New board elected for BVI Tennis Association


11220133_465549176951726_6830258997258272399_nLong time tennis coach, Carol Mitchell has been elected President of the BVI Tennis Association, taking over the organization from Dion Anselm.

The association held elections on Monday and elected Mrs. Judith Vanterpool, Vice President; Mr. De Shawn Matthew, General Secretary; Mrs. Lenia Green, Treasurer; Ms. Dionne Liverpool, Public Relations Officer; Mr. Patrick Mitchell, Development Officer/Player Rep.

Among the aggressive goals for the new board is the formation of a national team; implement a national tennis player rating; hiring a national coach; introduce the International Tennis Federation (ITF), junior tennis initiative (JTI) programme and focus on the 2015 Virgin Islands 14-and-Uder Boys Necker Cup Qualifying Tournament.

JTI is a 14-and-under junior development program funded by the ITF, which forms a key part of the National Association’s player development pathway.

A national JTI program provides opportunities for increased participation in tennis, as well as identifying the most talented players for focused player development within a nation.

The JTI incorporates key elements of 10-and-under tennis within primary schools and clubs; junior development tennis for children 12-and-under and 14-and- under within all the secondary schools and clubs; junior performance tennis for the most talented 10, 12 and 14-and-under.