The Rebuilding of Abaco Tennis
In Part 1 of our series on the “Rebuilding of Tennis in Abaco,” we told you how the Abaco Tennis Association (ATA) members banded together to renovate a tennis court in Dundas Town, Abaco after the passage of Hurricane Dorian destroyed their old tennis courts in Forest Heights.
Those efforts were stalled due to the occurrence of the global pandemic. However, since the opening of construction and maintenance sectors, the rebuilding has resumed. President of the ATA Cameel McDonald has led the cleanup efforts and thanks all who have given to the efforts through their time, energy and donations.
The process although not easy has started and will allow the members to experience tennis again and to come back to a small sense of normalcy. In 2019, The Bahamas Lawn Tennis (BLTA) Association President Darnette Weir organised a fundraiser tournament in November to aid the efforts of the ATA. This was greatly appreciated.
The initiative over the last few weeks was done under the “All-Hands-In” campaign. In the words of President McDonald “Success does not come overnight but it takes preparation, toiling and perseverance.”
Pictured are ATA members assisting with the cleanup of the courts. They were excited to help in improving the court that will be a focal point of tennis development in Abaco!
Original Post Date: 29/5/2020