National Tennis Development program takes off

By BVI Tennis Association

Youth tennis development in the BVI Photo: BVITA

Youth tennis development in the BVI Photo: BVITA

The National Tennis Development Program concept was to revolutionize tennis in the territory but the BVI Tennis Association faced the challenge of identifying and establishing a location that would serve as a National Tennis Centre to help sustain the federation’s growth in the Virgin Islands.

“Despite the challenges, the BVITA has managed to achieve the objective,” said Mrs Carol Mitchell, President BVITA. “We have secured another venue for a Junior program at  Long Bay. We also visited  Anegada, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda where we engaged with the youth and received an enthusiastic response. Youths are our focus because they are the future.Tennis goes across gender, race and ethnicity. It’s an International Sport.”

The BVITA will launch an After-School Program at Long Bay, West End on Wednesday, November 30 from 4-6 pm.

On Thursday 1st December, the BVITA will host Play Day at the Long Look-East End Public Courts from 4-6 pm.

On Friday, December 2 – 3, the BVITA will host the Junior Development Tennis Tournament at the Long Look-East End Public Courts. The tournament will be open to all tennis players in the 10 & Under, 12 & Under, and 14 & Under categories. The event will take place from 4.00pm – 6.00pm on Friday and from 10.00am – 4.00pm on Saturday.

The BVITA will also offer High Performance Junior coaching at Long Bay,West End from 4.00pm – 6.00pm on Monday, December 5.

For activity details and more information on registration, please contact Carol Mitchell by email at or by ‘phone on 544-2140.

The BVITA extends thanks to the BVI Olympic Committee, International Tennis Federation, Olympic Solidarity/ International Olympic Committee, Mike Barrell, Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture. Long Bay Beach Club/ Long Bay Villa and the Media for bringing awareness to the sport.