“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…

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Happy New Year 2021

New Years Message

Happy New Year to all, 2021 is a year of promise. As we look back at our success and struggles of 2020, we are committed to further growing the sport of tennis throughout the Bahamas. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic tennis activity was virtually halted as competitive sporting events across the country was prohibited. This…

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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…

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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,…

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BLTA IS NOW ON UTR

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Universal Tennis LLC, whereby Universal Tennis is now providing the BLTA, its tournament organisers and players with access to UTR, the company’s renowned rating system and technology platform. WHAT IS UTR? Universal Tennis Rating, or “UTR” is…

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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.…

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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…

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