Sunday 15 December, 2019

Mayberry junior tennis serves off today

Stephanie Harrison (left), Digital Marketing Manager, Mayberry Investments Limited hands over a cheque to tennis pro Llockett Mcgregor during the launch of the junior tennis championship on Wednesday, November 13 at Liguanea Club.

Stephanie Harrison (left), Digital Marketing Manager, Mayberry Investments Limited hands over a cheque to tennis pro Llockett Mcgregor during the launch of the junior tennis championship on Wednesday, November 13 at Liguanea Club.

The Mayberry Open Junior Tennis Championships is set to kick off on Saturday at 9:00 am at the Liguanea Club in Kingston. The ninth staging of the tournament will see 35 contestants competing for prizes.

Competitors, ranging in age from 12 to 18, will compete in the boys' and girls' categories under the age groups 12, 14, 16 and under 18. Each category winner will automatically receive points towards his or her team with the loser facing relegation. The initiative helps to encourage players to continuously aim for high rankings in the junior points system.

According to Stephanie Harrison, Digital Marketing Manager at Mayberry Investments, “Mayberry’s mandate revolves around improving the lives of young people, and it is with great diligence that we try to assist in whatever way possible, especially where sports is concerned. It provides a channel for them to be expressive, which is one of the pulling factors that allow us to maintain such initiatives.”

This weekend’s competition is set to attract players from across the country, at different levels of play and is one of the calendar events for juniors locally.

“These juniors may be young, but the quality of play is extremely high, and the matches are very competitive. Our children are the future and whatever we invest in them will be the end result of our country’s development, ” continued Harrison.

Last year's female under 16 champion was Alicia Pairman while Keyondre Clarke walked away with the male title.  Jason Duval and Eva Pinchas took the boys' and girls' 14 and under sections.

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