European tour announces resumption of 2020 season
- May 28, 2020 - 9:55:07 AM
The European Tour today announces plans for the resumption of the 2020
season with the launch of a new six-week ‘UK Swing’ as well as the
confirmation of new dates for four Rolex Series events.
the suspension of the season on March 8 due to the global Coronavirus
pandemic, the European Tour will return to action initially behind
closed doors in July and run through until December...
Bahamian Michael Cooper graduates with a triple major
- May 18, 2020 - 10:45:03 AM
All around athlete, great academics, God-fearing and a gifted musician
are a few of the attributes that Bahamian Michael Cooper possesses. Now
Michael, a former BLTA Tennis Junior can add graduate to that list!
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) would like to send hearty
congratulations to Michael on obtaining a Bachelors Degree with 3 majors in 5 years!
Michael was also a part of Drake's Athletic team running the 800 metres...
UB Mingoes student-athletes still cautiously optimistic
- May 4, 2020 - 12:15:11 PM
Like the rest of the world, University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes
student-athletes have had to balance disappointment with distancing in
this COVID-19 environment, withdrawing from the very interactions that
have been pivotal to their growth and success.
To stay conditioned, home life has been infused with the routines they
used to do on the field, at the track and at the gym. The COVID-19
pandemic and social distancing protocols to curb the spread of the
disease have led to the suspension of local sporting events and the
closure of sporting venues and facilities.
“I’m just doing what I can at home,” says UB Mingoes basketball forward
Kemsey Sylvestre. “All exercises that can be done out of gym I’m doing
Three Bahamas Bowl alumni selected in 2020 NFL Draft
- Apr 27, 2020 - 3:45:27 PM
Two student-athletes who participated in last year’s Bahamas Bowl joined
one other from 2018 as they were selected during the 2020 NFL Draft,
held in a virtual format April 23-25.
Charlotte defensive end
Alex Highsmith was selected in the third round (No. 102 overall) by the
Pittsburgh Steelers, Charlotte offensive tackle Cameron Clark was
selected in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) by the New York Jets...
Bahamian Tennis players staying ready during the pandemic
- Apr 10, 2020 - 7:20:29 PM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis is encouraging its athletes to stay ready duringthis global crisis.
believe if our athletes continue to practise the drills, shadow their
moves and condition their bodies they will come out stronger and ready
to meet the challenges ahead.
Here are four featured athlethes who are staying ready...
WNBA on the start of the 2020 regular season
- Apr 3, 2020 - 11:00:05 AM
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement:
developments continue to emerge around the COVID-19 pandemic, including
the extension of the social distancing guidelines in the United States
through April 30, the WNBA will postpone the start of its training camps
and tip of the regular season originally scheduled for May 15. While
the league continues to use this time to conduct scenario-planning
regarding new start dates...
Postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game
- Mar 31, 2020 - 1:30:18 PM
On the 24th March, 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
announced its decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a result
of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
to this announcement The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) advised the
Ministry of its support for and compliance with this decision...
WNBA on COVID-19
- Mar 12, 2020 - 11:35:22 AM
WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement: “The
health and safety of players and employees – with our teams and at the
league level – is of the utmost importance. With regard to COVID-19, we
are in touch with the teams, consulting with infectious disease
specialists and monitoring guidance from the CDC and WHO. The WNBA is
currently not in season, but together with the WNBPA and teams, we have
been in close communication and will continue to connect with and offer
resources to players in the U.S. and those playing overseas...
2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament
- Mar 3, 2020 - 10:13:36 AM
Team Delta dominated and held on to beat Team Bravo during the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football
Tournament on Friday past at the T.A. Robinson Stadium.
by Petty Officer Crevin Anderson, Team Delta went into halftime leading
8-0, and won by a final score of 21-0. The double elimination format
featured 4 co-ed teams making spectacular performances on the field...
GBTA Junior National Tennis Tournament
- Feb 24, 2020 - 10:30:37 AM
The Grand Bahama Tennis Association(GBTA) Junior National Tournament was held this weekend in Freeport, Grand Bahama at the YMCA. The event sponsor was Bahamas Pure Water & Ice.
The event was sanctioned by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association and is the first junior national calendar event held in Grand Bahama for 2020. President Darnette Weir of the BLTA was on hand at the Tournament Draw along with the President of the GBTA, Natishka Barrett and tournament directors Danny Rigby and MacArthur Rigby...
