SEASAC Tennis 2019

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Dear Participants & Coaches,

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you all to the British School, Jakarta fro the SEASAC Division One Tennis tournament. We are delighted to host the tournament and having covered our tennis courts last year, we are delighted to be using them to host such a high quality tournament.

As always, a fundamental element of a SEASAC tournament is the community collaboration of hosting an international school sports tournament and the opportunity to represent your school and play to the best of your ability. Tennis tournaments are normally nail-biting affairs with both the individual and team events hanging on results throughout the competition and I have no doubt that it will be the same this year.

My personal thanks go to my Assistant Head/Athletic Director, Mr. Simon Shand and his team, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to get the tournament prepared.

Having been an Athletic Director (a long time ago!), I am looking forward to spending some time at the event and to witness strong competition, fair play and good team ethics. We have been very fortunate over the years with the amazing quality of the tennis professionals who keep pushing the boundaries of the sport; you only have to look back at Roger Federer who, at the age of 37 is still ranked No. 3 in the world. Tennis is a sport that is both majestic and exhilarating. It also appears in literature, as you will see below and the competitive nature of Henry V in Shakespeare’s famous play.

I wish you a great time at the tournament and BSJ welcomes you to wonderful Indonesia.

Yours sincerely,

David Butcher

Principal

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EXETER

“Tennis balls, my liege.”

KING HENRY

“I’m happy the Dauphin has such a good sense of humour. Thank you for his present and your trouble. Once I’ve put my rackets to these balls, I’ll play a set in France, God willing, that will knock his father’s crown right out of the court.”

Henry V – Act 1 Scene II

William Shakespeare