The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) will be hosting its 15th Annual International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junkanoo Bowl Tournament July 4th – 9th 2016. The tournament is sponsored by Massy United Insurance and RMS Insurance Agents & Brokers. The tournament will feature top juniors from over 30 countries including Germany, United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Russia and Guatemala just to name a few. There will be U14 and U18 Girls and Boys Categories. The tournament promises to be one to be remembered as it is celebrating 15 years in The Bahamas. The 32 Draw Tournament has a plethora of entrants and there will be over 100 international tennis players coming to our shores.
The two-time Junkanoo Bowl tournament director Ms. Barbara Carey states” It is a very special year for the tournament. Players ranking 100 and 200 in the world will be participating and this will make the tournament very competitive. There are approximately 11 female and 9 male players from The Bahamas including some of our top juniors. There are many persons on the waiting list as the tournament entrant pool is very large. Therefore some persons will not be accommodated. Next year the draw may be increased to 64 which will be good for The Bahamas as a whole and tennis in particular.”
Mr. Mickey Williams the ITF Supervisor will continue to be the head referee and has been very instrumental in organizing the tournament. He is very knowledgeable on the rules and regulations of international tournament play and is key to the past successes of the international tournaments hosted in The Bahamas.
The opening ceremony for the tournament will be held on Sunday, July 3rd at the National Tennis Centre at 6:15 pm and is open to the public. Player sign in for the main draw will also be on Sunday at 4 pm – 6 pm and approximately 50-75 players will be in attendance.
The BLTA thanks its sponsors Massy United Insurance and RMS Insurance Agents & Brokers for their kind contribution. Please see attached sponsorship presentation photos.
Please see below for factsheet of the tournament:
Original Post Date: 01/07/2016