BLTA Fidelity Senior Nationals in full swing


Women's singles and men in action during the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Fidelity Senior Nationals at the National Tennis Centre.

THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association Fidelity Senior Nationals kicked off on Tuesday at the National Tennis Centre. The competition continues through October 23..

Adult players are vying for championships in eight divisions in Men and Women 35 Singles, Men 45 Singles, Men 55 Singles, Men and Women 35 Doubles, Men 45 Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

The BLTA is pleased that the competition has returned after a COVID- 19 imposed break. The players are showing their enthusiasm to return to the competition and we have witnessed a high level of competition on display and a healthy number of participants in the tournament with a positive increase in mixed doubles, a heavily contested category.

President Perry Newton extended his thanks to the title sponsor Fidelity Bank Bahamas Limited for their support of the event.


MEN’S doubles teams pose for a group photo.

In Tuesday’s competition, Men’s Doubles was featured, John Antonas and Godfrey Virgill won in a competitive two-setter over Neil Mactaggart and Bud Cambridge 7-5,6-4.

Larry Rolle and Patrick Fernander won over Rudy Williams and Michael Cooper, Alexander Murbach and Ivan Hooper won over Chigoze Ijeoma and Julian Robinson, Stephen Thompson and Cory Francis won over Perry Newton and Timothy Dames and Bjorn Ferguson and Ken Kerr advanced in a walkover. In women’s singles, Sh’Ron Sauders won over Marva Conyers.

In addition to the on-court action the BLTA is pleased to honour past president Wesley Rolle at its 2022 Fidelity Sr Nationals event. The BLTA is pleased we are able to host the event and to also recognise Mr Wes Rolle who among his many contributions has also assisted with numerous adult tournaments for the association.

“President Rolle has made numerous contributions to the growth and development of tennis in The Bahamas over the years. He served as president of the BLTA during the period 2007 to 2009.

Post presidency, he remains actively involved in the sport.

He assumed the role as facility manager of the National Tennis Centre under two administrations.

Mr Rolle has not only focused his attention on making a difference in New Providence, but also on a few Family Islands,” the organisation said in a press release.

“As a good leader, he also knows how to follow. Besides serving as an executive and being a trailblazer for the association, he has served as a coach for many years, a senior nationals’ tournament director and tournament director for a few ITF junior tournaments held in New Providence,” said the release.

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