BLTA Play Tennis youth program resumes

BLTA Play Tennis youth program resumes
Youngsters participate in the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's Play Tennis program in January 2021. (BLTA PHOTO)
Coaches Ricardo Demeritte and Donte Armbrister teach youngsters how to play tennis during the first session of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Play Tennis program in January 2021. (BLTA PHOTO)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) announced over the weekend that its Play Tennis program has resumed.

The program, which saw over 50 kids pre-pandemic, has started up with great interest and with proper safety protocols. The goal is to introduce kids to the sport of tennis so they can play the game and have fun in a safe environment.

The BLTA, in a message to members and stakeholders, thanked those who volunteered time and talent to the program.

“The building up of these young persons spurs growth into tennis and provides a channel to transfer the joy of tennis to the next generation of tennis players,” the message read.

Youngsters participate in the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Play Tennis program in January 2021. (BLTA PHOTO)

“It is our hope that the majority of the kids will continue with tennis lessons once they have completed this introductory program. We will then begin to shape and mold a new set of players in preparation for their tennis growth.”

In the first session in the new year, kids were introduced to the forehand and the forehand volley, which the BLTA said they executed well.

The program is free, with a low-cost registration fee of $1 to “ensure the association can reach children who are interested in the sport but may not have the resources or access to tennis”.

Those interested in joining the team to coach or assist with the Saturday sessions may contact the BLTA directly via pr@blta.net.

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