Young persons are being attracted to the sport of tennis. There are viable programs in Abaco, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and New Providence. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) has started its Fall instalment of the Play Tennis program 8n New Providence. Many kids attended the last session held on Saturday including The Governor General Youth Award (GGYA) Program. The Youth Group was introduced to the sport and was excited to Play Tennis! and Persons can learn the sport for a low registration fee of $1. The program is held every Saturday at the National Tennis Centre at 9 am.
The concept of opening up the Sport to all interested persons has proven to be successful for The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA). After attracting hundreds to its introductory program over the years and impacting a great number of lives. The program which is focused on young kids ages 5-16 years old, trains children in eye-hand coordination, footwork, forehands, serves, backhands and volleys.
President Newton noted that “We are building up the sport one child at a time. As our kids grow to order and enter college we must ensure there is the next generation of tennis players in The country.. the kids are enthusiastic about tennis, it is a sport you Fall 8n love with. It requires dedication and discipline and builds on positive attributes of camaraderie, physical health and wellness and teamwork. This is critical not only for our Sport but for the nation.”
Junior Tennis is developed in Abaco by the ATA, Eleuthera by the ETA and Grand Bahama by the GBTA. There are many more islands that Tennis can be expanded to. We want to give more kids more opportunities to grow and develop themselves.
Partnering with the BLTA this fall to build a stronger community is The RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited. We thank RBC who is a great corporate citizen. We look forward to a continuous and fruitful partnership.” Registration can be made via email at email@example.com for the next session scheduled for Saturday, Oct 23rd. Safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
Original Post date: 20/10/2021