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Kevin Major Jr. continues his dominance in the Florida USTA arena - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:20:47 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr.  on continuing a stellar record in the  Florida based arena. This time Kevin would be succesful in Miami Beach $1,500 USTA/UTR at the Flamingo Park Tennis Centre.

The road to victory was a competitive one, Kevin who was ranked #1 won over the 3rd seed Julien Evrard 6-4; 3-6; 11-9 in the semifinals.  In the finals Kevin would play another 3rd set winning 6-4; 4-6; 10-5 over Michael Heller...
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Inner City Kids Benefit from D-Squad Basketball Camp - Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48:36 AM

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Inner city children of the Baillou Hill Road, Garden Hills, and Yellow Elder communities got to experience two weeks of competition and fun as they honed their basketball skills at the annual D-Squad Basketball Camp.

The D-Squad Basketball Camp welcomes boys and girls ages five to 17 to join them each summer as they not only learn the rules of the sport, but foster overall character development in areas such as discipline, hard work, and community spirit...
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Joshua Turnquest named Tennis Male Athlete Of The Year(River State Conf)in College Tennis - Jul 12, 2019 - 7:45:32 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Joshua Turnquest on being named The River State Conference "Male Athlete Of The Year"

In May of this year Joshua was also selected by The Intercollegiate Tennis Association to the singles All-American list! In singles national rankings Joshua ended his season as No. 16 in the nation...
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Kevin Major wins a USTA Broward Summer Men's Tennis open - Jul 11, 2019 - 1:50:37 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr.  on winning a Florida based USTA Broward Summer Men's Open held in Coral Springs. Kevin faced the winner of the U18 ITF Easter Bowl tournament in the finals. Kevin was victorius over Ronald Hohmann 4-2 4-1(shorter sets due to constraints).

Kevin continues to perform well on the local Florida based USTA Opens tournaments with an impressive winning record reflected in tournament play...
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Jenna Bayles leads Sands Beer Cup - Jul 8, 2019 - 2:30:36 PM

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Bahamas Golf Federation’s President Lynford announced that the race for the 2019 Sands Beer Cup is in full swing. After 6 rounds, the current leader is Jenna Bayles with a total of 151 points representing her best 4 rounds. Jenna also just recently won the Ladies National Amateur Championship and is a member of the National Team. Jenna has a 5 point lead over Nyah Singh in second place at 146. Heathcliff Kane is third with 145 followed by Mark Carter in 4th with 142, Nadario Ferguson is 5th at 140 and Victor Skinner rounds out the 6th spot with 139...
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Sydney Clarke And Jacobi Bain Advances To The Junkanoo Bowl Quarterfinals - Jul 4, 2019 - 8:20:24 AM

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It was a thriller of a match as the Girls #1 seed in The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA)  TF Junkanoo Bowl played amid a throng of supporters at The National Tennis Centre.

Sydney Clarke saw action for the first time in singles after receiving a first round bye due to her seeding position. Fans and friends came out to see the #1 ranked Bahamian junior in action and they witnessed a show of talent and finesse. Mary Jean Brumfield from the USA fought a set down 5-7 to tie it in the second 6-3 and force a third set where Sydney would raise the ante remaining focused and composed as  she closed out 6-4...
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BLTA Tennis Junior Nationals Winners - Jun 27, 2019 - 9:10:37 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) 2019 Junior Nationals has come to a successful close as the champions and runners up were decided today in some highy contested matches.

Attached is a listing of all the finalists including the winners in the various age categories. Congratulations to all of the winners and runners up who displayed their skills all week long; the serves, the slices, the overheads...
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Bahamas Falls to Puerto Rico in Davis Cup - Jun 21, 2019 - 10:42:41 PM

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Today was an important day as it was necessary for the Bahamas to secure a second spot in Pool A. This would qualify them to contend for a 3rd spot on Saturday.

In order to do so Team Bahamas would need to either win both of its singles or  at a minimum one of its singles in order to take it to doubles.

Up first was Philip Major Jr.  playing as the #2 in the first Rubber. Philip came out slow and lost the first set 0-6...
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Critical 3rd inning costs UB Mingoes game against Lady Warriors - Jun 20, 2019 - 4:12:42 PM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s softball team dropped to 2-3 after a loss at the hands of the Lady Warriors 11-1 in NPSA action Tuesday night at The Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

Brendia Ferguson picked up the win for the Warriors and Charity Rolle picked up the loss for the Mingoes.

The Warriors ended the game in four innings...
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Bahamas Davis Cup in Costa Rica - Day 3 - Jun 20, 2019 - 9:38:01 AM

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After securing the win over Antigua on Monday The Bahamas faced the host country Costa Rica  today after yesterday's  day off.

In singles Philip went up early but lost 4-6, 2-6 to Sebastian Quiros. Baker lost in a tough tiebreak 6-3, 3-6, 2-6 to Jesse Flores Knowles.

