The Confederation of Tennis for Central America and the Caribbean (Cotecc) is hosting the first-ever high-level training camp for the English-speaking countries in the region at the BLTA’s National
Tennis Centre (NTC). 12 of the best athletes in the U14 division have touched down and are participating in the camp from 5 countries including The Bahamas, Barbados, Curacao, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Leading the camp is John Goede the ITF Development Officer for the Caribbean. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association is pleased to be chosen as the country to organize this event which gives our talented juniors a forum for increased learning, to sharpen their skills and broaden their horizons. Joining Coach Goede on the court is Level 1 Coach Marion Bain who has captained our teams in this age division in international competition. President Perry Newton greeted the local and international players at the camp. Top players from The Bahamas include Tatyana Madu(top 30 on the Cotecc circuit), Patrick Mactaggart(top 55), Briana Houlgrave, Caitlyn Pratt, Synaj Watkins, Chase Newbold, Ayai Bethel and Danielle Saunders. Joining them in the intensive training camp are 6 top athletes from the region. including the top 6th boy and top 8th ranked girl in the Caribbean and Central American region.
The camp will last for four days and immediately following is The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s U14 Cotecc International Junior Tennis Tournament. The talented players will get to put into play
all they have learned and put into practice as more juniors converge at the NTC on Saturday for the round-robin matches. Main Draw singles are scheduled to start on Monday along with the consolation matches.
On Friday, November 10th registered players must sign in from 4 pm to 6 pm at the National Tennis Centre. Players must bring their passports along with the $50 tournament fee to sign in. Players who are not yet registered but wish to participate can walk in during the sign-in time on Friday from 4 pm -6 pm and register upon availability, as space is limited. Players must be 11 at the start of the tournament and born between 2009-2012. The tournament promises to be an exciting one.
Original Post Date: 11/9/2023