Volley of support from Ritz aces to support Haiti

Cayman’s tennis fraternity came
together for a good cause by raising money for the Haiti Relief Fund.

Their regular Cardio Tennis session
at the Ritz-Carlton court on Saturday morning became a fundraiser for victims
of the earthquake that hit Haiti on 12 January and left over 100,000 dead.

Experts predict it will take
billions of dollars and at least 10 years to rebuild the country.

The tennis session was organised by
Ritz-Carlton’s newly appointed marketing executive Nancy Harrison and tennis
pro Thomas Neuert.

Harrison arrived from Turks and
Caicos last month.

Neuert said: “The turnout was
fantastic. Over 30 people have come out for a good cause, Haiti’s Relief Fund,
Doctors Without Borders.

“We’ve raised over $1,500. It’s
some money, obviously they need more but every little bit helps. If everyone
can do their part, that money goes a long way.

“Right now this is a one-off to raise
money for Haiti, but Cardio Tennis we do every Saturday 9am and every Wednesday
6pm for locals and resort guests and obviously, every now and again we do
something for charity,” added Neuert.

“These classes are $20 and they’re
a lot of fun, lot of energy. Great music and you burn off some calories. And
for people on Wednesdays, they can come here after work and have a great
workout before they go home.”

Neuert’s after school training
programme is going well with over 100 kids for seven to 16 year olds. He has
also introduced a new mini-class for four and five-year-olds.

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