| This is our collaborative report
about the 12th World Soft-Tennis Championships in Hiroshima, Japan.
The name of our society is The Art ( s ) of Soft-Tennis ( AST ), which
is originating from the word of the arts of tennis. When one of the
most famous professional tennis coaches, Bob Brett, who has earlier
coached Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic, came to Japan to participate
in the Shuzo Matsuokaﾕs tennis camp for Japanese junior players, he
used the textbook entitled "The Arts of Tennis". As the
word of "The Arts of Tennis" sounded very nice and attractive,
so we decided to call ourselves AST.
The aims and scopes of AST are to make the information on Soft-Tennis
open to the public via the internet, explore the possibilities of
Soft-Tennis, and discuss about various matters on Soft-Tennis so as
to improve the present condition and make new things, etc. For example,
we sometimes play Soft-Tennis with Korean ball which is easily changeable
in order to feel the difference of the ball between Japanese and Korean.
And also we sometimes try the new techniques seen in the international
games of Soft-Tennis.
As we have a limited ability in English, we are sorry that we could
not write this report in English. However photos of players who participated
in the 12th World Soft-Tennis Championships will be inserted, so please
visit the site this report is located.
The name of this report ""
( its pronunciation is KIBA ) means fang, and indicates the whole
impression we could feel during the championships.
We do hope you to keep our message written below in you mind: