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Remember – Tennis is a sport which can be enjoyed by all regardless of age, ability, gender or social background. In Barbados, it is now accessible to more individuals through the Schools Tennis Initiative Development Programmes in primary and senior schools and programmes at the National Tennis Centre in Wildey, St. Michael.
The Barbados Tennis Association is the governing body of tennis in the island and oversees the development of all aspects of the game.
The Association is determined to welcome more people into the sport, to keep their interest alive and to help all players maximize their full potential.
The National Tennis Center was bustling with activity last weekend as the Island Heritage Tennis10s competition saw scores of young tennis stars from 5 clubs come together to compete in 5 teams within 3 categories.
Congratulations to team Blackbird who won the team competition accumulating 26 points.
The Tennis 10s is an ITF initiative that introduces young juniors to tennis using low compression balls that encourage rallies.
Lance Castange-Clemont played undefeated in the Green ball competition. He delivered on important points in crucial matches to win all his matches and this division. In a close fought match Lance defeated Javonte Blackett 10-9 in the final sudden death point to ensure victory. The final match saw Lance come up against Aaron Jones and neither had lost a match at that point. The determined Lance defeated the athletic Aaron 10-6 in the deciding match.
The orange ball competition played on three quarters of a court was very competitive and the players were divided into 2 groups with 8 players qualifying for the knockout stage. Christian Gosselin defeated Jamie Hudson 10-3 in one semi, while Justin Atkins defeated Adam King 10-7 in the other. Gosselin, following in the footsteps of his older brother Lukas, went on to win the final 10-4.
The Red ball competition, which targets beginners 9 and under, uses a half court with a special purpose net. Neil King played undefeated in this group with Mikah Morgan as runner up and Zahria Trotman winning the girls.
Final results of the team competition:
Bajan Pride 18
Green Monkey 17
Flying Fish 11
Action continues this week at the National Tennis Center in the Peter Patterson/Powerade Junior tournament.
See following link to download the fact sheet & entry form for the 2014 Peter Patterson / Powerade (PPP) Junior Tournament to be played from Friday December 5 to Saturday December 13, 2014 at the National Tennis Centre.
2014 PPP Fact Sheet & Entry form
The Entry Deadline is Wednesday December 3 at 6.00 pm.
Please ensure you submit the entry form and fees by the deadline and obtain a receipt..
Hope to see you on the court.
PS – we still have some outstanding entry fees from the Nationals and NASSCO/Fortress tournaments – if you are one of those with outstandings – pls ensure paid ASAP! Check with Trudy if in doubt!
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Barbados Tennis Association Inc will be held at the office of the Barbados Olympic Association Inc, Olympic Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St Michael, on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2014, AT 6.00 PM to transact the following business:
1 Call to Order.
2 Confirmation of Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.
3 Matters Arising.
4 President’s Address and Report of Council for year ended December 31, 2013.
5 Financial Report for year ended December 31, 2013.
6 Re-appointment of the incumbent Auditor.
7 Election of Officers:
7.2 Vice President
7.4 Two Council Members.
8 Any Other Business.
Dated October 24, 2014.
By Order of Council
1 Members: Each Club or School Member is entitled to send one Representative to the Meeting. Junior Members are entitled to attend the Meeting but are not eligible to vote.
2 Item 5: Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2013 are available at the following link – 2013 Audited Financials