GTC to serve up annual school bursary
August 13, 2013

GTC to serve up annual school bursary

The Grassroot Tennis Club (GTC) has added an annual school bursary to its outreach programme.{{more}}

The programme is being supported by the Mustique Company, which donated $350 towards the annual summer camp.

Head of the GTC Grant Connell has indicated that the bursary, whose first recipient was Sarwan Myers, should not be “a one-off affair”.

The donation was handed over by assistant coach at GTC Khir Huggins to Sarwan, in the presence of his grandmother, Josephine Myers.

“….I thank Mustique Company Limited profusely for their kind contribution of $350 to the summer camp. Hopefully, now that they see how their contribution went to a worthy cause, next year they can help 10 children….if they can afford it,” Connell stated.

Connell added that the Mustique Company, which is of high repute, should take on board the suggestion, as they will be assisting in the future of not one, but 10 children.

He added that, by extension, families will be given an ease in their expenses, at least at the commencement of the school year.

“ … The hardest thing is to get started and we at Grassroot Tennis Club know the challenges of parents and guardians in ensuring their children or wards get the necessary implements, books, clothing, etc. for school, hence the reason for this gesture,” Connell said.

The Grassroot Tennis Club, a pet project of Connell, began operations in February 2010, with the mantra of “bring your racket and come”. The project provides youngsters with the opportunity to learn the sport of tennis free of cost.

Since opening at the transformed and refurbished Haddon Hotels courts on Murray’s Road, the GTC has been the beacon for the sport in St Vincent and the Grenadines, as it has staged several junior tennis tournaments, as well as senior competitions, among other engagements.(RT)