On Friday 26th May Uli Hoppe and his fantastic coaching team at The Courts, Ritz Carlton held a mini tennis event which was open to all children aged between 3 - 8 years old. 38 children joined in the fun games and activities during the one hour session. It is hoped this will become a regular event and we can spread the tennis love to as many youngsters on island as possible.
It was again a great PwC Tennis Tournament last weekend at The Ritz-Carlton with 27 players competing in age categories 10, 14 and 18 and under. We had a rough start on Friday with all-day rain, therefore we had to play the first rounds on Saturday, with the 3rd/4th place, semifinals, and finals on Sunday. Under very windy conditions, the kids produced a fabulous display of tennis!
In the 10 and under, Kahj Clarke (who came from Jamaica just for the tournament) took the title against a great playing Digby Robinson in three sets 5-7, 6-2, 10-8. Third place went to Jake Fagan who won in a close match against Albert Berksoy 5-7, 6-3, 10-6. Both kids played a great tournament as well!
In the 14-and-under, No.1 seed Jakub Neveril won against Sebastian Bjuroe 6-3, 6-4. Sebastian had a great match in the Semifinals with Willow Wilkinson who ended up winning third place against Zach Jackson 6-3, 6-2.
In the 18-and-under, No. 1 seed Jade Wilkinson and No. 2 seed Lauren Fullerton had an exciting match with Jade being the close winner 7-6(5), 6-1. Third place went to Jake Booker with a win over Alexander Claybourn 6-4, 6-3.
Overall the quality of tennis was great to watch and the Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands is looking forward to hosting the next PwC tournament on August 25th-27th at The Ritz-Carlton.
Photo Credits to Martin Wilkinson
Write up by Uli Hoppe