Wednesday, July 3, 2013

All’s set for All Jamaica Junior Tennis

The Sagicor Bank All Jamaica Tennis Championship slated for July 4 to 7 at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre is set to unearth young and upcoming talent in the local tennis arena. 

1st Vice President of Tennis Jamaica welcomes 14y/o Warren Lee (l) during the launch of the Sagicor Bank All Jamaica Junior Tennis Championship at Sagicor’s Head Office in New Kingston on Tuesday, July 2. Sharing the moment are Sagicor Bank’s Tamara Waul-Douglas (3rd left) and Hi Lyte Sports Drink’s Julette Fox-Hosang. Also new to the annual tournament are 15y/o Octavia Lee and 13y/o Joshua Goldson. The tournament slated for July 4 to 7 at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre is noted as Jamaica’s premier event for unearthing talent in the sport.

Aswad Morgan, 1st Vice President of Tennis Jamaica expressed the role that the annual tournament plays in highlighting talent. “Tennis Jamaica plays a major role in identifying strong players of the sport. One of our mandates is to ensure that local players receive the necessary support to compete locally, regionally and internationally,” said Morgan. 

Rejeanne Campbell, Brand Manager, Sagicor Bank said “We congratulate the Tennis Jamaica Team for the staging of what will no doubt be an amazing tournament unearthing many brilliant stars, and we applaud their hard work and continued commitment to supporting the sport in Jamaica. 

More than 150 players compete in the Boys' and Girls' Under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 categories over the three day tournament. 

Over the years, the All Jamaica Tennis Championship has unveiled Jamaica’s top performing players. These are namely Tinesta Rowe - who went on to represent Jamaica for the Women’s Fed Cup, Dominic Pagon, Brandon Burke and more recently Daniel Harris – all past champions and members of the Davis Cup Team representing Jamaica. 

Tennis Jamaica is governed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). 

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