Mr John Goede, ITF Development Officer for the Caribbean visited The Bahamas this past week. During his stay he led an impactful coaching course via the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.
In concert with the BLTA, Mr Goede also met with a Ministry of Education official, a few local schools and some of the tennis clubs inclusive of Nassau Lawn Tennis Club and the Gym Tennis Club.
Mr. Goede also took time to meet with the Grand Bahamas Tennis Association (GBTA). President of the GBTA Mrs. Natishka Barrett stated, “Mr. Goede’s visit to Grand Bahama was refreshing. With him came ideas to further revitalize the sport here. We are grateful for his tremendous support, as well as to the BLTA for facilitating Mr. Goede’s visit.”
The Bahamian tennis juniors were also a highlight on this visit as John imparted knowledge and insights to the next generation of tennis athletes in Freeport and in Nassau.
President of the BLTA, Darnette Weir, thanks Mr John Goede for his time and energy in seeding into Bahamas Tennis. President Weir stated, “The BLTA is always pleased to have Mr. Goede share his vast expertise. He was gracious during his rigorous and fruitful schedule, which included leading coaches courses to conducting junior tennis clinics and participating in association meetings, club meetings and school visits. Mr. Goede’s presence and visit was all-encompassing”
President Weir further expounded, “It is our firm hope that the nuggets John has shared take root and blossom for the overall development of the sport for one and all.”
We are encouraged as this current administration continues to promote inclusiveness in the tennis community and awareness of the sport generally.
Pictured in the attached is Mr Goede with kids in Nassau and Freeport, and also with Presidents Weir & Barrett, BLTA Executives and Ministry of Education Official, Evon Wisdom.
Original Post Date: 2/4/2019