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Road tennis tourney into quarters

The eight quarterfinalists in the Cave Shepherd/Berger Royale/A One Supermarkets National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship Team Championship have been decided. Playing Wednesday in the round of 16 at KFC Warrens, Westbury registered a 2-0 win over Grazettes; George Lamming defeated St George 2-0; St Cyprian’s beat Vauxhall 2-0; West Terrace won by default over Charles […]

‘Venom’ proves lethal for Daniel

Mark “Venom” Griffith is celebrating for the rest of the year, driving a brand new $60 000 Hyundai and reigning as the undisputable king of road tennis in Barbados. Griffith out-played, out-pointed and out-foxed challenger Antoine “Lil Man” Daniel in a riveting final before close to 2000 spectators  in the Barbados Public Workers Credit Union-sponsored Monarchs Of The Court  2016 […]

Road warriors!

It doesn’t get better than this. The methodical and measured Mark “Venom” Griffith, to do battle against the panache and poise of Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel. Saturday night’s final of the Barbados Public Workers’ Cooperative Credit Union’s Monarch of the Court Road Tennis Tournament at the former BET court, Wildey, St Michael, promises to be a […]

Road warrior

Emar Edwards of Combermere is the first Thunda Rhode League Inter-Secondary School Road Tennis Champion.  Wednesday morning at St Leonard’s Boys’ School Edwards won the best of three sets final 21-16, 21-18 playing against Ezekiel Ward of Deighton Griffith Secondary School.   A very familiar face in road tennis, starting eight years ago at Lawrence T […]

Gaskin is the new U21 king

There is a new Under-21 champion in Road Tennis in Barbados. On a night of upsets in the finals of the 2016 National Sports Council/ Inter-Parish Tournament, St. Michael player Darius “Barracus” Gaskin came from a game down to defeat defending champion Emar Edwards of St. George, 21-23, 21-19, 21-15. In an exciting play-off, Gaskin […]

St Lucy are new parish champs

Team St. Lucy are $10, 500 richer and celebrating as champions of the 2015/2016 National Sports Council/Inter-parish Road Tennis Tournament. With a combination of prayer and crisp stroke play Kerry “TC” Francis and Curtis Jones continued their giant-killing run in the tournament when they whipped St. John in the play-off on indoor courts at the […]

Steps being taken to raise road tennis standards

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 […]

Disproved claims

The National Sports Council (NSC) has strongly refuted claims that the recently held Road Tennis International Workshop was a “monumental embarrassment”. In fact, Deputy Director of the NSC Neil Murrell has described the inaugural clinic as a tremendous success, revealing that participants spoke highly of the three-day session and even asked for it to be […]

Gruelling final

Even on one foot, Mark Venom Griffith is still the most poisonous road tennis player in Barbados. Griffith backed up why many people regard him as the island’s best player by fighting off not only a determined Julian Michael Jackson White, but also cramp as well, on his way to defending his Massy United Insurance […]

Barbados host first ever regional road tennis clinic

With the hosting of the first ever Road Tennis International Workshop, Barbados is now poised to take its indigenous sport to the rest of the world. That was the view of Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley, as he addressed participants from six Caribbean territories this morning at the Wildey Gymnasium during the opening of the […]

Clash of the Titans into semifinal

Mark “Venom” Griffith will play Dario Hinds in the semifinals of the Clash of the Titans Road Tennis Tournament at the Netball Stadium tomorrow night. Griffith earned his spot for tomorrow’s battle after a comfortable 21-16, 21-11 quarterfinal victory over Marson Johnson last night at the Netball Stadium. Griffith, who has been piling up wins, […]

Rising stars

Shakeem “Chubby” Nurse of Wesley Hall Juniors now sits on the throne as the new king of the 2015 Berger Royale/Cave Shepherd National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship. And St Cyprian’s Boys are the best road tennis team in the country. When the curtains came down at the finals held yesterday at Blackman and Gollop […]

Road tennis in good hands  

  Barbados’ road tennis is presently enjoying the type of national prominence and exposure never seen before. At the senior level several lucrative tournaments have come to the fore and have been drawing massive crowds. Fans have feasted on the exciting play of the likes of Mark Griffith, Julian White and Darius Gaskin. But road tennis […]

George Lamming into finals

Defending champions George Lamming Primary will get the opportunity to defend their crown on Thursday in the final of the 2015 Berger Royale/Cave Shepherd National Primary Schools’ Road Tennis Championship at Blackman and Gollop Primary hard court. That’s when they take on St Cyprian’s Boys, having gained the right to do so after disposing of […]

Gaskin advances in Clash of the Titans

Darius Gaskin turned back a spirited challenge from Aaron Barker to defeat him 18-21, 21-12, 21-19 as action continued last night in the Clash of the Titans Road Tennis Tournament at Coverley, Christ Church. A stirring battle with some lengthy rallies saw Barker take the first game. But Gaskin, a favourite of many followers of […]

Blackman and Gollop make quarterfinals

Blackman and Gollop Primary clinched their spot in the quarterfinals of the Berger Royale/Cave Shepherd National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship today with a 4-0 sweep of their opponents at their Staple Grove, Christ Church home court. Blackman and Gollop, represented by Nathan King, Jaleeko Rouse-Legall, Joshua Dorne, Lason Grant and Nathaniel Holmes, got the […]

George Lamming advance in tennis tourney

Defending champions George Lamming advanced safely into the quarterfinals of the 2015 Berger Royale/Cave Shepherd National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championships when they won their Zone 8 at Blackman and Gollop Primary yesterday. George Lamming defeated St Catherine’s 3-0 and also registered similar results over St Jude’s and Caribbean Mind Institute Preparatory. George Lamming were […]