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Vojislava Lukic is new BVI Tennis Head Coach

on Thursday, 21 January 2016. Posted in Tennis

Vojislava Lukic is new BVI Tennis Head Coach

the BVI Tennis Association announced on Tuesday 19th January, 2016, the appointment of a new National Coach, Serbian, Ms. Vojislava Lukic. 

“We've chosen a female, who we hope will inspired Girls to play Tennis, currently we have a boys team and not enough girls” commented BVITA President Carol Mitchell

 Ms. Lukic will be based at the Long Look - East End Tennis Club, where she will help to build a National squad team.

 “Ms. Lukic played for her country, Serbia, a number of times alongside the best players in the.  She was their number 1 Junior and ranked number 6 International Tennis Federation Junior in the World and has participated in all of the 4 grand slams,  with her best result on the grand slam tour a  quarter-final in Wimbledon ITF.” Noted Mitchell

“28 year old  Lukic, currently ranked at number 383 in the Women’s Tennis Association has won 8 titles so far - her first three titles already back in 2006.”

Last week she beat Jennifer Elie (USA), Petra Januskova (CAN) and Laura Pigossi (BRA) to reach the main draw of the 50,000$ event in Charlottesville where she lost 1 6,  2 6 to Elizaveta Ianchuk (UKR) in the 1st round.

Banthia and Baijnauth to clash in U14 Boys Tennis Final

on Saturday, 28 November 2015. Posted in Tennis

Banthia and Baijnauth to clash in U14 Boys Tennis Final

After many rain interruptions Adrain Baijnauth and Harsh Banthia battled their way into the BVI Tennis Associations Boys U14 Tournament Final on Saturday at the Tortola Sports Club and will meet on Sunday at 9.30am

The first set of rain arrived just after the warm up had finished and the games about to begin, but after a lot of mopping up the courts were ready for action, with the Boys soon producing some exhilarating tennis for all to enjoy.

On Court 3 Ikyjah narrowly overcame Luca Reich 7-5 in a tie breaker, but then suffered defeat to Baijnauth, who received a bye in the first round, in similar fashion after Baijnauth had survived a match point before winning the tie breaker 7-2.

Baijnauth cruised past Jahmal Bertie in the quarter final, 5-1, after the latter had beaten Courtney in round two and James Knight, 5-1 in round one.

Courtney reaching round two after a 5-2 victory over soon to be Nine, Alejandro Henry Jackson.

Banthia overcame Jeremy in the second round, 5-1, who had earlier defeated Stefano Tasking 5-3 and then beat Dimoni 5-2, to reach Sunday’s Finale.

Up for grabs for the winner is the opportunity to play an Exhibition match against the U14 qualifier from England at next week’s Necker Cup Tennis Tournament as well as grab the first prize of new tennis rackets from the BVILTA and attend the Necker Cup High Performance Training Camp at Little Dix Bay Hotel.

The Final is scheduled for 9.30am at the Tortola Sports Club on Sunday (29TH November), just before the Necker Cup Kids Day slated for the same venue from 12.00 noon until 4pm.

Tortola Sports Club to host Necker Cup Kids Day

on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in Tennis

Tortola Sports Club to host Necker Cup Kids Day

World-Renowned Coaches and Entertainers, Wayne Bryan and Murphy Jensen, Will Conduct a Free Kids Tennis Class at the Tortola Sports Club During the Necker Cup Kids Day on November 22,

The British Virgin Islands Lawn Tennis Association (BVILTA) with the support of VP Bank and Premier Tennis and in conjunction with the Necker Cup – the most exclusive Pro-Am tennis event in the world – are organizing a Necker Cup Kids Day hosted by the Tortola Sports Club (TSC), which will feature two world-renowned tennis coaches and entertainers, Wayne Bryan and Murphy Jensen, who were also the headliners of the event last year. The event, which will start at 9am and finish at 2pm, is free for children of all ages.

Wayne Bryan is an American tennis coach, author, and speaker. He is the father and former coach of twin brothers, Mike and Bob Bryan, who are the current No. 1 doubles team in the world and the most successful professional doubles team in the tennis history.

“I am looking forward to seeing all the BVI children again.Last year was a lot of fun and a great turnout. Making children smile and excited about tennis is what it’s all about,” said Wayne Bryan.

Murphy Jensen is an American former professional tennis player who won French Open doubles title in 1993.

He is also an award-winning coach of the World Team Tennis professional league as the coach of Washington Kastles. Murphy has also hosted several programs on the Tennis Channel and acted in the movie Wimbledon.

“I enjoyed the kids day on Tortola last year very much. The children were so nice and enthusiastic and it was a lot of fun playing with them,” said Murphy Jensen.

VP Bank is the lead sponsor of the 2014 Necker Cup Kids Day. “VP Bank is honored to support such an exclusive and unique event,” said Sjoerd Koster, General Manager – Client Business of the VP Bank. “Wayne Bryan and Murphy Jensen are great tennis icons and they did an incredible job last year. They made the children so happy; but and not only the children – the parents were smiling the whole time and were glued to the show courts. It was a fun family day and a great opportunity to further promote the sport of tennis in the territory, and together with the help of Necker Cup, Premier Tennis, BVI LTA, and TSC we are excited to bring the event back to Tortola again.”

