TENNIS PLAYERS OFF FOR REGIONAL TOURNAMENTSFriday 23rd March 2012
The Antigua & Barbuda Tennis Association is pleased to announce that four of its Antigua based junior tennis players will be contesting the first of three (3) regional International Tennis Federation grade 4 tournaments; Barbados junior international, Trinidad ITF Junior circuit 2012 and Copa Sultana in Puerto Rico- March 23rd to April 13th, 2012.
Shakir Elvin the only U 18 player will be trying to earn his first ITF ranking points. Elvin will battle through this weekend’s qualifiers to earn a position in the tournaments main draw schedule to start on Monday 26th March, 2011. Cordell Williams jr. and Jevannie Ambrose will be competing in the U14 boys competition while the sole female D’Jeri Raymond will be contesting the girls U14 competition.
Also competing in two (2) of the three (3) tournament is our US based players Kyle Joseph and Jody Maginley who will also be flying the Antigua & Barbuda flag. Both Joseph and Maginley are coming off tour in South Africa playing grade 2 tournaments.
Playing these tournaments would not have been possible for our juniors without family and corporate support. D’Jeri Raymond thanks ABI Bank limited and their marketing team for being part of her developmental process by covering tournament expenses. Jevannie Ambrose & Cordell Williams would like to thank all who have supported them in covering their tournament expenses. Shakir Elvin thanks West Indies Oil Company and Christopher & Gonsalves Chambers for assisting with his tournament expenses. The association thanks Mrs. Williams who will be chaperon to these juniors and Coach Cordell Williams who has ably prepared them for the international stage.
The quality of play that these players have shown at practice puts them in a very good position to compete with the tournaments best.
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