“Play Tennis” Strong

The recent session of The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s “Play Tennis” featured an introduction to the backhand stroke. The backhand can be a one-handed or two-handed stroke. Many of the kids prefer thetwo-handed backhand. Play Tennis has welcomed up to approximately 20 participants since its resumption at the beginning of the year, keeping in line…

BLTA JTI Match Play

BLTA MATCHPLAY TENNIS SERIES

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) has started a matchplay series to jumpstart tennis play for juniors. The matchplay was started in the last quarter of 2020 at the National Tennis Centre as competitive tournaments in The Bahamas were previously prohibited. The BLTA’s matchplay organizer Shayvon Clarke stated that “The players are playing with more confidence…

Danielle Thompson

Let’s Play Tennis

Danielle Thompson, who represented The Bahamas in the 2019 Fed Cup ( now the Billy Jean King Cup) is conducting tennis clinics for female tennis juniors. Danielle has had an illustrious collegiate tennis career at Morgan State University, a Division 1 college. She was awarded Player Of the Year, 1st Team #1 Singles and Doubles,…

IC 2020 Training Camp

An Intensive Training Camp For Top Tennis Junior Talent (8-13 yr olds) in Grand Bahama Held This Week

Yesterday marked the end of a very successful one-week intensive tennis training camp in Freeport, Grand Bahama. IC Bahamas wanted to reach out to Grand Bahama and inspire our young talent pool there to further develop their game. Neil Mactaggart from IC Bahamas stated, “After hurricane Dorian and now COVID, our juniors needed encouragement and…

ATA All hands in

All Hands In – Abaco Tennis Update

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…

Joshua Turnquest All American

Joshua Turnquest – Prestigious ITA All American

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its 2020 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American’s list. Bahamian Joshua Turnquest was selected by The ITA to the All-American list for the second year in a row! Joshua earned this accolade by being ranked in the top 20 in the NAIA/ITA national singles ranking. Joshua leads the Asbury…