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 Programme in primary schools and programmes at the National Tennis Centre in Wildey, St. Michael.
Barbados Tennis Association (the 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.
Being a non-profit organization and the Council or Executive consisting of volunteers, the Association is dependant on the Government of Barbados, the Barbados Olympic Association, the International Tennis Federation and the private sector for financial assistance, in addition to its members to assist with projects and programmes.
The “Home of Tennis” – the National Tennis Centre – has great potential in the development of the sport and is increasingly becoming recognized. However, the Association is aware that a massive financial investment must be made to raise the standard of the game and to enable the Association to fulfill its mandate.
Tennis faces strong competition from traditional sports, in addition to the many leisure activities now available to people of all ages. There are educational opportunities available for young players and improved cardiovascular benefits/exercise for older players. Tennis is the sport for a lifetime and it is time you get involved!
Barbados Tennis Association Inc. – Council 2012-2013
|President||-||Dr Raymond Forde|
|Vice President||-||Sandra Osborne|
|Vice President||-||Patricia Murray|
|Assistant Secretary||-||Margot Thomson|
|Council Members||-||Christopher Cadogan, Carole Callender, Duncan Evanson, Richele LeSaldo, Stephen Slocombe|