JAT Launches Yet Another Sporting First

JAT Holdings, Sri Lanka’s premier organization in the furnishing and finishing industry boasting an impressive portfolio of products has reiterated its firm commitment to the support and upliftment of sport in Sri Lanka by being the sole sponsor of the tennis coaching camp under the purview of celebrity coach, Nick Bollettieri, from 22nd – 24th January 2017 at Queens Club Colombo.

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Considered among the most sought after of all coaches, Nick Bollettieri is an American trainer who has produced 10 of the world’s most successful tennis players; all with World No; 1 rankings – namely: Andre Agassi, Boris Becker, Maria Sharapova, Venus & Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Jim Courier, and Kei Nishikori to name just a few. The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (NBTA) which he set up in Brandenton, has transformed the landscape of tennis by incorporating a level of professionalism that has raised the bar of competition sport.  As the head of IMG, America’s foremost Academy of sport, with campuses specializing in golf, athletics, soccer, baseball, basketball, American Football and tennis, Bollettieri is certain to impart invaluable expertise to the coaching camp.


Bollettieri is expected to train national players as well as junior players with a view to raise Sri Lanka’s Tennis standards to international levels.

“We are proud to sponsor this event which is organized by Queen’s Club in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) to support Sri Lankan tennis players. We have pledged to improve standards of sport across Sri Lanka and have already sponsored other sporting events such as cricket, golf and hockey by supporting sporting events at both local and international level.” stated Mr. Aelian Gunawardene Managaing Director of JAT Holdings.

Commenting on this historic event, Mr. Asanga Senevirathna (Convener Queen’s Tennis) stated: “The Queens Club is honoured and privileged to have Nick Bollettieri, the tennis legend collaborate in this event. Over a hundred players will be given the opportunity to be trained by him and I have no doubt no the benefits of this venture will be seen in the future.”


JAT Holdings boasts an impressive portfolio of products across a wide range of leading international brands including Sayerlack wood coatings of Italy, Herman Miller office solutions of US, Crown and Permoglaze decorative interior and exterior wall paints of UK, BormaWachs maintenance range of Italy, Norton Abrasives (Saint Gobain) of France and Brush Master Paint brushes. The Company believes in a philosophy of teamwork and corporate citizenship, reflected in its commitment to perfection and its zero tolerance on errors and accidents, as well as its investment in providing international exposure and training to its technicians. Head has come on board as the official ball sponsor.