The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment’s Barbados Road Tennis Open commences this Sunday, June 19th at 4:00 p.m. at four venues across the island. This signals the beginning of the preliminary round, which will see 59 games being played across communities between June 19th and June 25th, 2022.
Sunday, June 19th, will see five matches each at Gall Hill, St John; Silver Hill, Christ Church; Diamond Corner, St Peter, and the Deighton “Pa Roach” Facility at Bush Hall, St. Michael, respectively.
The opening games will feature exciting match ups, with top men’s player Mark “Venom” Griffith playing against Dereck Burke at Gall Hill, St John, while Brommell Griffith will also oppose Winston “McEnroe” Griffith, and Lloyd “Dickman “Burke will face off against Terry “Buh” Nurse. Another interesting match-up is at Silver Hill, Christ Church, where Winslow “Coach” Birkett will oppose Anthony “Baku” Simmons.
During this preliminary round matches will be played at:
- Gall Hill, St John
- Silver Hill, Christ Church
- Diamond Corner, St Peter
- Deighton “Pa Roach” Facility, Bush Hall
- St Martin’s and St Catherine’s, St Philip
- Lammings, St Joseph
- James Bryan Complex and Ellerton in St George
- Orange Hill, St James
- Bagatelle, St Thomas
- Belfield, Valery, Barbados Community College Car Park & Golden Square, St Michael
- Dover, Christ Church
One hundred and twenty-four men and 34 women have signed up to take part in the Barbados Road Tennis Open, which will culminate respectively on August 4th and 7th with the semifinals and finals at the Wildey Gymnasium, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael.