During the first month of the spring edition of its developmental program, The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) has employed a consistent and structured approach.
A pivotal focus is on the younger divisions, in particular the 4-7-year-old group and the 8-11-year-old group. These two groupings make up approximately 76% of the Play Tennis registrants. The younger kids work on eye and hand coordination, forehands and backhands whilst the older kids add serves and are able to rally, playing from Day 1. By building from the ground up the program is laying a strong foundation in these age divisions for overall growth in junior tennis players.
In the most recent session on Saturday kids between the ages of 4 and 16 participated in a fun and productive session. This week top junior Anthony Burrows Jr/ who has represented the country on multiple national teams was in attendance, volunteering his talent and time. We are thankful for the seeds that are being planted into the next generation through the volunteers. Attracting players to the sport is one goal and making the lessons fun and engaging is also a mission. The BLTA is pleased that this program for beginners still garners so much interest.
The program is tailored in accordance with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Play and Stay campaign. We hope and pray that the participants play and stay in this fantastic sport. All kids are welcomed and can register via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The start of your tennis journey awaits!