Smart/Butch Bacani Tennis Camp

Next week, one of the nation’s top tennis coaches will descend in Cebu. No, he won’t be here for a mere three hours or three days or three weeks—Butch Bacani will reside in Cebu for one month. At the Casino Español de Cebu along V. Ranudo St., Bacani will train children as young as five years old, he’ll hone the skills of top juniors like Niño Siso, and he’ll impart his decades-long experience to anyone dreaming to be a future Roger Federer.

Who is Butch Bacani? He was a U.P. professor turned Cummins Diesel manager turned professional tennis coach. Name almost every No.1 Filipino of the past few decades—Felix Barrientos, Joseph Lizardo, Jennifer Saberon and current top junior Niño Alcantara, to name a few—and he’s helped train each one. He’s been a Davis Cup captain and has taught under the tutelage of the legendary Australian coach Harry Hopman.

Next week—from April 25 until May 16—he’ll be in town for the Smart/Butch Bacani Tennis Camp. This promises not only to be our city’s premiere tennis camp but also the least expensive: to join, you don’t need to pay P2,500. All you need to be is a Smart subscriber or to show that you’ve bought a Smart SIM pack—and you join for free. How to register? Call Ging-Ging Astilla at 416-1122 local 100.

Categorized as Tennis
John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!

1 comment

  1. Hi Good Morning,
    I am kena Bravo from urdaneta City Pangasinan 12 years first year high school female. i have started playing tennis since i was in grade four. i have already joined tournaments locally, a member of juntaphil. i have join 2010 milo national Olympics in Cagayan de Oro and a bronze medalist. i want to join or have a training with your prestigious club this summer to enhance and develop more my playing prowess. please advised me how to get there and the requirements also give quotations on the payments scheme for payment and what is the mode of payment so we could prepare and arrange for me to join this summer class. also please give me schedules. thank you very much and more powers.


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