IO – The two young tennis lovers, Jeremy Morgan Isman and Aldrin Ong, met on the tennis court. Not long after, they partnered in several doubles tournaments, and their friendship continued outside the court. They then decided to create an android-based app to connect tennis lovers so they could train together. The app is called TRAINME.
“TRAINME connects players
to players, or players with coaches to train together. If they get along, they
can continue on the tennis court,” said Jeremy (16), who is currently a senior
in SMA National High Jakarta School, while Aldrin is a sophomore in British
On Friday, September 20, the two students signed an agreement with the Indonesian Tennis Association Central Board (PP Pelti) in PP Pelti Complex Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta. The students are working together with the Indonesian Tennis Association as the TRAINME application will have information on national tournaments and rankings.
“This app will help tennis players find appropriate coaches for their needs and vice versa. Meanwhile, tennis players can also find appropriate sparring partners to train,” said Aldrin.
Since its launch, the application, which has options to find coaches, sparring partners, an event calendar, and tennis rankings has been downloaded by more than 300 users. As the creators of TRAINME, Jeremy and Aldrin are on a roadshow touring national tennis tournaments to advertise their new app.
“We hope that TRAINME can continue to grow in the future, especially as now all teenagers, including tennis players, are familiar with android-based apps and handphones are very affordable and are owned by almost everyone,” said Jeremy, who also manages tennis training for the underprivileged in West Jakarta.
Jeremy and Aldrin love information technology. The two even plan on continuing their studies in the field after high school.
As the central tennis organization in Indonesia, PP Pelti has welcomed the launch of the app.
“We are very grateful and support all efforts by anyone to advance tennis in Indonesia. Especially, TRAINME which has been created by Indonesians who also happen to be tennis players,” said PP Pelti Secretary-General Lani Pradipta Sardadi.
If you are looking for someone to train with, or need a coach, download the TRAINME application. “We have visited all the tournaments. It turns out the enthusiasm is quite big. We want to develop the Indonesian tennis community through this application,” said Jeremy. (rp)