Eight teams for CBC road tennis tourney
Eight teams have been confirmed for the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation Sports and Cultural Club’s In De Pine Road Tennis Tournament slated for June 9 in the CBC car park.
The invitational meet will feature four representatives from each team – two men and two women from LIME, RUBIS, Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Ltd., the National Sports Council, the Barbados Defence Force, Co-operators General Insurance, Purity Bakeries and CBC.
The knockout competition starts at 3 p.m. with doubles matches, the finals will serve-off with the women at 6 p.m. and the men will follow after.
There will also be exhibition matches by two of Barbados’ best known players Julian ‘Michael Jackson’ White and Mark ‘Venom’ Griffith.
Captain of the CBC Gladiators Kent Jerson said the team had been practicing often over the last few weeks and he was looking forward to a fun competition.
“The CBC team, we have home court advantage, we’re looking to bring home the bacon so to speak and hopefully everybody will have a good time,” he said.
Commentary will be provided by president of the Barbados Road Tennis Association Philip ‘Prof’ Garner who lauded the CBC for reviving road tennis tournaments at the Pine.
“This competition is going to boost a lot of companies and people to get back into road tennis. I think it is a very good structure in terms of introducing the doubles. I must give CBC kudos for putting together what is a beautiful competition and I know it will be successful,” he said.