Symbolising its unparalleled efforts to empower the budding sportsmen of the nation, Ritzbury, Sri Lanka’s favourite chocolate brand of Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL), powered the recently held All-Island Inter School Tennis Tens in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA).
Held from 4th to 7th November 2022, the Ritzbury All-Island Inter School Tennis Tens returned after a break of two years. All matches were played at the SLTA’s Aggreko Court.
Played in three age groups – Under 7, Under 8, and Under 10, over 1,300 players from 120 schools across the Island took to the courts to display their colours and set forth on a voyage to foster and develop their future careers in professional tennis.
Ananda College hauled Gold Medals in all 3 Boys’ categories for Red ball, Orange ball and Green ball. In terms of the Girls’ categories, Jaffna Hindu Primary School emerged as the Gold Medal winner in Red ball, whereas Ladies College and Visakha Vidyalaya won the Gold Medal in Orange ball and Green ball, respectively.
Commenting on Ritzbury’s contribution, Nilupul de Silva, General Manager Marketing – CBL Foods International said “We are delighted to sponsor the Ritzbury All-Island Inter School Tennis Tens as we firmly believe that the sportsmen and women of our country should be given the right platforms to further their skills. This is a proud moment for us as we hope to give this sport the extended reach that it needs in Sri Lanka.”
Additionally, SLTA President Iqbal Bin Issack said, “Tournaments such as these are essential to empower the new generation of tennis players while promoting the sport of tennis across the country. Having Ritzbury as a valuable sponsor will certainly gave the tournament an additional edge in terms of visibility, ultimately ending up in the sport gaining even more traction in Sri Lanka,”
For many years, Ritzbury has been warming the taste buds of the youth with their distinctive chocolates. With the sponsorship of this sporting event, Ritzbury hopes to set up the stage for young athletes to shine and build their future. It is expected that the sponsorship of this event will continue for many years to come. In addition to Tennis, Ritzbury is known as an active supporter of a wide range of sporting events in Sri Lanka including the Super 16 Junior Rugby Carnival, Ritzbury Sir John Tarbet Athletics Championship, Vidudaya Ritzbury Swimming Championship and the Ritzbury Junior National Squash Championship.
Photo Caption: Aruna Liyanapathirana, Category Manager – Ritzbury handing over the sponsorship to Iqbal Bin Issack, President – SLTA.