LA Tenorio Ginebra
Ginebra veteran guard LA Tenorio (right), seen here with Stanley Pringle, joined some of his teammates for a ‘cluster training.’ PBA Images

After going “solo” in the resumption of practice sessions, guard LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has finally joined the small group training Monday at The Upper Deck in Pasig City.

Tenorio initially practiced at the venue by himself with the help of a team utility because of safety health concerns since his wife Chesca was about to give birth to their fourth child.

Last Sept. 17, the Tenorio’s welcomed their baby girl Solana Therese.

“Yes nag-join na din ako sa small group practice ng Ginebra noong Monday pa actually,” Tenorio – known by his moniker “Tinyente” in the PBA – said in a message Tuesday to Manila Bulletin.

The 5-foot-9 Tenorio joined the group of Scottie Thompson, and two Ginebra rookies Arvin Tolentino and Kent Salado under assistant coach Kirk Collier in the morning practice session.

The couple has three boys: the eldest is eight-year-old Santi, followed by seven-year-old Sian, and three-year-old Lucas. In an Instagram post, Tenorio’s photo of him holding “Reese” had a caption “Our Unica Hija”.

Tenorio said he has mixed feelings now that they have their baby girl, and the PBA restart in a “bubble” starting Oct. 9 in Clark, Pampanga. The restart is estimated to go for two months.

He understands, however, the need to sacrifice a little.

“Honestly…  mahirap especially I have newborn pa,” said Tenorio. “But as a professional this is part of our job wala naman may gusto ng nangyari na ito sa atin. It’s not gonna be easy away from your family for two months.”

“But on the other hand, I’ll use this also as my motivation. I’ll go there and play for my family and making sure that I’ll make the most out of my time in the bubble. We as a player have to be positive lang talaga.”

Source: Manila Bulletin (