What is Unified Tennis Philippines?

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.



What your vision and mission?

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.




What is UTP’s goal?

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




How will UTP achieve their goals?

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



Who are UTP’s founding members?

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.



Who are the Regional OICs?




What is the role of the regional OICs?

To implement programs in their respective regional assignment and to eventually put up a regional association.




What are UTP’s accomplishments?

ACCREDITATION

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

100++ AGE-GROUP TENNIS TOURNAMENTS NATIONWIDE BY 2018

Supported by Cebuana Lhuillier and Palawan Panwshop, among otherss, UTP stages more than 100 tournaments nationwide all year round.

MORE THAN 10 OPEN TOURNAMENTS BY 2018

UTP has partnerships with local governments that allows them to organize local community and numerous Festival Open and Veterans tournaments for community tennis enthusiasts.

GRASSROOTS TENNIS PROGRAMS THROUGH THE HELP OF TENNIS STALWARTS

UTP assist, coordinates and supports grassroots tennis programs and community tennis clinics implemented across the Philippines such as the following:

  • Pinoy Tennis Trainers by Stephan Lhuillier
  • Macs Crankit Academy
  • Tennis on wheels by US-based former Davis Cupper Rod Rafael
  • Projects of former US-based former Davis Cupper Alex Marcial
  • UTR Club Leveling Tournament

PROVIDES UNIVERSAL TENNIS RATING (UTR) FOR THE PLAYERS

UTP links up with UTR to inprove 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 its 16-point scale which covers all ages, genders, and level of tennis skills.

WTA FUTURE STARS

UTP through Cebuana Lhuillier, is the major sponsor and organizer of the Future Stars preliminary tennis tournament in the Philippines.

SPONSORSHIP OF TOP TENNIS PLAYERS

UTP support and sponsors Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales, and Katharina Lehnert on their local and international tournaments




What are UTP’s accomplishments?

MEMBERSHIP: TARGETING 50,000 MEMBERS BY 2019

UTP advocates tennis for everyone, allowing more stakeholders in the organization and opening membership to more individuals, clubs, and organizations.

EIGHT NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAMS

UTP aims to yield at least 4 junior player in the top 100 International Tennis Federation (ITF) world junior ranking for boys and girls, and produce at least 4 players in the top 20 of Asian Tennis Federation(ATF) under the 14-year-old category among boys and girls yearly.




UTP Membership

1. How to be a UTP Member?

Step 1: Accomplish and submit the UTP membership form online: Click Here
Step 2: Note down the unique reference number upon receipt of the email confirmation
Step 3: Go to any Cebuana Lhuillier branch nationwide, fill out a Pera Padala form with the reference number, and pay the membership fee (500 for 19 years old and above and P350 for 18 years old and below)



2. What should you do if you did not receive any reference number yet?

Our registration team will send UTP verification codes from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm. For registrations made beyond 5pm, please expect the UTP verification code the next business day. If unable to receive your reference code or if there any other related problems do send us your name and email address, so we can resend or recheck on your reference number.



3. How many days will it take for my membership card to be delivered?

Upon payment, you can expect delivery within 3 weeks.



4. Where can I get my insurance policy number?

Adult registrants will receive an SMS with their policy number upon payment.



5. What are the coverage of the insurance sponsored by Cebuana Lhuillier?


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6. Is there an age limit?

No there is no age limit, membership is open for everyone interested or playing tennis.



7. When will my membership card expire?

It will expire after 1 year.



8. How to submit your details for UTP rankings:

Text: PLAYER NAME (space) CATEGORIES (space) BIRTHDATE (mm/dd/yyyy) and send to 09175065034



9. What brands offer discounts using the UTP membership card?


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For discount related inquiries:


Wilson

Facebook Page: Wilson Sports Ph

Landline: 651-7777 Local 839



Babolat

Facebook Page: Techno sports Inc

Mobile: 0926-078-0438

Email: technosportsinc.ph@gmail.com



10. To avail the benefits and discount, do I have to present a valid ID?

Yes.