BLTA President Newton speaks at the ITF Junior Tennis Initiative Global Workshop

The International Tennis Federation(ITF) extended an invitation to President Perry Newton to speak at the  2021 National Junior Tennis Initiative(JTI) Global Workshop. There were over 140 countries in attendance that were spilt into sessions. President Newton presented on The Play Tennis Bahamas introductory program and the keys to its success, the development of Island Association…

The Abaco Tennis Association Thanksgiving Classic

The Abaco Tennis Association “ATA” hosted their first Thanksgiving Weekend Classic which was a successful event. The Juniors participated in singles matches for 12U Boys/Girls and 17U Boys/Girls. The winners were: Girls 12U Winner- Makayla McDonaldGirls 12U Runner Up- Kiona OrlandoBoys 12U Winner- Brayden RussellBoys 12U Runner Up- Hank Russell Girls 17U Winner- Grace Ann…

Focus on The Family Islands – Abaco, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama

There are three active island associations sanctioned by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) namely The Abaco Tennis Association (ATA), the Eleuthera Tennis Association (ETA) and the Grand Bahama Tennis Association (GBTA). The BLTA aims to foster a continuous learning and growth environment in tennis in The Bahamas through the sharing of ideas, providing support,…

“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…

Abaco Tennis Update #2

And the Work Continues! Since the hurricane destroyed the tennis courts at the Forest Heights Academy School, the association started looking for another court to use locally. After countless communication between the ATA President, Cameel McDonald, and the local government/administrator, ATA was finally given full access to use the tennis court in Dundas Town, Abaco.…

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…