Kuala Lumpur, April 29, 2019– Efforts to encourage and unearth more budding talents to take up tennis with the hope of representing the nation in the future, were given a shot in the arm recently when CHAMPS®, Malaysia’s leading children health supplement brand, pledged RM50,000 for the organising of the First Serve Tennis Malaysia Kid’s Grand Prix 2019.


The national tennis development programme, to be organised by the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) throughout the nation this year, provides free lessons to children below 12 years old who are interested in tennis and, more importantly, helps lay down the foundation for the children to develop core life-long values such as self-respect, self-confidence and positive thinking on and off the court.


Leonard Ariff Abdul Shatar, Group Managing Director of Duopharma Biotech Berhad (Duopharma), the manufacturer and distributor of CHAMPS®, said that the contribution complements the brand’s mission of providing the best in the development of children’s well-being, be it mentally or physically.


“We are delighted to be given the opportunity to share our goals with LTAM, via the First Serve Programme, as CHAMPS® has always promoted optimal health and growth of children to prepare them to become future leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to assisting LTAM in making the First Serve Programme a meaningful and successful initiative as the Association sets to make its rounds across the country to inculcate the love of tennis amongst children,” he added.


CHAMPS® is Malaysia’s first Halal-certified children’s multivitamins and has been the “Mothers’ Choice for Champions” for more than 35 years. It is also the most preferred Vitamin C supplement amongst the children in the country.

“CHAMPS® has long been recognised as a well-loved brand of health supplements for children in Malaysia and we are proud to add another feather to our cap by collaborating with LTAM to promote tennis to children in every part of the country. It is our hope that through efforts such as the First Serve Programme, we are able to produce tennis champions who will make the country proud on the global arena one day and help position the sport ahead of popular sports in Malaysia such as badminton, football and squash,” Leonard Ariff added.


Mirzan Mahathir, President of Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia, received the RM50,000 sponsorship from Leonard Ariff at a ceremony held here recently.