Juniors get swinging

Young tennis lovers should be in good spirits this weekend.

Tomorrow sees the start of the next instalment of the Diamonds International Cayman Islands Junior Tennis Circuit.

Sponsored by Diamonds International and the CI Tennis Federation, the third Grand Prix event for the year takes place at Camana Bay until Monday.

Action gets under way tomorrow from 8:30am with play ongoing throughout the day.

Coming into this weekend’s event the junior tennis standings are tight.

In the Boys 10 and under section Daniel Reid is in first with 910 points and an 8-1 match record. Josh Bolland is second with 630 points and a 6-3 mark. Matteo Polloni is third with 570 points and a 5-2 record.

James Feitelberg leads the Boys 13 and Under group with 860 points and a 7-1 record. Marc Reid is second with 820 points at 6-2 and Edward Bodden is third with 380 points and a 5-3 match record.

Alex Leonard is a perfect 8-0 with 1000 points at the top of the Boys 16 and Under section while Morgan Hayward is second with 670 points at 5-3.

Patricia Villarroel is first in the Girls 16 and Under group with 810 points at 6-1 while Charlotte Hayward is second with 510 points at 4-1.

Local Tennis Federation President Jeremy Superfine is ecstatic about the action this weekend.

‘This is going to be an exciting event. The event being held at Camana Bay this weekend is the third event before the invitational finals that will be held in June.

‘You can see from the National ranking that it is close in some categories. The top seeded players after the finals will be invited to represent the Cayman Islands at the Under 13 Caribbean Development Championships being held in Antigua.

‘Thanks to Diamonds International for sponsoring this Junior Circuit and to the Tennis Club, The Ritz and Cayman Sports/Torres Top Tennis who have hosted the events.

‘There will be some great prizes this weekend so make sure you are there to sign-up by 8am tomorrow morning. Come and watch: the weekend is going to be fun.’