John Chin is prepared and ready for Davis Cup challenge in Lebanon: Jamaica tennis

Jamaica Davis Cup John Chin

John Chin is one member of the 5-member team going to Lebanon in September to face the Lebanese national team in the Davis Cup Group 2 tie.

He is no stranger to Jamaican tennis, having represented Jamaica 3 times at the Davis Cup level. He started playing tennis at the age of 4. Currently 19 years old, John says he is ready to compete in Lebanon in September.

“Representing Jamaica internationally is always an honour and a privilege. Personally, my tennis always gets elevated during Davis Cup, it is like it just brings out the best in all of us,” Chin said.

John currently plays Division 1 tennis at Boise State University. Being a Division 1 athlete means that John is playing at the highest level of college sports in the United States.

“My most memorable moment playing college tennis was winning the conference championships with my team earlier this year in April. It was very memorable because it was a long season and my team hasn’t won the championship in about 8 years.  I came in and made a difference in the finals against a team that we lost to during the regular season.  It was good that the hard work paid off throughout the season and we got a good reward in the end,” Chin said.

Davis Cup team member John Chin

In February, John was part of the Davis Cup team that defeated Estonia at the Eric Bell National Tennis Centre. He recounted that this experience was unforgettable.

“Playing Estonia on home soil is definitely one of my most memorable tennis experiences because of the crowd and the atmosphere. I just knew we were going to win when I walked in and saw the crowd,” Chin said.

John, who has a career high ranking of 1007 and is currently ranked at 1626 in the world, said that since the Estonia tie in February his level of tennis has improved. This is as a result of consistent training, playing college matches and competing in doubles matches alongside Jamaica’s number 1 player, Blaise Bicknell.

“I am a more developed player. I am physically stronger, fitter and playing free and full of confidence,” Chin said.

With that, John is confident in his abilities and his team’s ability to defeat Lebanon in September.

“I am expecting nothing but a win. We have much better quality in our squad, way more hunger to win, and the pressure is fully on them to perform. Although the competition will be tough, I have full confidence to say that we will do our best, and that we are coming home with a win,” Chin concluded.

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