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BAHAMIAN JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS TO PLAY TOP BRITISH VETERANS TEAM

“A battle of youth and experience”

Next week some 80 players made up of eight top international veterans tennis teams from The USA, Britain, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Barbados and The Bahamas will be competing for The SG Private Banking Trophy on the Breezes tennis courts at Cable Beach

As a warm up for this The British team, which has all its players ranked in the ITF’s worlds top 100 in their age category, will be play a team of top Bahamian juniors at The BLTA National Tennis Center at The Queen Elizabeth Sports Center. This starts at 2pm on Sunday. Spectators will be welcome and there is no charge.

In the oldest age category of 65+, for the British team, is Mark Cox. In the prime of his career Mark reached a world ranking of 14 and was the top British player of his era. Mark still plays an excellent game and is ranked in the ITF’s world top 10 in his age category. So it will be a great experience and tough competition for our Bahamian juniors.

Kit Spencer, President of The Bahamas International Tennis Club (IC), who are putting on the event for The SG Private Banking Trophy said “ The British team wanted to get some extra practice in before our tournament starts. So I thought it would be excellent practice for our top juniors to compete against them. It should be a fascinating encounter to see the battle between “Youth and Experience when the teams meet”.
If anyone would like to know more about this International Tennis Event got to website www.icbahamas.com