GLTA to host MINI-SLAM tomorrow

first_imgTHE Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) will host its 2017 MINI-SLAM Red Ball mini-tennis competition at the National Gymnasium from 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs tomorrow.The tournament is for all beginners who are 10 years and under.The competition, which usually attracts new players from clubs and primary schools, is used as a hunting ground for spotting talented children who are then targeted for joining performance club programmes to start technical training.The competition format is round-robin with trophies lined up for Best School, Best Boy & Runner-up and Best Girl & Runner-up. Children represent the schools that they attend.Last year’s Best Boy was Ricky Romascindo of St. Gabriel’s Primary with Runner-up Maxim Leacock of St. Paul’s Primary. Best Girl was Ngina Garnett of Success Elementary with Runner-up Maliyah Rambarran from New Guyana School.Newcomers Buxton Youth Developers was awarded the Best School, which is the prize for the school which best adopts mini-tennis as Physical Education, in addition to fully participating in the annual competition.Coordinator of the Schools Tennis Initiative programme, Ms Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan, who has been in contact with primary schools and clubs, expects to see the usual high level of participation.last_img

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