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‘Bring your racket up and forward’

Nikorn Intramunee   Nikorn Intramunee
Resident Tennis Coach– Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Nikorn Intramunee is from Nakorn Sri Thammarat. Though not a Phuket local, he has been resident in Phuket for almost 20 years having worked for Dusit Thani Laguna, formerly Dusit Laguna Resort. Interestingly Nikorn did not start at Dusit as a tennis coach; in fact he had never played the game prior to taking a job there. So how did he become a tennis coach after only starting out as operations staff?

Nikorn who is now in his tenth year of playing told us ‘I didn’t play tennis at first; but working here I saw how many guests visited and played tennis as Dusit Thani Laguna has two tennis courts. That sparked my interest in tennis and resulted in my career as a coach a few years later.’

We asked Nikorn what is the attraction for him about Tennis? He states ‘It’s about exercise and practice. I love tennis because it challenges me and keeps me active all the time. In order to play well, you have to be fit and have a sharp mind’

Nikorn further informs us Tennis has also benefitted his friendship with others ‘I met and have a lot of tennis friends all over Thailand as well as in many countries around the world. We practice, we share, we discuss - play and exercise techniques. This is far more beneficial than reading a manual or searching for information on the internet’
Nikorn Intramunee

On the development of Tennis in the country Nikorn informs us

“Tennis in Thailand became popular after our government began supporting domestic tennis championships and competitions. Tennis resultantly turned into one of the most popular sports in Thailand. We developed world class players who climbed up the world rankings like Paradorn Srichaphan.”

However, Nikorn reveals he hopes Thai youths resultantly don’t just see Tennis as a route to ‘chic fashion’ and money, but instead play it for the love of the game.

Moreover, Nikorn informs us ‘My dream in tennis is, to coach and teach children what I know, so they can be successful. I would like to help them win competitions’ advises Nikorn who is also personally interested in sports science and physical education but does not have as much time as he would like to pursue it, because of his position and responsibilities at Dusit Thani Laguna. thanks Nikorn for his friendly and interesting conservation and wishes him all the best in his career.

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