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NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

2014 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Ashley Yim Kei, Gabriel Chum Jun Yong, Maxine Ng Hui, Tiffany Wong Jia Min

2013 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Enzo Chua, Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, Seth Teoh En

2010 Year of Induction (Singapore Tennis Association’s Full Time Tennis Programme) Angela Lim Shan Min, Charmaine Seah Shi Yi, Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

Major Games Representation

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Isaac Ong Yong Jie, Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam, Sherwin Foo Shi Yun

2014 – Davis Cup Group III Asia/Oceania Tournament (Tehran, Iran): Isaac Ong Yong JieMuhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam

2014 – World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying (Girls) (Kuching, Malaysia): Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMaxine Ng Hui

2014 – World Junior Tennis Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying (Girls) (New Delhi, India): Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMaxine Ng Hui

2014 – Junior Southeast Asian Games: Ashley Yim KeiCharmaine Seah Shi YiMuhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam

2013 – Davis Cup Group IV Asia/Oceania Tournament (Dubai, UAE): Isaac Ong Yong Jie (Gold Medal – Men’s Team)

2013 – Southeast Asian Tennis Championships (Nonthaburi, Thailand): Angela Lim Shan Min (Bronze Medal – Women’s Doubles), Sherwin Foo Shi Yun (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team)

News

Scholarship Brings Forth Opportunities
2017 Singapore Olympic Federation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Posted: 15 June 2017


In 2010, Singapore Olympic Federation started a scholarship with a donation from philanthropist Peter Lim to aid young athletes in fulfilling their sport aspirations. The SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship helps budding athletes chase their dreams by overcoming the financial obstacle.

On 30 May 2017, 22 Singapore Sports School secondary student-athletes were awarded the scholarship. They were amongst 335 youth athletes in the seventh batch of scholarship recipients from the Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and High Performance (Under 18) categories. Eleven post-secondary International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student-athletes also received the scholarship.

Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist and special guest Abhinav Bindra inspired scholars and those in attendance with a story of his journey to the coveted Men’s 10m Air Rifle title in 2008. His story spoke of resilience, of passion and of an undying desire to attain his goal despite the odds. Mr Bindra overcame disbelief from others, tried unconventional training methods to clinch India’s first Olympic gold medal in Shooting.

The High Performance scholarship recipients, presented to athletes under 18 years old, included synchronised swimmers Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui (IBDP Year 6), Miya Yong Hsing (IBDP Year 5), shooter Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman (DSLM Year 2) and tennis player Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam (DSLM Year 3). All four student-athletes will be making an appearance at the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games in two months’ time.

“This is my second year being awarded the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship High Performance award and it’s definitely contributed to my sport development. The Scholarship indirectly increases my opportunities for overseas exposure which has resulted in a huge boost in my sport career. The financial burden on my family is very much reduced, especially when I travel frequently for competitions. I am also able to purchase suitable equipment and invest in proper nutrition for my development,” said Shaheed, a post-secondary student-athlete in Sports School’s customised Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management.

Irwan, who currently holds the Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Record at 624.4 points, has also benefited from the monetary boost. He has travelled to Germany for training camps on two occasions and trained under Mr Abhinav’s former coach, Heinz Reinkemeier.

Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence was at the award ceremony as guest of honour.


Shaheed's Precious ATP Point
2017 Singapore F1 Futures

Posted: 15 June 2017

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23 May 2017 – a date Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam will remember for some time. That was the day the tennis player earned his first Association of Tennis Professionals ranking point in the Men’s Singles. Shaheed won his first match in the 2017 Singapore F1 Futures to make his way into the top 16 in the tournament.

“It definitely feels great to have won the first ATP ranking point of my career! This is the very reason why we train every day, to get closer to our goal one step at a time. Getting on the ATP ranking list is definitely a step in the right direction. However, it doesn’t stop there for me. With the point in the bag, it serves as a motivation and fuel for my desire to chalk up more points in the Senior competitions.”

The post-secondary student-athlete defeated Jake Delaney of Australia in straight sets – 6-3, 6,4 – to advance into the Last 16 and secure his first ATP point. He is currently the only Singaporean with an ATP ranking point, and the second to earn an ATP point in the history of Singapore tennis after national teammate Roy Hobbs first did so in 2011.

Shaheed’s campaign in the first of the Futures Series, Singapore Leg ended when he lost to Japan’s Sho Katayama 7-6 (7-9), 4-6, 0-6 in the Last 16 two days later.

“The Hong Kong F1 Futures on 19 June is in my plan. I hope to earn more points when I head over for the Hong Kong leg, to increase my ranking leading up to the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games.”

The ATP rankings is valid for 52 consecutive weeks following the accumulation of the point, after which the rankings will be refreshed.


Shaheed Looks To More SEA Triumphs
2017 South-east Asian Men’s Team Invitational Tournament

Posted: 15 March 2017

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Singapore Sports School post-secondary student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam emerged champion in the South-east Asian Men’s Team Invitational Tournament on 10 March 2017 after defeating Indonesia’s Arief Rahman 6-4, 6-4 in the Men’s Singles final.

