X – CEL Club, which is part a Tennis Academy and an Athletics institution has been the recent beneficiary of assistance in the sport of Tennis from Dukes Meadows of London, England, which has been endorsed by former top English Tennis star, Tim Henman.
Alex Fenn, currently doing an internship at Dukes Meadows, presented 12 Tennis racquets to the X – CEL Tennis Academy for use in the Kids Tennis Programme of the institution.
Fenn, who is here on a one-month volunteer attachment to this country, has been excited by the interest shown by the children involved with X – CEL.
Recent news reports seem to indicate that the sport of Tennis is now fraught with problems such that no one seems keen on taking on the challenge of leading the organisation.
The news is all the more disturbing if only because not too long ago the Association hosted an annual International tennis Federation (ITF) Junior tournament and once hosted a leg of the renowned Davis Cup. St Vincent and the Grenadines also held the presidency of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Tennis Association.
It is would otherwise seem difficult to understand the current state of the sport at the leadership level. However there is an urgent need to engage in some analysis to glen precisely how the organisation has come to this point.
I saw quite a beautiful group of tennis players with the green ITF bats and the little ITF nets at the Haddon courts. These courts are made available for the community kids and Grant Connel was there together with Trevor Sam. There were at least 40 children present with so much natural co-ordination . Started at 09:00h and they went well over 12:00h.
International Tennis Federation (ITF) coach, John Goede of Surinam, landed in St Vincent and the Grenadines to commence work on the development of a national sport structure for Tennis. The programme will be conducted over a four-month period though not consecutively.
Coach Goede will return home periodically while the local team assigned to work with him carries on the programme in his absence. This allows the coach to better evaluate the extent to which local ownership of the programme takes place and proves affective.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tennis Association is pleased to announce the visit of former Top-50 Tennis professional, Mr. Andrew Sznajder to SVG.
Mr. Sznajder, who has chosen St. Vincent & the Grenadines as a vacation destination, has coordinated with the SVG Tennis Association to conduct a tennis event for junior players on Sunday 24th May at the National Tennis Centre in Villa at 3PM.