Coach Marvin Rolle would go with the doubles lineup of Justin Lunn and Donte Armbrister. They played well but lost 4-6,4-6...
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Bahamas Wins over Antigua & Barbuda in 2019 Davis Cup in Costa Rica - Jun 17, 2019 - 4:45:20 PM

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Day 1 of Davis Cup action kicked off today. Bahamian Philip Major met Shakir Elvin from Antigua. This one would be the 2nd time they match up in Davis Cup action. The first time was in 2018 where Phillip won in 2 sets 6-4, 6-3. This time it would be much improved with Philip allowing only one game in the 1st set.  In the second set he won 6-3 to win the match.

In Rubber #2 Baker Newman from The Bahamas faced the #1 from Antigua, Jody Mangiley. Baker like Philip saw his opponent before in 2018 where Baker won in two sets 7-5, 7-5...
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RBDF hosts Ironman Triathlon Competition - Jun 16, 2019 - 6:36:16 PM

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Able Seaman Gharvis Sturrup proved to be the best all around athlete, as he captured the prestigious Ironman Triathlon competition at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Annual Ironman Triathlon competition on May 31st.

Held at the Coral Harbour Base, the young rookie bested 8 other competitors in a grueling and fierce competition with an overall time of 57 minutes, 15 seconds. Marine Seaman Troy Seymour followed a close second with a time of 57 minutes...
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UB Mingoes fall to 1-2 with loss to defending NPSA champs Wildcats - Jun 5, 2019 - 10:57:06 PM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s softball team lost to the NPSA defending champion Wildcats 20-4 Tuesday night at The Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

The Mingoes trailed the Wildcats 8-4 going into the 5th inning.  In the 5th, the Wildcats batted around the order scoring 12 runs to go up 20-4.  The Mingoes were starting a comeback in the bottom of the inning but could only muster one run...
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Bahamas Judo National Champions creates new champions - Jun 5, 2019 - 1:01:42 PM

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The Bahamas Judo Federation held it's national championship at Holy Family Parish Activity Center  this past weekend. Forty eight athletes ages 6 to 25 participated. As expected Olympic hopeful Cynthia Rahming won the senior females middleweight division. Also US Open winner Xavion Johnson continued his dominance repeating as national champion for the lightweight division ages 12 to 14.

However, there were some surprises. Men's senior middleweight division was won by Alex Strachan age 16 with his twin brother Daniel taking the runner up position...
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Top Swimmers Ready to Make a Splash at National Swimming Championships - Jun 5, 2019 - 10:00:56 AM

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After a spectacular winning performance on the CARIFTA 2019 international stage, swimmers are diving headfirst into the Bahamas Aquatic Federation’s 48th National Swimming Championships this June.

Erald Thompson, Assistant Treasurer of the Bahamas Aquatics Federation, said spectators can look forward to “a wonderful and exciting time, with new records being set” when the athletes hit the water at the Betty-Kelly Kenning Aquatic Center between June 20 and June 24 for the event...
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BLTA Play Tennis Program gets a visit from Brajaxba Tennis Club - Jun 2, 2019 - 12:55:07 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association held another successful session of its "Play Tennis" Program. The sessions are fun and interactive and provides a pathway for new beginners in the sport.

Today Brajaxaba Club joined in the training as some tennis juniors(including Jacobi Bain, BreAnn Ferguson, Brianna Houlgrave, Virgil Homere)participated in the session.

The BLTA thanks veteran coach Mr. Bradley Bain in lending a hand in assisting today to this developing program..
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IC Bahamas Junior Tennis Series Is Underway at Baha Mar Resorts - May 25, 2019 - 9:37:55 PM

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Over 50 matches were held today as IC Bahamas Junior Tennis Series got underway at the Baha Mar Resorts.

Top juniors in the U12 and U10 participated in a very competitive environment displaying their tennis skills.  The event is sanctioned by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) and sponsored by Winterbotham...
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The Blta's "Play Tennis" Program Introduces New Players to the Sport - May 25, 2019 - 10:15:05 AM

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Another exciting and fun week of tennis at the National Tennis Centre for  bright and eager young individuals.  These beginners have displayed a desire to learn new skills and to participate in a fun and dynamic environment.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends a thank you to all those whodonated kids racquets for the program,stringing, coaching time and energies in the organization of these valuable tennis sessions.  Aspecial thank you to Mr. Justin Roberts for racquets  donation and Mr. Larry Rolle for stringing donation...
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The 2019 Bowl Season begins in The Bahamas - May 24, 2019 - 1:05:58 PM

The bowl season will begin in the Bahamas this year as the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl has been set for Friday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. ET.
The longest-running international bowl game in college football history will play its sixth edition once again in Nassau’s 15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, and the game will be broadcast in the United States for the sixth consecutive year by ESPN...
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35th Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Championships open with greater participation - May 23, 2019 - 3:26:09 PM

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The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held an opening ceremony for the 35th annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships, May 22, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson Sports Centre.  Athletes from over 60 primary schools throughout the country participated in a March-Past and were welcomed by the Ministry's Director of Sports, Tim Munnings, who acknowledged that "this is the largest number of participating schools."  Some schools were first time participants. Under Secretary of the Ministry, Renee Bullard, officially opened the event on behalf of Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle.  Participating athletes are pictured during their events...
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