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By Chelsea Marie S. Sermonia, BAComm 4, Centralian Link Intern


Anthony Bjorn Castigador, accompanied by his father, at the 74th Palarong Pambansa held in Marikina. Photo credits to Bobbie Joy Castigador.

Anthony Bjorn Castigador’s achievements in lawn tennis competitions extend beyond local boundaries, with notable success at national and international levels, solidifying his reputation as a skilled tennis player.

Castigador previously won a silver medal in the elementary boys’ lawn tennis category and a bronze medal together with Kathleen Bugna of RSB Tennis La Carlota in elementary mixed doubles during the 74th Palarong Pambansa held in Marikina City from July 29 to August 5, 2023.

He also earned the silver medal in the 12-under boys’ singles and a bronze medal in the 12-under boys’ doubles during the 41st Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis – Milo International Junior Tennis Championships held in Perlis, Malaysia, last December 4-8, 2023.


Castigador sporting the CPU Golden Lions shirt during the 41st Tuanku Syed Putra Perlis – Milo International Junior Tennis Championships in Perlis, Malaysia.

This year, at the Masters Top 8 Dinagyang Festival Palawan Pawnshop National Tennis Championship held from January 4-8 & 8-12, 2024, in Iloilo Sports Complex, Lapaz, Iloilo City, he emerged as the champion in the 14-under boys category. Additionally, he secured victory in the 14-under boys doubles alongside his partner, Adrian Rodriguez.

Castigador, a fifth-grade student at Central Philippine University Elementary School, actively participates in extracurricular activities, showcasing his passion for sports, especially in lawn tennis. He is not only a proud member of the renowned Iloilo Sports Academy but also a valued participant at Camp Delgado Tennis, where he hones his skills and sportsmanship.

 

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