul Azhar Ahmad
Encik Jamaluddin Md Ayet
Encik Abu Bakar Yeop
Encik Mudzir Seman
Encik Jaafar Abu
Encik Samsudin Ayub
Encik Wan Mohamad Darani

KLLTA Member Clubs


A very special mention goes out to all our afliates as without
these clubs, the KLLTA would not be in existence; therefore
many thanks and our deepest gratitude goes out to all the
member clubs for their undying support all these years.
As of January 2012, the KLLTA has 21 Member Clubs afliated
with the Association. They are:
1. Kelab Sukan Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM)
2. Kelab Sukan Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL)
3. Kelab Sukan Majlis Sukan Negara (MSN)
4. Kelab Sukan Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP)
5. Kelab Sukan & Rekreasi CIMB
6. Kelab Sukan Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)
7. Kelab Sukan Jabatan Ukur Malaysia (UKUR)
8. Kelab Sukan & Rekreasi FELDA
9. Kelab Sukan PETRONAS
10. Kelab Sukan SME Bank
11. Kelab Sukan Suruhanjaya Pencegah Rasuah Malaysia
(SPRM)
12. Kelab Sukan Hospital KL
13. KelabSukan Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
14. Kelab Sukan Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
15. Kelab Sukan Telekom Malaysia (TELEKOM)
16. Kelab Sukan Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN)
17. Kelab Sukan Jabatan Pendidikan WP
18. Kelab Sukan & Kebajikan Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM)
19. Kelab Sukan Tasik Perdana Kuala Lumpur
20. Kelab Sukan Taman Melewar
21. KL Champs Academy
We realize that the past few years have been rather quiet,
but we intend to change all that by organizing something
special to show our appreciation to our members. Full details
will be announced soon!

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Presented By
The Kuala Lumpur Lawn Tennis Association

ABOUT THE LAWN TENNIS


ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION
OF MALAYSIA OFFICE BEARERS
2011/2013
PRESIDENT
TAN SRI DATUK ABDUL RAZAK LATIFF
VICE PRESIDENT
DATO AHMAD JAAFAR
DATO PATRICK LIEW CHIN JOON
MR. CHENG JOO CHONG
HON. SECRETARY
MR. IBRAHIM ABU BAKAR
HON. TREASURER
CIK AZIAH ABDULLAH
ASST. HON. TREASURER
MR. MOHD ARFIF MOHD YUSOFF
MEMBERS
MR. HASHIM HAJI IBRAHIM
MR. LEE FOCK MUN
MR. FRANCIS TSU KOK ENG
MR. ABDUL HADI EMBY
MR. MOHD YAZIP MATORI
MR. JOHNSON KOH YONG SIANG
MR. MOHD KHAIRUDDIN
BAHAROM

HISTORY
The Lawn Tennis Association of Malaya (LTAM) was
founded in 1925 due largely to the keenness, foresight
and practical work of Mr. Justice McCabe Reay, its
rst president. The LTAM was later afliated with the
Lawn Tennis Association in England, which in turn was a
member of the International Lawn Tennis Federation.
By 1935 the LTAM had grown to comprise (Selangor
LTA, Perak LTA, Negeri Sembilan LTA, Johore LTA) and
the Straits Settlement (Singapore LTA, Penang LTA,
Malacca LTA). In 1937 LTAM joined the ILTF. World War 2
interrupted LTAM activities but was revived in 1948 with
John A. Choon-leong became the rst President of LTAM
as well as of SLTA. On the resignation of C.K. Pang as
Secretary of both LTA of Malaya and Singapore LTA, the
two Associations split off with the Late Mr V. Rajaratnam
taking over as Secretary of LTAM.
The LTAM became an Associate Member of the ILTF in
1937 and a Full Member in 1963. The name was changed
to the LTA of Malaysia in 1964 to include the other States
of the new Federation of Malaysia.
State tournaments and Open Invitational both locally
and internally were introduced under the guidance
and rules of the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaya and
later Malaysia. Such popular tournaments were the
annual Malayan/Malaysian Malays Tennis Tournaments
patronized and participated by the Rulers, and
Governors.
Notable Rulers who participated were: H.R.H. The Sultan
of Pahang, H.R.H. The Raja of Perlis, H.R.H. The Sultan
of Perak, H.R.H The Sultan of Kedah, H.R.H The Sultan
of Terengganu and The Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negri
Sembilan. The Rulers were all avid and prominent tennis
player who started playing tennis during their college
days at home and abroad. They in turn encouraged
the ordinary public to participate and play with them in
tournaments.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

DEWAN BANDARAYA KUALA LUMPUR


KOMPLEKS SUKAN NEGARA
NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL OF MALAYSIA
LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
GRAND SEASONS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
SCOMI GROUP
WESTPORTS MALAYSIA
OPCOM HOLDINGS BERHAD
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TECHNIP
PRINCE

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