Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) is a non-stock, non-profit sports organization guided by its mission of supporting the development of Philippine tennis, with the goal of preparing athletes to eventually compete to the global stage. UTP prides itself of being an all-inclusive organization, founded and supported by the country’s biggest tennis patrons and aficionados.

VISION

Be an avenue for the development of the sport, through programs, innovations and providing opportunities that makes tennis accessible to everyone.

MISSION

To be a world-class tennis association guided by the mission of serving, developing and promoting tennis in the Philippines. The UTP believes in the spirit of volunterism as the backbone of the association.

As a WORLD CLASS TENNIS ASSOCIATION, our goal is to continuously produce players who will qualify in the Grand Slam (both juniors and professional)

TENNIS FOR EVERYONE

  • Increase number of active tennis players to 100,000
  • ✔Open membership to more individuals with more perks

    ✔Partner with clubs and organizations

    ✔Introduction to tennis in schools

    ✔Increase number of active age-groupers to 2,000 per year

  • Allow more stakeholders in the organization
  • ✔Create National programs to foster involvement from all sectors of Philippines tennis.

    ✔Syndicated sponsorships/grants and general membership to support national and regional tennis.

    ✔Give regional officers-in-charge (OIC) with active abd specific mandate on regional sports awareness and regional grassroots development

TENNIS FOR EVERYONE

Unified Tennis Philippines will implement the following:

  • Calendared age-group and professional tennis tournaments
  • Professionally supervised tennis clinics and camps
  • First Class Tennis Center
  • Universally recognized rating system for players of all levels via Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)
  • Corporate tennis events
  • Affordable tennis equipment
  • 120++ Age-group tennis nationwide
  • At least 2 top-caliber junior players per region (1 boy, 1 girl) every year
  • Organize training programs for players, trainers and coaches
  • Form National Junior Tennis teams to represent the Philippines in international junior competition
  • Reach out to schools and help in developing tennis programs and inter-school tournaments

CONSISTENT SUPPLY OF WORLD CLASS JUNIOR PLAYERS

  • Yearly yield of at least 4 junior players in top 100 ITF world junior ranking (boys and girls)
  • Yearly yield of at least 4 players in top 20 of ATF under 14 (boys and girls)
  • Sponsorship of Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales and Katharina Lehnert, etc.
  • Run annual Unified Tennis Open
  • Organize and support more national senior tennis open tournaments nationwide throughout the year
  • Build and operate a tennis training facility for national tennis players

ACCREDITATION BY THE PSC

Formally recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as a sport association, with a mission of serving, developing and promoting tennis in the Philippines

CONTINUOUS SUPPORT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

UTP has supported grassroots tennis programs by former top players Alex Marcial, Billy deMyer, and Rod Rafel, among others, the Macs Crankit Community Coaches Conference headed by Coach Patricia Concon-Puzon—which has been a big help in elevating the skills of local coaches in the last eight years, as well as the Stephan Lhuillier Pinoy Tennis Trainers program, a free nationwide training program for aspiring tennis trainers and coaches.

STAGING OF AGE GROUP TENNIS TOURNAMENTS

Total of more than 120 tournaments, supported by Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, B-Meg, Dunlop, Toby’s Sports and Babolat, among others

PROFESSIONAL/OPEN TOURNAMENTS

Total of 12 Festival Open and Veterans tournaments for community tennis aficionados and 6 local community tournaments, in partnership with local governments

WTA FUTURE STARS

The Board of Directors were on hand to witness separate victories from Alexandra Eala for 14 and under; and Tracy Llamas for 16 and under during the recently concluded WTA Future Stars Cebuana Lhuillier Girls’ Tennis Tournament. Eala and Llamas will represent the Philippines on the WTA Future Stars tournament to be held in Singapore in October. Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) links up with the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) to improve the quality of competitions in the country. UTR is the most accurate and reliable technique for rating tennis skill worldwide, and allows players to measure their abilities through UTR’s 16-point scale which covers all ages, genders, and levels of tennis skills. UTP Kit

PARTNERED WITH UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR) FOR THE BENEFIT OF FILIPINO TENNIS PLAYERS

Unified Tennis Philippines (UTP) links up with the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) to improve the quality of competitions in the country. UTR is the most accurate and reliable technique for rating tennis skill worldwide, and allows players to measure their abilities through UTR’s 16-point scale which covers all ages, genders, and levels of tennis skills.

