A great sign for the future of Bahamian tennis is the large jump in young players from 20 to 35 participants at the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for the young 10’s and 12’s tennis players this last weekend. This is from the inaugural event last year to the same event this year.
In this first of the 2019 Series
The concept is to increase this important development group and build camaraderie through competition that is not knock out so that they can all work together as friends to better all their games. The events are geared to both boys and girls as tennis is a unique sport that is played by both and is a “Game for life” that can lead to College Tennis Scholarships. The event is designed to take place over a single weekend and the juniors are given lunch each day to keep them together and help make friends while developing their games.
At this first event of 2019 the Boys 10’s winner was Miguel Smith with runner up Alec Hooper, the Girls 10’s Winner Millie Beukes with runner up BreAnn Holgrave, The boys 12’s winner Michael Major with runner up Jackson Mactaggart and the Girls 12’s Winner BreAnn Ferguson with runner up Saphire Ferguson. Additionally “The Charlie Farrington” Sportsmanship awards will be announced separately and presented at the start of the next event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Series at The Lleyton Hewitt Academy at on 9th and 10th March.
Chief organiser, and IC Vice President, Neil Mactaggart said he was delighted with the turnout and the attitude of the young players who are developing well in to a good group of competitive friends who are embracing the IC encouragement of sportsmanship with its motto of “Hands across the net, friendship across the ocean”. Neil further added that this Winterbotham IC Junior Series seems to be effectively reaching out to a wide
At the prize presentation IC President, Kit Spencer, thanked Ivan Hooper of Winterbotham Trust for their sponsorship that makes this very successful series possible.