On the 5th of October, students from international schools across Taiwan came up Yangmingshan to compete in our first annual TISSA Tennis Varsity Tournament. This event attracted many fans and supporters.
The “special guest” of the event was professional Taiwanese tennis player, Hsieh Su-Wei, who has achieved many things and is most well-known for her career-high ranking of 23 for singles, and a ranking of 1 for doubles.
Throughout the day, there was a total of 14 boys and 5 girls who participated in the tournament and a total of 78 games for the boys and 10 for the girls. The athletes had many intense and entertaining games that had stretched the length of the tournament with thrilling moments. After a long day of persevering, our athletes have played incredibly and should be extremely proud of themselves. Our top 2 from the boys being, Jacky who came 3rd for boys’ singles, and James who came 1st for boys’ singles, and Carol came 2nd for girls’ singles.
Angela, one of our sports leaders was also lucky enough to be able to interview Hsieh Su-Wei and her comments on what moment in her career impressed her the most.
This was her response: “This year I was playing with Jennifer Pretty in Cincinnati, we were very competitive and there were some very exciting moments in the game. Sometimes during these moments, she laughed out loud, which made me felt very warm inside because tennis isn’t just a sport. There are other components, for example friendship, sportsmanship and etiquette. So tennis is a very interesting sport.” From her response seen here I hope that we all realise that sports are not just to help us maintain our fitness but also to make friends, build respect and each other, and learn life’s lessons.
Written by Arsalan H3 (Sports Leader)