Steps are being made to continually raise the standards of road tennis in Barbados.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has given this assurance following the hosting of the recently-held Road Tennis International Workshop,
While acknowledging that his Ministry was also interested in high standards, the Minister insisted that steps were being made to continually raise standards in the game.
“There are several tournaments that bear out that we are going along the right path. Barbados should be proud that we have such an indigenous game… We need to reinvigorate the World Road Tennis Federation which was formed in Barbados,” he urged, adding that it was his goal to pull together all of the relevant parties to examine the areas of improvement for road tennis.
Such a discussion, he maintained, must happen in a “level headed and focused manner”.
Lashley cautioned that the game should be used as a way of unifying persons who are involved in road tennis.
He stressed that “structured and purposeful dialogue” was very important, as road tennis was currently evolving, and he encouraged all parties “to come to the table and build our sports”.