‘Pot Luck’ do for Nurshaneem gets huge response

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United States bound Sabah tennis star Nurshaneem Shamsuddin was a given a grand send off by the Sabah Tennis Association at the Likas Tennis courts on Thursday.

It was only a “pot luck” do but the huge turn out – which saw parents, coaches, players, both seniors and juniors, tennis officials was simply overwhelming and left STA president Johnson Koh a pleased man.

Johnson was pleased with the huge turnout from all parties, especially the junior players and their parents.

Nurshaneem has been aceepted by world renowned Nick Boleteri Acamdemy in Florida
to further her tennis and her studies on a four-year degree course.

“This auguts well for Sabah tennis. The sport has a huge following in Sabah and it is very encouraging to see the juniors and their parents contributing dishes for the occasion,” said Johnson.

“We are proud that one of our brightest tennis stars has been accepted into the world renowned academy. It is an achievement for Nurshaneem and SabahTennis.”

Nurshaneem is the second tennis player from Sabah who heads to the United States after Christian Chin was accepted into the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy several months ago.

Christian, incidentally, was at the “pot luck” do for Nurshaneem as he is currently back home for a break after paticipating on a gruelling junior in the United States.
“Nurshaneem Shamsuddin pledged to do her best and contribute to tennis after she fulfils her dreams,” added Johnson.

Nurshaneem’s coach is none other than her father Shamsuddin Mustamin who thanked everyone who have helped them in any way to enable his daughter come this far in her bid to achieve her dreams.

“The juniors and their parents at the do for Nurshaneem hope they will be able to follow the footsteps of two of Sabah best tennis players,” said Johnson.

For the record Christian Chin and Nurshaneem Shamsuddin won gold for Sabah in the 2016 Sukan Malaysia in Sarawak. RIZAL ABDULLAH 


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