Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Subic Bay International Tennis Center
Subic Bay International Tennis Center boasts nine tennis courts including seven cushion hardcourts (three covered courts, a center court, two show courts, 2 outdoor clay). Five badminton courts are also available at the pavilion. The center is home to International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) junior events, coaches' seminars, and youth camps.
Having hosted Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash Academy, Australian Institute of Sports, and the Coca Cola National Championships, SBITC is the venue of the International Tennis School in Asia and the ITS Martin Misa Tennis Academy. SBITC is located in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, former US Naval facility largest outside the United States. Turned over to the Philippines government in 1992, the freeport zone is now a shipping hub and manufacturing base for Southeast Asian companies.
In partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, managers of Freeport Zone, SBITC was designed, established by Beeyong Sison (photo above, right) in 2002 as a sport-tourism component of the freeport to attract business locators. Sison, president of Subic Bay Sports Management Inc. is operator of the center until 2027.
As a public facility, SBITC is committed to providing quality services and lessons to people of all skill and age levels. No membership is required to play. Reservations are welcome for corporate tennis & badminton activities, club and school tournaments, or other social gatherings. The center is also a great place to host tennis themed birthday celebrations!
Besides tennis, the freeport is a favorite destination for conventions and sport tourism activities, scuba diving, kayaking, golf, swim-bike-run (triathlon) treks, jet-skiing, horseback riding are among the many adventures a visitor may experience.
In the forests of Subic Bay are different species of birds, bats, monkeys, butterflies and insects. Equivalent to ten percent of the total bird species in the country) are found in the Subic forest.
The friendly long-tailed Macaque (Macaca Facicularis) is also found in Subic's forests. Monitor lizards, snakes, birds of prey, jungle fowl and signs of wild boar foraging, are common at the forest fringe. Approximately 10,000 individual fruit bat colony and herd of feral water buffaloes also live within the Subic Forest Watershed Reserve (SFWR).
The Subic Bay community continues to preserve and protect the bay, the surrounding forests and its flora and fauna. Interesting sights to see are its resident eco-tourism theme parks, the Ocean Adventure, the country's only open-sea marine park, Zoobic Safari, and the Pamulaklakin Nature Park which is home to the indigenous Aetas who once trained the U.S. Navy in jungle survival tactics.
For more information on facility reservations, hotel accommodation, and transport bookings contact:
Subic Bay Sports Management Inc.
Ms Rovie Martinez, Admin Officer
Tel +6347-252-2885 & +6347-252-2886