Local sports lovers are set for a treat with world class tennis returning this December, featuring 3 of the top 20 ranked ATP male players. B.I.T.E (Barbados Invitational Tennis Exhibition) with the sanctioning of the BTA (Barbados Tennis Association) will host “Tennis pon de rock2” 2010 highlighted by 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro.
Now in its second year, the event will be even bigger than last year’s, which featured then World #1 Serena Williams and current #1 Caroline Wozniacki, as Del Potro joins exciting #12 ranked Gael Monfils of France and the fast serving, 6’ 9” American John Isner. Isner, currently ranked #19, played the longest tennis match in history this year at Wimbledon, eventually winning an 11 hour marathon which stretched over 3 days.
“Tennis pon de rock2” 2010 will take place December 11 & 12. The first day’s play will be at the Gymnasium Complex and feature Del Potro vs. Monfils and Isner vs. Barbados #1 Haydn Lewis. The second day will be a full VIP hospitality event, hosted at the Sugar Hill Tennis Resort.
In addition to more players, this year will also feature a unique Tennis Village at the Gymnasium which will house hospitality tents, bars, food stalls, music, merchandise stalls, fastest serve competition, road tennis, Tennis WII and other items to add to the attraction of the day.
“Tennis pon de rock2” 2010 is a charitable event aimed at raising funds for the betterment of all Barbadian children, through sports – specifically tennis. Working in conjunction with the Barbados Tennis Association’s Schools Programme, it is our Goal to assist in opening new doors of opportunities for children by building Tennis and sports in Barbados.
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