Play It Forward 2016

Help Support Gawad Kalinga and Read Global Rebuild/Expand Communities in the Philippines, Nepal, and Bhutan

(Please register one team/individual at a time)

Come join us for a day of team doubles competition on Sunday, October 4th at the Hollandse Club from 3pm-8pm. This year's event is open to both junior and adult players to showoff their competitive doubles skills.

WIN GREAT RAFFLE PRIZES including brunch for 4 at Hilton's Opus Grill, various tennis-related goods donated by Wilson Sports, 2 night stay at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Cebu, Philippines, dining vouchers at Orgo, La Pizzaiola, and Red House Seafood and much more!

Junior Team - Ages 9-15 years old can sign-up as a team of 2 pax for $100. If you do not have a partner, you can sign-up as an individual at $50 and we'll help find a partner for you. We do encourage players to sign-up as a team.

Adults' Team - Ages 16 and above can sign-up as a team of 3 pax for $300 (+ Pro). If you do not have a partner, you can sign-up as an individual at $100 and we'll help to form a team for you. We do encourage players to sign-up as a team. For the Adults' Teams, we are also introducing a "Bid for a Pro" option. On event day, you'll have the option to bid on some of the Top Ranked tennis players in Singapore to part of your team!

Kids' Clinic - We will be offering a kids' clinic for those players between the ages of 6-8 years old. You can sign up for the clinic for $50 per/pax and you'll enjoy fun games and drills with some of Singapore's top coaches.

Spectators - If you would like to just come and watch the event, there is a fee of $50. You can take part in watching all the action on the courts as well as participate in the various off-court activities which include (silent auction, food, drinks, and music).

Every family gets a one month free membership to the Hollandse Club, valued at $350.

Date: January, 17Sunday, 3:00pm-8:00pm (Door opens at 2:00pm). PRE-REGISTRATION ON PEATIX IS REQUIRED. Clinic spaces are limited so please register early to secure your child's spot!

Schedule of events: *timing subject to change
Junior Team Registration: 2:00pm
Junior Doubles Team Competition: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Kids' Clinics/Games: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Adult Team Registration: 4:00pm
("Bid for Pro": 4:15pm-4:45pm)
Adults' Doubles Team Competition: 5:00pm Session 1 (90mins)
Adults' Doubles Team Competition: 6:40pm Session 2 (90mins)
Live Auction/Award Ceremony: 8:10pm

Venue: The Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore, 299814.

Parking: If the parking lots are full, please park along the nearby Camden Park opposite The Japanese Association.

Payment Methods: $50/person for spectators and additional donations are welcome! Junior Team players are $100 per/team of 2 players ($50 for individual); Adults' Team players are $300 per/team of 3 players ($100 for individual). Pay online by clicking "GET TICKETS" on the right side of this page

Food and Drinks: Food and Drinks can be purchased at the Hollandse Club. You are also welcome to come to the Hollandse Club to purchase lunch from the cafe before the matches start at 3:00pm.

For any questions, please contact Mary Kuo or Mark Clemente at playitforward.sg@gmail.com

Where are the funds raised being donated to?

READ Global is an international nonprofit organization that partners with rural communities in Bhutan, India and Nepal to build READ Centers that serve as platforms for education, economic opportunity, community development and women's empowerment. Part of the net proceeds of this event will support READ Global’s campaign to rebuild their community centres in Nepal which were devastated by the recent earthquakes as well as provide programs for rural villagers to get back into their livelihoods after the disaster. These community centres have served as a hub for disaster relief and immediate care in many of these villages. Recently, READ Global won the prestigious Lipman Family Prize, an award given each year by UPenn and Wharton to a social organization doing high-impact and scalable work that is making a real difference in the world. READ has also received the Access to Learning Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and receives funding from them for their work in South Asia. READ Global has also been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. (GK) Gawad Kalinga, or simply known as GK, which means “to give care” was founded in in 2003, with a mission to end poverty for five million families by 2024. It is a Philippine-based charity that aims to end poverty for 5 million families, by first restoring the dignity of the poor. Part of the net proceeds of this event will support GK's mission to rebuild and restore communities directly impacted by Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

It aims to transform slums into peaceful and productive communities through values transformation and holistic programs providing shelter, health, education, environment productivity. GK engages all sectors including government, private sector, and individuals in the provision of these basic services to over 2,000 communities in in the Philippines. The mission has expanded to other nations like Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Cambodia.

In November 8, 2013, Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) left behind a path of destruction on one-third of the Philippines, claiming many lives and causing unimaginable damage in a scale we had not seen before. This forced everybody to start doing something for the victims, first with a massive wave of relief and then eventually moving into long-term reconstruction. The resilience of the survivors matched with the heroic response of volunteers and the resources from the global community turned tragedy into a moment of solidarity. In the past year, GK's has been able to assist those directly impacted by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) through funding the reconstruction of2,923 houses, providing 3,652 kids with eating nutritious meals, 797 Balangay boats distributed across the fishing communities in affected areas, and 1.7 Million volunteers for Bayani Challenge 2014 to help build homes and spread the message of GK. With your help, we can make this massive work become a reality.

GK website:


Read Global website:



We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting our event:

Organizations: The Hollandse Club, SACAC Sports, The Hilton, Wilson, WTA, Orchard Health Clinic, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, L'Espace Sante, Elements Pilates, Crown, The Reiki Centre, GK1World (Singapore), Read Global (Singapore), Columbia University Club (Singapore)
Tennis Organizations: SITA, 40XV, Tennis Inc., Sanwa, Savitar, Smash
Restaurants: La Pizzaiola, Orgo, Red House Seafood

Others: Peatix, Singapore American School (SAS) GK Club, SAS Read Global Club (Bhutan)

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Venue Address
The Hollandse Club, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814 Singapore
After passing the Japan Association on your left, make a left turn onto Camden Park from Adam Rd. Continue up the hill and parking is on your left.
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