ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FIVE IN JITICMonday 23rd July 2012
Antigua & Barbuda are being represented by five players in what is dubbed the competition for future champions of the region, (JITIC) Junior International Tennis Championships is considered the most prestigious junior event held by the ITF ( International Tennis Federation) for the region.
This competition will serve off on July 28th, 2012 in El Salvador with Under-16 player Shakir Elvin, Under-14 players D'Jeri Raymond, Jessica Isaac, Cordell Williams Jr and Justic Christopher.
All players are in top form, with D'Jeri Raymond successfully completing 3 weeks of competiton in Aruba and Jamaica, Cordell Williams Jr. and Justice Christopher competing in the Wilson Cup though not successful have played a high level of tennis preparing them for this pretigious event.
Shakir Elvin representing in 2011 and a top ranked national Under 18 player and preparing in manner to make his tennis a force to be reckoned with. Jessica Isaac a top ranked national under 14 player working vigorously on the practice courts to make her presence felt.
It was a difficult feat in putting this team together, because of our limitations with players of the required age categories but also with securing the required funding to get the time to this event. The ABTA (Antigua & Barbuda Tennis Association) must say a heartfelt thank you to the NOC(National Olympic Committee) for coming on board and recognising that without competitions like this our juniors will be at a dissadvantage in their overall development.
The team is scheduled to leave Antigua on Friday 27th July, 2012.
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