Newton named BLTA president

Newton named BLTA president
Newly elected BLTA president (middle) and his slate

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) named its new president for the next two years last weekend.

In his first time running for president, former BLTA public relations officer Perry Newton was named as the new president, knocking off Dyphany Mortier, by a large 117-15 count.

“The Lord allowed us to pull through with the victory. I do not think it was contentious,” said Newton. “I know people get passionate, but i think I had the full support of the tennis community. They came out in great numbers to support my candidacy. I know that it was something that was destined and my team and I are excited to get started with continuing to grow tennis and to push forward coming out of the COVID-19 situation.”

Newton’s entire slate was also voted into office. Michael Butler was named first vice president, Chilean Burrows is second vice president, John Larramore was voted in as secretary, Timothy Dames is the new treasurer