The WTA Future Stars is an engagement platform aimed at encouraging young boys and girls throughout Asia-Pacific to live a better life through sport. Through tennis, the goal is to inculcate in the next generation the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, discipline and focus which will build strength in character that will benefit them both on the tennis court and in life.
As part of the program, the WTA Future Stars Tournament gathers some of the top juniors from the region to compete during the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, with the final being played on Center Court. These aspiring U-14 and U-16 players will compete against some of their best peers in the region and also enjoy the opportunity to watch the biggest stars of the WTA in action.
The WTA Future Stars also features a grassroots development initiative to introduce the sport to less privileged communities throughout Asia-Pacific. WTA Future Stars Clinics have been conducted in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand and the outreach continues to grow.
Over the month of May, Chinese-Taipei held its WTA Future Stars qualifying tournament. After going through rounds of tough battle, Chia-Yi Tsao and Ya-Hsin Lee emerged victorious in the U14 and U16 categories respectively.
In line with celebrating the 2017 International Women’s Day, the WTA Future Stars embarks on its Junior Road to Singapore this year in support of developing the next generation of talent in women’s tennis.
Karman Kaur Thandi was the WTA Future Stars 2014 U16 champion. Join Karman as she takes us through her tennis journey. This week, Karman tells us about her experience playing in the junior event at Wimbledon, her time training at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and her plans post-Wimbledon.
Karman Kaur Thandi was the 2014 WTA Future Stars champion. What has life been like for her since winning in Singapore? Join Karman as she takes us through her journey, starting with the Pre-Wimbledon Party!