Manmeet Singh and Harry Gill are the first recipients of the Penticton Tennis Club bursary.
The club started the bursary this year to recognize players from Pen High and Princess Margaret who display sportsmanship, enthusiasm and a love for the sport. Both winners are Princess Margaret grads and members of the club, who received $500 each.
Ken Naylor, president of the PTC, said their coach Jim Kocsis felt they were very deserving of the bursaries.
“They are incredibly nice young men,” said Naylor, adding they both made every practice.
Singh, 17, was born in India and moved to Canada with his parents in 2012 and enrolled at Princess Margaret to start Grade 9. Singh played for the Mustangs tennis team for two years. Koscis described Singh as a very enthusiastic and inspirational part of the team. Singh will attend UBC-Okanagan in September for a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biochemistry.
Gill, 17, was born in Penticton. Gill was a member of the Mustangs tennis team for three years and an integral part of their first Valley championship and their 10th-place finish in the provincial AA finals in Vancouver this year. Gill will attend Okanagan College in Kelowna to study computer information systems.