The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment’s Barbados Road Tennis Open commences this Sunday, June 19 at 4 pm at four venues across the island.
This signals the beginning of the preliminary round which will see 59 games being played across communities between June 19 and June 25.
Sunday, June 19 will see five matches each at Gall Hill, St John, Silver Hill Christ Church, Diamond Corner, St Peter and the Deighton Pa Roach Facility at Bush Hall, St. Michael respectively.
The opening games will feature exciting match ups with top men’s player Mark ‘Venom’ Griffith playing against Dereck Burke at Gall Hill St John, while Brommell Griffith will also oppose Winston ‘McEnroe’ Griffith and Lloyd ‘Dickman’ Burke will face off against Terry ‘Buh’ Nurse.
Another interesting match-up is at Silver Hill, Christ Church where Winslow ‘Coach’ Birkett will oppose Anthony ‘Baku’ Simmons.
During this preliminary round matches will be played at:
- Gall Hill St John
- Silver Hill, Christ Church
- Diamond Corner, St Peter
- Deighton “Pa Roach” facility, Bush Hall
- St Martin’s and St Catherine’s, St Philip
- Lammings St. Joseph
- James Bryan Complex and Ellerton in St George
- Orange Hill, St James
- Bagatelle, St Thomas
- Belfield, Valery, Barbados Community College Car Park & Golden Square, St Michael
- Dover, Christ Church
One hundred and twenty-four men and 34 women have signed up to take part in the Barbados Road Tennis Open, which will culminate respectively on August 4 and 7 with the semifinals and finals at the Wildey Gymnasium, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael.