An invitational road tennis tournament is the first event the new executive of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation’s Sports and Cultural Club will be hosting on Whit Monday.
Dubbed In De Pine the event is expected to feature teams from across corporate Barbados and will be played in CBC’s car park.
Assistant secretary/treasurer and CBC sports reporter Mellissa Farley who is lead coordinator for the event said two females were expected to be included in each team.
“It is going to be very competitive and a lot of fun as well. We expect full participation by both men and women. It will be a day to remember,” she noted.
The doubles tournament features six teams, four players per team – two males and two females each. During the knockout phase points cut off at 15 instead of 21.
Farley added that there would be individual prizes, medals and trophies to be won.
The new ten-member committee which was elected in April has as its slogan “building for the present with the future in mind.”
President Dale Forde said it captured the essence of what the club wanted to achieve while in office.
“The CBC Sports Club has a rich heritage,” she said. “We want to build on that working closely with all our members which is the entire CBC family. We also want to develop closer relationships with our corporate friends and associates and of course most importantly the listeners and viewers who support us every day.”
The tournament starts at 3 p.m. and is expected to end by 9 p.m.