Steps being taken to raise road tennis standards

Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley
Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley

Steps are being made to continually raise the standards of road tennis in Barbados.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has given this assurance following the hosting of the recently-held Road Tennis International Workshop,

While acknowledging that his Ministry was also interested in high standards, the Minister insisted that steps were being made to continually raise standards in the game.

“There are several tournaments that bear out that we are going along the right path. Barbados should be proud that we have such an indigenous game… We need to reinvigorate the World Road Tennis Federation which was formed in Barbados,” he urged, adding that it was his goal to pull together all of the relevant parties to examine the areas of improvement for road tennis.

Such a discussion, he maintained, must happen in a “level headed and focused manner”.

Lashley cautioned that the game should be used as a way of unifying persons who are involved in road tennis.

He stressed that “structured and purposeful dialogue” was very important, as road tennis was currently evolving, and he encouraged all parties “to come to the table and build our sports”.

2 Responses to Steps being taken to raise road tennis standards

  1. Ryan Williams
    Ryan Williams December 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Stupse, i sick ah Bim and it’s archaic mindset. We invent ah blasted sport just like how englundt invent cricket……cricket is a high paying sport now recognized in more than 10 countries. This is 2015 and we would have no economic woes had road tennis been marketed and pushed to international standard…..ESPN and all sports networks would be covering us- we would host road tennis championships etc…….we would be one of the biggest producers of road tennis rackets, balls, the designing of courts, tennis nets etc…..Jobs for thousands, lucrative deals for players etc. Why are we so backward?

  2. Alex Alleyne December 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    @Ryan, been saying the same about the Road tennis and that it is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT BAJAN.
    Just take a look at the blog and notice very little support coming from the locals.
    As soon as someone from “over and away” come in and scoop it up, then you will notice the crowd come jumping on the band wagon.
    BDS is full of wagonist .


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