Jean Henri Lhuillier

  • Philippine tennis patron for the past 20+ years
  • Davis Cup Team manager since 2003
  • South East Asian (SEA) Games Team manager in 2003
  • Started and heads the Cebuana Lhuillier Age-Group Tennis since 2006
  • Co-Owner and Team Manager of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Philippine Mavericks
  • Director of Philippine Tennis Academy
  • Elite Professional of United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc.
  • Member of Professional Tennis Registry (USA) for more than 10 years
  • President of Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL)
  • President and CEO of PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, parent company of the Cebuana Lhuillier brand
  • Director and Chairman of the Board of Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc.
  • Official Knight of the Equestrian Order of Saint Agatha conferred by Minister Pasquale Valentini of the Department of Foreign Affairs in San Marino
  • President of the Chamber of Pawnbrokers of the Philippines, Inc

Bobby Castro

  • Tennis enthusiast for more than 30 years.
  • Started the Palawan Pawnshop Palawan Express Pera Padala Tennis Tournament in Palawan in 1995
  • Started and heads the Palawan Pawnshop Palawan Express Pera Padala Regional Age Group Tennis since 2010
  • Regional Vice President of Philippine Tennis Association
  • Former President ofPuerto Princesa Tennis Club
  • Sponsors Community Coaches Conferences & Free Tennis Clinics
  • President and CEO of Palawan Pawnshop Services Group of Companies

Randy Villanueva

  • Elected Board of Director of Asian Tennis Federation (2015-2017)
  • Honorary Board of Director of Asian Tennis Federation (2013-2015)
  • Tournament Director and Chief Organizer of 2016 ATP CHALLENGER MANILA
  • Tournament Director and Chief Organizer of 2015 and 2016- ITF MENS Futures Manila
  • Philippine Officiating Head of International Premier Tennis League - Manila Leg in 2014 & 2015
  • Administrator and Tournament Director of Philippine Davis Cup from 2006-2016
  • Tournament Director of 2005 Asia Oceania Jr. Davis Cup
  • Tournament Director of 2005 SEA Games Tennis Event Manila
  • Co - Founder Subic International Tennis Center
  • PCA Open Organizing Committee member (2002, 2015 and 2016)
  • Valle Verde Country Club Tennis Committee Member from 1999-2009
  • Director of Tower Stones Incorporated
  • President and Managing Director of Tru-Flex Sports Surfacing Corporation
  • Vice President and part owner of Persiana Food Corporation

Julito Villanueva

  • Founder & Chairman of Junior Tennis Association (Juntaphil)
  • Former President of Philippine Tennis Association (from 2010- 2012)
  • Founder, Chairman Towerstones, Inc
  • Founder, President Biochemica, Inc.
  • Executive Vice President of Aurea Ceramics
  • Vice President of Sarmiento Group
  • Vice President of Escaler Group

Sen. Sonny Angara

  • Elected senator in 2013 as a member of the 17th Congress, serving as Chair for the Local Government and Ways & Means Committees
  • Lawmaker of 12 years, with more than 60 laws under his belt, most notably of which is the push for tax-reform to increase take home pay for workers
  • As a congressman during the 16th Congress, the Senator chaired the Committee on Games, Amusement and Sports, and has sponsored laws establishing sports academies and training centers in Talisay, Cebu; Alfonso, Cavite; Dapa, Surigao del Norte; Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental; and, Tagum, Davao del Norte to hone the skills and raw talent of young athletes from the provinces and jumpstart grassroots sports development
  • As a congressman, authored the Personal Equity and Retirement Account Act, the Credit Information System Act, the Pre-Need Code, the Magna Carta of Women, the Kasambahay law, the Expanded Senior Citizens Act, the Salary Standardization Law 3 that raised the salaries of government workers including public school teachers, RA 9504 that exempts minimum wage earners from paying income taxes, the Tourism Act, the Universal Healthcare Act, and the Renewable Energy Act
  • Recognized as one of the country’s Ten Outstanding Young Men for government service and legislation in 2010

Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri

  • A veteran legislator, with more than nine years of experience as a congressman serving since the 11th Congress in 1998
  • The principal author of major laws such as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, the Rent Control Act, Wildlife Conservation Act, National Service Training Program and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Rate Pay Base Increase Act
  • Regarded as the father of the Biofuels Act of 2006
  • A firm advocate of social reform, filing bills for Workers’ Rights; Increasing the Entry-Level Pay and Retirement Pension of Public School Teachers; Barangay Officials Monthly Honorarium, Retirement and Benefits; SSS Penalty on Loans Condonation; Strengthening the Security of Tenure; and, Increasing the Pension of All Retired Government Employees
  • Trained first aider and certified rescue diver, he is a governor of the Philippine National Red Cross ; and, an active member of the Red Cross Youth Committee and Concerned Divers of the Philippines

Gerardo Maronilla

  • Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) Board of Trustee Member since 2014
  • Team Captain of Cebuana Lhuillier Tennis Team
  • Active tennis player & officinado
  • Team Captain of University of the Philippines Los Baños Tennis Varsity in 1990
  • Team Captain of La Salle Green Hills Tennis Varsity from 1985 to 1986
  • Tennis Age grouper from 1981 to 1986

Jackie Tomacruz

  • Assistant Team Captain – Cebuana Lhuillier Tennis Team
  • National Seniors Doubles Tennis Champion
  • National Junior Tennis Player
  • Junior and Senior Varsity Tennis Player of Colegio San Juan De Letran
  • Former executive of Wyeth Philippines, Caltex Star Station and Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc.