July 23, 2010
2010 Summer Junior Tennis Championship climaxes tomorrow

The anticipated 2010 Summer National Junior Tennis Championships sponsored by Caribbean Alliance Insurance Company Ltd. / Haydock Insurances Ltd. has become a showcase of young, Vincentian Tennis talent since the tournament started on Saturday, July 17.{{more}} “With over sixty-five registered junior tennis players looking to improve their mid-year rankings and prepare for the upcoming ITF international junior tournament in SVG in August, the competition has produced a very high level of play,” stated Tournament Director Andy Bentick.

The National Tennis Centre in Villa, donated by the Taiwanese government, is the venue for this national sporting event. All categories of play are included from Boys and Girls Under-10 to Under-18. Local Tennis schools and clubs represented are Bonan Tennis School, Grassroot Tennis, Futures Tennis Academy, Great Head Tennis Academy, Onike Tennis Academy and X-Cel Tennis Academy. In addition, players from several private coaches are also represented.

“We are hoping our junior tennis players will leverage their tennis skills to earn scholarships to higher education in the future. The SVGTA is committed to supporting these initiatives and is thankful for the sponsorship to Junior Tennis by Caribbean Alliance Insurance Company Ltd./ Haydock Insurances Ltd.,” stated President of the SVGTA, Mr. Anthony McKenzie.

The SVGTA looks forward to continued support from the private and public sectors as it prepares for the SVG International Tennis Federation Junior Tournament in August. This event, now in its fourth year, attracts close to two hundred visitors to SVG and is a major sports tourism attraction in August.

The 2010 Summer National Junior Tennis Championships will conclude on Saturday, 24th July, with what is expected to be exciting finals competition in all categories. The event builds on the SVG Tennis Association’s plans to provide a full calendar of National and International tournaments and events to promote the national growth of Tennis.