The tennis player on the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management through-train pathway is gearing up to the Davis Cup in April 2017 and another Southeast Asian Games representation in Kuala Lumpur in August.


Super Shanti Is RP’s Sportswoman Of The Year
Republic Polytechnic Sports Awards

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Singapore sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira is Republic Polytechnic’s Sportswoman of the Year. She also received Republic Honours and the Meritorious Gold award at RP’s Sports Awards on 24 July 2015. 

Shanti was asked to provide a video clip to accept her award in anticipation that she would be overseas. In the video clip, Shanti said that she is grateful to RP for selecting her as the Sportswoman of the Year.

“There are a few people I would like to thank because they have been journeying with me to where I am. Firstly, my family. They are my No. 1 supporters and they have been with me through thick and thin, and ups and downs. 

“Then, there’s my coach, Ms Margaret Oh. She has coached me for the past four years. She truly has my best interests at heart and wants to see me go the furthest that I can go in my sport career. She is also like my second mum, so I can’t be grateful enough to her.

“I also want to thank Singapore Sports School as well as Republic Polytechnic for providing the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme at the Sports School for athletes like myself. The RP-SSP DSLM programme has afforded me time and opportunity to excel in both sports and studies. I am able to train regularly for major meets like the recent Southeast Asian Games as well as attend classes and compete assignments.”

Shanti said the path taken by student-athletes poses many challenges, but she has no regret.

“It takes a lot for us to chase our dreams and achieve our goals. There’s a phrase that I recall whenever I feel tired and self-doubt: ‘It is never easy, but the best things in life never are.’ I live by this phrase of comfort and assurance because the best things in life come along with a whole lot of blood sweat and tears, but at the end of the day, achieving our dreams will rise above all of that.”

Altogether, 41 awards of various levels were presented to Singapore Sports School’s post-secondary student-athletes who are enrolled in RP’s Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme; all recipients are national athletes in badminton, bowling, golf, swimming, tennis, table tennis and track and field. Among them, nine received Republic Honours and three, the Most Valuable Player award.

Award Recipients
Sportswoman of the Year
Track and Field
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Republic Honours
Badminton
Terry Hee Yong Kai

Bowling
Javier Tan jun Juan
Joel Tan Eng An

Golf 
Marc Ong Chong Ching

Track and Field
Eugenia Tan Yan Ning
Muhammad Naqib Asmin
Tyra Summer ree
Veronica Shanti Pereira
Wendy Enn

Most Valuable Player
Badminton
Loh Kean Yew
Ninna Tan Ai

Table Tennis
Tay Jit Kiat

Meritorious Gold
Badminton
Loh Kean Yew
Ninna Tan Ai

Bowling
Joy Yap Jing Ying
Kuek Qi En
Marcus Kiew Jiawei
Tracy See Wan Zhen

Swimming
Malcolm Low Wei Yang
Oh Yao Jie

Track and Field
Eugenia Tan Yan Ning
Kerstin Ong Jing Rong
Muhammad Naqib Asmin
Tyra Summer Ree
Veronica Shanti Pereira

Meritorious Silver
Badminton
Ang Wei Jun
Deline Quek Chun Yi
Loh Kean Hean

Bowling
Alex Chong Wei Chien

Table Tennis
Tay Jit Kiat

Certificate of Merit
Badminton
Elaine Chua Yi Ling
Jason Wong Guang Liang
Tan Ming Shun

Swimming
Benedict Boon Ji Chao
Dylan Tan Junjin
Raphael Chau Yi Zhi

Tennis
Angela Lim Shan Min

Track and Field
Pan Shi Yu

Athlete Development Grant
Track and Field
Kerstin Ong Jing Rong


Isaac Makes Break To Earn Davis Cup Promotion
Davis Cup Group IV 2015

Michelle Ho  
Executive, Sports Administration  

Posted: 8 May 2015

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(From left) Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam and Isaac Ong Yong Jie

Sea Games-bound tennis student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam and alumni Isaac Ong Yong Jie and Sherwin Foo Shi Yun competed in Davis Cup Group IV 2015 in Bahrain from 27 April to 2 May 2015. Roy Hobbs was the other player in Team Singapore.

Singapore has earned promotion to Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group III after victories in the Group IV promotion play-offs.

“The first rubber, between Yong Jie Isaac Ong of Singapore and Jordan’s Mousa Alkotop, was possibly the match of the day. Alkotop took the lead but Ong fought back to force a deciding set, which he won in a tie-break for a 36 63 76 (2) win and a 1-0 lead to Singapore,” said a news article posted by the event organisers.



Shaheed Reaches Semis
8th ITF Malacca International Championship

Michelle Ho
Sports Administration Executive

Posted: 2 April 2015

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Secondary 4 student-athlete Muhammad Shaheed Alam Meqsud Alam had an outstanding performance at the 8th ITF Malacca International Championship from 2 to 7 March 2015. He won four main draw matches in a row, beating high ITF-ranked players Jack Wong (Hongkong), Chen-Jui Ho (Taipei) and Louis Corker (Australia). He reached the semi-finals and played against the eventual winner, Yunosuke Tanaka  from Japan.