Skilled tennis participant John Chin is ready to symbolize Jamaica within the upcoming Davis Cup tie for the primary time since turning professional.
Chin, who’s a former prime junior, made among the best skilled debuts in males’s tennis within the second half of final 12 months. Whereas nonetheless solely 18 years outdated he performed via the qualifying spherical and into the semi-finals of a Males’s $25,000 event within the Dominican Republic in his first-ever skilled competitors.
He recorded his first skilled doubles win in Santo Domingo in November after partnering with Miles Jones of the USA in opposition to Aydan Gomez-Osorio (Netherlands) and Kaipo Marshall of Barbados. Chin and Miles received in straight units 6-1, 7-6.
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“The transition from the junior circuit to the professional circuit is certainly a step up in talent stage,” says the Mandeville native who’s educated regionally by Ryan Russell of Russell Tennis Academy. “It is vitally difficult, however I’ll proceed to work on my recreation and hopefully enhance my rating this 12 months.”
Having reached a junior ITF (Worldwide Tennis Federation) profession excessive rating of 211, Chin hopes to raised that on the professional circuit ultimately. He ended 2022 ranked 1019 on the ATP (Affiliation of Tennis Professionals) Males’s Singles professional tour.
He performed his freshman 12 months of school tennis at Center Tennessee State College (MTSU) in 2021-2022, the place he went undefeated at 8-0 within the spring season. MTSU ended the 12 months ranked within the prime 20 of NCAA Division 1 males’s tennis. After one season with the Tennessee faculty Chin determined to switch to Boise State College (BSU) in Idaho the place he’ll put on the colors of the Broncos.
“I’m trying ahead to coaching with the Boise males’s tennis workforce. I wish to make an impression on the workforce and to assist BSU attain our targets for the 2023 spring season and past.”
BSU’s head coach Luke Shields and assistant coach Alexander Free each have wonderful reputations as coaches and I count on to do effectively underneath their tutelage,” says Chin.
John Chin, now 19 years outdated and who’s a two-time consultant on Jamaica’s Davis Cup workforce, is making ready for an additional Davis Cup battle on February 4-5, when Jamaica takes on Estonia on residence turf.
He’s one among solely three Jamaican males who’re at the moment ranked on the ATP tour. Blaise Bicknell leads the group as the best ranked participant at 764, with Chin second at 1019, adopted by Rowland ‘Randy’ Phillips at 1398. All three males are once more slated to play for Jamaica within the tie in opposition to Estonia.