All The Lob #MatchesForMarawi: A Tennis Charity Tournament

“Tennis for a cause” is what they called it.

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Talang Dalisay had the utmost pleasure of hosting All The Lob that was held in the Manila Polo Club last December 3, 2017.

We partnered with the Philippine Tennis Academy as well as SPROUT Marawi in making this project a reality.

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All of the proceeds will be able to go to a mental health mission that will help victims become healthier and happier after the tragic war that they have just recently experienced.

After everyone’s help sharing the event, spreading the news and inviting others, All The Lob was able to successfully earn over P70,000 for just a one day event!

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Special thanks to everyone who helped out and to all the wonderful sponsors and partners. God bless all of you!

This experience had its’ ups and downs. It was definitely hard planning all of this out. In the long run however, it all worked out and I’m glad it turned out to be an extremely successful event.

People would often ask me why I made it a “tennis” charity event when I would’ve done many other alternatives.

The main reason is very simple: I love tennis. It was one of the things that gave me joy. The first time I played the sport, I felt like a whole new person. It hooked me, and soon enough I got bitten by the tennis bug. I enjoyed playing alone and with friends. After every session, it would always give me a sense of accomplishment. I didn’t stop since then. Even if I wasn’t the best player out there, it didn’t discourage me.

I started playing when I was at the ripe age of fourteen. It was one of the years in my life wherein I felt truly lost. I didn’t know what I wanted to do outside of school and I felt down majority of the time. I was seeking for something that would make me the upbeat person I was before. Luckily, I was able to retrieve that side of myself again.

That’s why tennis means so much to me. I wanted Talang Dalisay’s first big project to be meaningful to others but at the same time something that stemmed out from my personal journey into becoming a better person.

Today, it still continues making me into the best version of myself. The joy it brings me is unexplainable. Tennis is truly one of the greatest gifts life can offer.

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Watch ABS-CBN’s feature on our event here!

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