Justin Roberts heads to the doubles procircuit semifinals
- Feb 21, 2020 - 11:36:24 AM
Justin Roberts is making his presence felt on the ITF World Tennis Tour
Circuit. This week Justin teamed up with Antiguan Jody Magilney for
doubles at the M15 in Cancun Mexico. The dynamic duo has already had a
successful combination last year as doubles champions on the procircuit.
Yesterday, this Caribbean duo won over Americans George Goldhoff and
Alfredo Perez. In the first set the competition was stiff going to a
tiebreak in favor of Justin and Jody 7-6 with the score of 12-10 in the
first set tiebreak...
Collegiate Tennis News -Abigail Simms & Sierra Donaldson
- Feb 18, 2020 - 10:35:31 PM
Abigail Simms from The Bahamas is playing as the #1 flight singles for
her team Indiana Tech. In this position she faces the #1 ranked girls on
the opposing teams On Saturday Feb 15th the Warriors took on the No.
23-ranked Cumberland University. Abigail lost in #1 singles 3-6,1-6
against Garrida. The second flight doubles of Abigail and partner
Fabbrice was victorious 6-3. .l This win by Abigail and the Warriors was key to the upset win over Cumberland.
The Warriors return to action on Saturday, February 29 as they begin conference action against Aquinas...
Bahamas Jr Fed Cup wins against Honduras
- Feb 13, 2020 - 10:28:59 PM
The Bahamas recorded a good win today at the Junior Fed Cup in El
Salvador. The team consists of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee
Kanuka. The Team is coached by Chelsi Russell.
Kaylee Kanuka playing as the #2 won in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
Peyton Anderson who played as the #1 lost the 1st set 1-6,but came back strong to win the second set 6-2. Peyton dropped the third set 2-6...
Justin Roberts advances On The ITF Pro Circuit
- Feb 13, 2020 - 10:45:22 AM
Participating in the M15 at the Cancun Tennis Academy in Cancun, Mexico is Bahamian Justin Roberts.
In the R1(round of 1)Justin played Alexander Sarkissian winning in
straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Justin was able to close out quickly and will
face Juan Alejandro Serrano from Mexico in R2.
Justin had a great 2019 season. He won doubles and a singles pro circuit championship titles in 2019...
Tennis Developmental Program focuses on beginners
- Feb 10, 2020 - 10:30:13 AM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) "Play Tennis" program is
reporting a steady stream of young children between the ages of 4 and
16o n Saturdays at its free tennis clinics.
On this past Saturday
the rain did not deter the crowd of children and the fun activities
moved indoors at The National Tennis Centre. The Coaches focused the
kids on footwork and fitness, recognizing the importance of both in the
sport in tennis...
The Bahamas 2020 Junior Fed Cup Team
- Feb 6, 2020 - 11:33:27 AM
The Bahamas will be participating in the Junior Fed Cup in El Salvador
starting Sunday, February 9th 2020. Representing The Bahamas is a 3
member team of Peyton Anderson, Kinza Johnson and Kaylee Kanuka. The
Team is coached by Chelsi Russell. Coach Chelsi was recently certified
as an ITF Level 2 Coach in Valencia, Spain.
The Junior Fed Cup is an international team competition for girls in the
16 and under age category. Nations enter regional qualifying events
with the winners advancing to the Finals...
New entrants of The BLTA Play Tennis Program
- Feb 5, 2020 - 5:03:08 PM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) is raising up the next
generation of tennis players by providing a pathway for new beginners
On this past Saturday new entrants participated in The BLTA "Play
Tennis" program held at The National Tennis Centre. The program is
attracting first timers to the sport of tennis...
The 2020 Bahamas Tennis Collegiate Scene
- Feb 3, 2020 - 11:45:30 AM
A number of Bahamians are participating in the tennis college arena with their respective colleges and university.
Lee University - Sierra Donaldson
In their season opener Sierra Donaldson and The Lee University women's tennis team defeated Carson-Newman University 5-2.
her singles match Donaldson fought back from a 7-6 first-set loss to
win the final two sets 6-3 and 7-6 over Vuckovic at the fifth position...
The Bahamas Junior Davis Cup Travels To El Salvador
- Jan 30, 2020 - 9:30:40 AM
The Bahamas is participating in the Junior Davis Cup in San Salvador, El
Salvador starting February 2nd 2020. Representing The Bahamas is a 2
member team of Anthony Burrows Jr. and Dentry Mortimer Jr. The Team is
coached by Jared Turnquest.
Junior Davis Cup is an international
team competition for boys in the 16 and under age category. Nations
enter regional qualifying events with the winners advancing to the