Jamaica’s junior tennis player John Chin joined forces with Ty Switzer (USA) recently to win the doubles title at the GTP Cup in Noord, Aruba. They defeated the pair of Leon Berg of Germany and Quintan Van Wijk of Curaçao, 6-4, 6-0.
Prior to the doubles win, the number one seed Chin was a finalist in the Under 18 singles event. The match ended with Chin in the runner-up spot to Frederic Vogeli of Switzerland by a 1-6, 2-6 score line.
According to Chin who was pleased with his overall performance “the surface of the center court where we played the singles final was a lot more slick than what I’m used to. My opponent played a fast game so it suited his game better but I think I played well to get to both finals and I picked up some more points towards improving my ITF ranking.”
The sixteen-year old overseas based John Chin has been steadily climbing the International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior rankings after earning points from his results in recent tournaments overseas. He is currently ranked at 552 in the Under 18 boys category. Before playing in Aruba, he had good performances in Cancún and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Chin currently trains in Miramar, Florida, at Dominguez Pro Tennis Academy under the instruction of coach Diego Dominguez.
He has two more years left to participate in his age group competitions. His short-term goal is to qualify for tennis’ Junior grand slam events, as well as the next Commonwealth Youth Games in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in 2021.
He plans to continue playing beyond his junior years and looks forward to qualifying for the Pan-American games in Santiago, Chile in 2023.