An increasing number of young persons are being attracted to the sport of tennis. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) has started its Fall instalment of the Play Tennis Bahamas program and the growth is tremendous. Partnering with the BLTA this fall to build a stronger community is The RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited. The BLTA is pleased with RBC’s partnership as this helps the Association to reach those children who have never had an opportunity to play this wonderful sport.
The program has a minimal registration fee of only $1 and is powered by volunteers who provide their skills and time to develop the next generation of tennis players. The BLTA provides all sporting equipment(tennis racquets, balls, mini nets etc.). The kids range from 5-16 years old with an increasing number of young persons showing interest. This has led to the BLTA opening an extra session to ensure no child is left behind. With the safety protocols in place, kids are being trained in the forehand, backhand, serves, overheads and volleys.
The program is bearing some excellent results as over 70 students have graced The National Tennis Centre since October!
President Perry Newton noted that “We are building up the sport one child at a time. As our kids grow and enter college we must ensure there is the next generation of tennis players in The country. The kids of Play Tennis Bahamas are so enthusiastic about tennis, it is a sport you fall in love with; it is a lifetime sport. It requires dedication and discipline and builds on positive attributes of comradery, physical health, wellness and teamwork. This is critical not only for our sport but for the nation.” President Newton thanked RBC who is a great corporate citizen. He stated, “We look forward to a continuous and fruitful partnership.”
Original Post Date: 8/11/2021