Grotto Bay To Host Racket Blazers Tournament

October 21, 2017

Grotto Bay Tennis Club is hosting their Racket Blazers Junior Tennis Tournament on October 28th and 29th at Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Bailey’s Bay.

Sponsored by Cedar Aviation Services Ltd., this is the first of 3 quarterly tournaments in the Racket Blazers series with competitors ranging in age from 5 years to 12 years of age.

“Cedar Aviation has sponsored this tournament since November 2014,” states Tournament Director and Head Coach Romar Douglas. “We are very grateful and lucky to have their continued support.”

The competition is organized using the Quick Start tennis format, which utilizes shorter, narrower courts and 3 different balls that have varying levels of compression. The lower compression balls allow the game to move slower giving kids more time to react.

The balls bounce at the children’s height making it easier for them to hit and travel less distance giving beginning players better and longer rallies. This helps build their skills more quickly, making them more enthusiastic about continuing to play and improve.

“We love the Quick Start method,” Coach Douglas. “It really helps young players pick up the sport more easily. Children who have never picked up a racquet before can start playing right away. We have been running this tournament for 4 years now and many of our under 12 top juniors started with this method.”

The tournament begins on Saturday, October 28th with the Orange Ball for 10 years and under at 9:00 am and Green Ball for 12 years and under at 1:00 pm. Sunday’s play for Red Ball is for 8 and unders and begins at 9:00 am.

The cost of the tournament is $20. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 26th and registration forms can be downloaded from

Grotto Bay Tennis Club would like to thank Cedar Aviation and all their volunteers for their help with coordinating this tournament and for their continued support of junior tennis in Bermuda.

The Grotto Bay Tennis Club is situated on the lower front 2 acres of Grotto Bay Beach Resort; the Club has evolved into the East End community’s choice of tennis facilities, offering year-round opportunities for improving, competing and socializing. Grotto Bay Beach Resort and Tennis is the 2016 recipient of Trip Adviser’s Certificate of Excellence.

For more information on the Grotto Bay Tennis Club, the Racket Blazers Tournament Series or our other junior and adult tennis programs, please call Romar Douglas at 335-7000 or 293-3420.

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