Wayne Bryan’s and Murphy Jensen’s presence at the Necker Cup Kids Day is made possible by Premier Tennis, who are the promoters of the Necker Cup. “Last year, we wanted to bring a “piece” of Necker Cup from the Necker Island to Tortola and the Necker Cup Kids Day was the best fit to do it,” said Trevor Short, Co-Founder & President of Premier Tennis. “The children’s attendance was a great success and Wayne and Murphy put on a fantastic show so it was a no-brainer to bring the event back this year again with Wayne and Murphy.”

The first part of the day will include a free tennis coachhing and games by the TSC tennis staff. “We are

honored to host the event again,” said Amine Elouazzani, TSC Director of Tennis. “The children will be able to enjoy on-court exercises, games, and other activities during the first hour with our coaches, high performance junior players, and volunteers before Wayne and Murphy arrive. The event will for sure bring great inspiration and motivation to all the kids.”

The proceeds from the Necker Cup Kids Day and partial proceeds from the auction at the Necker Cup will benefit the BVI LTA, who in turn supports various tennis programs in the BVI. “BVI LTA is extremely grateful for everyone who makes this event possible and helps us to grow the sport in the BVI. The proceeds are used for supporting free drop-in tennis classes for juniors, international tournament travel expenses for top juniors, tennis camps, new tennis initiatives, junior tournaments, equipment, etc,“ said Dion Anselm, President of the BVILTA.

Oliver and Bryson take Desarrollo 4 Tennis Championships

on Tuesday, 14 October 2014. Posted in Tennis

Oliver and Bryson take Desarrollo 4 Tennis Championships

On October 10 - 13, Centro de Tennis Honda in San Juan, Puerto Rico, organized a tennis tournament for junior players of all ages with a total of 185 entrants. Paul Oliver and Justine Bryson represented British Virgin Islands and the Tortola Sports Club (TSC) in the categories of Girls’ 14 Singles and Boys’ 16 Singles. Out of 20 participants in each draw, Paul and Justine became champions in their respective age categories.
Together with Jeron Smith, Paul Oliver and Justine Bryson form the Elite High Performance (HP) Junior Tennis Team at the TSC, which for the past year has been training with Amine Elouazzani, TSC Director of Tennis. “We are very proud of the progress all three players from our Elite HP Junior Tennis Team made. It is a very nice stepping stone in Paul’s and Justine’s tennis development to bring home trophies and a great motivation to work harder. We are also looking forward to seeing Jeron join Paul and Justine in representing BVI at the next international tournament.” Mr. Elouazzani added: “Our Elite HP Junior Tennis Team consists of the oldest advanced junior players but we also have a good number of 10 & Under and 12 & Under players who are ready to start playing tournaments too and we are looking forward to seeing them compete internationally soon. Our goal is to continue developing players into a competitive level, promoting the sport in the BVI, and be able to send more children across the Caribbean to represent BVI in different tournaments.”
Scott Bryson, TSC Tennis Captain, who accompanied Paul and Justine to Torneo de Desarrollo 4, said: “The organizers put together a very nice event. Over the weekend, they completed over 150 matches in twelve different age categories. The majority of participants came from Puerto Rico, but apart from Tortola, there were also a lot of players from St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. It was very nice to see our players compete and win.”
“Playing a tournament is always exciting as you can test the hard work you put in during practice. You never know what to expect from the opponents whom you don’t know so you go into the matches blindfolded and have to play one point at a time and focus on one match at a time. It felt really good to move through the draw and end up with a trophy,” said Paul.
“I only started practicing intensively last September so playing tournaments is still a new thing for me. I played two international tournaments so far – one in Jamaica this summer and now this tournament in Puerto Rico. I managed to get to the finals in Jamaica and win in Puerto Rico, which is an amazing feeling and it motivates me to practice even more and start playing more and more tournaments,” said Justine.

TSC to host JML Deliver IT Tennis Tournament

on Wednesday, 19 February 2014. Posted in Tennis

TSC to host JML Deliver IT Tennis Tournament

The Tortola Sports Club with the support of JML Deliver IT will be holding a fun tennis tournament for U10 and U12 Boys and Girls, which will also include a parent-child doubles tournament on Saturday March 8th and Sunday March 9th as part of the World Tennis Day Global celebrations.

The tournament will feature two singles draws and two doubles draws, with the U10 age group playing singles on mini courts with the Lawn Tennis Association approved “red” slower less bouncy balls.

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The U12’s will play singles on regular sized courts and in addition all children taking part will be able to invite one of their parents/guardians or family members to join them for the doubles.

“In the last several months, we have seen a big interest from young kids wanting to learn tennis” commented Amine Elouazzani, TSC Head Tennis Professional and tournament Director “We have children as young as four in our programme and all the children are improving quickly. In order to keep the excitement for the game and to keep the improvement continuous, we want to provide a series of fun competitions or games for the youngsters and involve the parents too, to make it an enjoyable family activity.”

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Elouazzani also noted that the TSC was very excited to have JML Deliver IT as title sponsors as they were great supporters of tennis and youth development within the Territory.

On behalf of JML, Chairman and Founder of the Company, Ms. Roxie Romney said “JML Deliver IT is so excited to be a part of this new initiative and looks forward to the future of tennis development in the BVI”

Registration forms are available by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and registration is open until February 25th, 2014

Also supporting the event will be Digicel, who will be providing prizes for a raffle as well as combining with JML Deliver IT to create monthly scholarships for the Tortola Sports Clubs tennis programmes

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