La Samanna is pleased to announce the selection of Peter Burwash International (PBI) to manage tennis operations at the hotel from December 15th 2009.
Peter Burwash International (PBI) is one of the world's premier tennis management companies. PBI's Tennis for Life instruction is a simplified and common-sense approach to teaching tennis which over more than thirty years, has benefited millions of tennis enthusiasts worldwide.
In conjunction with this new partnership, La Samanna has renovated its three-court tennis center with the resurfacing of two artificial grass courts and enhanced the ambience with upgraded fencing, tropical landscaping and a shaded viewing and seating area. A new pro shop will round out the improvements.
PBI's widely acclaimed Tennis for Lifeâ„¢ program will feature private and group instruction, junior tennis, round robin social tournaments, Cardio Tennisâ„¢, player matching and energizing tennis events. All guests taking instruction at La Samanna will be included in PBI's Player Notebook, which ensures that the teaching will pick up right where the last lesson left off whenever they return or visit another PBI location.
With the appointment of PBI La Samanna welcomes a new Tennis Pro. Mr. Radek Nijaki, 27, is tennis professional with PBI; originally from Poland he started playing tennis at the age of nine and was playing in international tournaments from the age of 13. His competitive background includes several national junior titles and representing Poland in the European and World championships, Universiade (student Olympics) and Davis Cups. From 2003 to 2004 he attended Texas Tech University, where he studied Sport Science and led his team to a Top 20 Division 1 ranking and attained a NCAA singles ranking as high as 14. Radek then interrupted his studies to play the professional tennis circuit.
La Samanna's General Manager, Louis Daniel commented, "PBI's well-known tennis programs and service will bring a new dimension of excitement to our guest activities. We are looking forward to reaching out to our tennis playing guests and perhaps also introducing the sport to other guests for the first time."