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
RBDF Participates in Marathon Bahamas 2020 (Sunshine Insurance)
- Jan 26, 2020 - 3:37:06 PM
Kudos go out to the Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence
Force (RBDF) for a great showing at The 11th Annual Sunshine Insurance
Marathon Bahamas (Race Weekend) race on Sunday January 19th, 2020.
RBDF had a total of 2 relay teams and 3 individual half-marathon
runners in the competition. The RBDF Road Runners 1 Team consisting of
Able Seamen Gharvis Sturrup and Michael Gibson and Marine Seamen
Wellington Ramsey and Marvin Minns finished with an overall time of
three hours, twenty-eight minutes and eighteen seconds (3:28:18)...
Colina Sponsors Two Teams in The JBLN
- Jan 21, 2020 - 3:00:13 PM
Colina Insurance Limited is sponsoring two Junior Baseball League of
Nassau (JBLN) teams during the league’s 2020 season. The Colina Tigers
will compete in the Coach-Pitch (ages 7-8) division while the Colina
Crushers will contend in the Girls Softball (under-21) division. Taige
Adderley, of Colina’s Corporate Communications department had the
opportunity to meet with the teams during JBLN's opening day ceremony at
the JBLN Field of Dreams this past weekend...
Dylan Wu claims 36-hole lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 14, 2020 - 8:35:45 AM
After a 5-under 67 on Sunday led to a T2 position entering the second
round, Dylan Wu carded a front-nine 31 and an eventual 66 on Monday to
open up a seven-stroke lead on the field. At 11-under, Wu leads George
Cunningham and John Oda at 4-under and three players at 3-under. Play
was suspended due to darkness at 5:48 p.m. with five groups remaining on
the course at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay...
The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay
- Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM
Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020
Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
Justin Roberts Earns Sports Law and Business Masters
- Dec 31, 2019 - 10:20:30 AM
Congratulations are in order for Bahamian Justin Roberts who graduated
with a Masters Degree in Sports Law and Business. Justin obtained this
degree whilst also securing doubles and singles wins on the procircuit during the year.
first degree was a Bachelors of Science in Finance. He followed up with
his graduate degree in short order. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association
extends hearty congratulations to Justin on remaining focused and
disciplined in pursuit of his goals...
Giving back to The Ranfurly Home Children
- Dec 23, 2019 - 11:00:12 AM
Free Tennis Clinic was provided to the young children from The Ranfurly
Home For Children by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA).
the past months The BLTA happily welcomed the kids at The National
Tennis Centre. President Darnette Weir stated "We wanted to provide this
avenue for the young boys and girls from the children's home to
experience the sport of tennis knowing that if we can make their life a
bit happier or better...
Minister Lanisha Rolle and Tourism DG Joy Jibrilu Present Awards to Bahamas Bowl Champs
- Dec 20, 2019 - 10:47:23 PM
Buffalo Bulls won the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl today at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Pictured with the champion team,
presenting awards are Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon.
Lanisha Rolle, centre, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu,
centre left. The Bulls won against the Charlotte 49ers with a score of
31-9. Jaret Patterson was named Offensive Player of the Game, and
Malcolm Koonce was awarded Defensive Player of the Game.
Makers Wanted Football Players Coach Bahamian Youth
- Dec 20, 2019 - 2:55:08 PM
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl recently held a Youth Football Clinic at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at which Bahamian youth were coached
by Buffalo Bulls and Charlotte 49ers teams. The teams arrived Monday
to kick off the sixth year of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. Kickoff
takes place today at the National Stadium. Officials of the Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will attend the event, televised in
the United States on ESPN.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Eleuthera Tennis Tournament dubbed a success!
- Dec 20, 2019 - 12:00:24 PM
The first annual Coach Artie Johnson tennis tournament was a resounding
success! The two day tournament featured senior and junior tennis
players in The Bahamas.
Coach Artie Johnson thanked all those
persons who were instrumental in rendering assistance towards the
tournament inclusive of Ms. Darnette Weir, President of the Bahamas Lawn
Tennis Association, Mr Tim Dames, Ms Kathy Coleman, Robert (Captain
Bob) Griffin and French Leaves Resort...
Buffalo, Charlotte Teams arrive for Bahamas Bowl
- Dec 17, 2019 - 12:50:49 PM
Buffalo Bulls and Charlotte 49ers teams arrived at Atlantis Paradise
Island resort on Monday afternoon to kick off the sixth year of the
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl -- set for Friday, December 20, 2019 at the
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 2:00 p.m. Officials of the
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will attend the event,
televised in the United States on ESPN. Team members are pictured upon
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...