Vannasak Heads to US on Tennis Scholarship

One of Cambodia’s junior players, Chheang Vannasak will leave Phnom Penh tonight to the United States to pursue his studies at the Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho on a tennis scholarship.

With some good results in domestic competitions to his credit, Vannasak, who graduated from high school in Phnom Penh, succeeded in getting the Idaho scholarship in a NAIA Division tennis college.

Vannasak, who started tennis under his father’s tutelage, got into Tennis Cambodia’s grassroots program as an eight year old and moved up in scale to the junior program and eventually to the national team enclosure where he picked up some valuable lessons training with the Davis Cup squad members on a regular basis.

“I am happy that one of the products of our Junior Initiative has a pathway to better education and life through tennis. Creating opportunities for youngsters to shape their own bright futures has always been our overarching aim,” Tennis Cambodia secretary General Tep Rithivit told the Post yesterday.

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