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Never Say Die, Never Give Up!

The Singapore Polytechnic staff tennis team

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) staff tennis team came in a proud second in overall standing in the recently concluded Inter- Statutory Boards Tennis Championship in August 2006. The last time when SP attained a better result in this Inter-Statutory Board Tennis Championship was 10 years ago when we emerged as champion.

This year, the field of players from the other teams were also quite formidable but the SP staff team has managed to fight their way through to the finals to meet the eventual champion, Singapore Sports Council. Although the progress to the finals was quite smooth, it was due mainly to the camaraderie of the players in the team and also the various strategies adopted by key members of the team to meet each of the challenging matches. Winning all the time may not be in the players' mind but the SP team continued to manifest the same spirit of sportsmanship and perseverance to play their best in all past tournaments. The "Never Say Die" attitude will continue to be a significant icon preserved in the present and future SP staff tennis.

In May, the same team competed in the Inter-Tertiary Institution, Singapore - NUSS (ITIS-NUSS) Games and SP emerged as the Champion again a feat that was achieved in 1996.

The SP staff tennis fraternity meets at the SP tennis courts every Tuesday and Thursday from 5.45 pm and on Sunday from 8 am. All staff who are tennis fans are welcomed to join in the game and the fellowship.


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