More schools in for road tennis

15 September 2016

THE ROAD TENNIS courts are even luring more players at the primary school level. Co-ordinator of the National Primary Schools Road Tennis Championship Ricardo Marshall announced that 12 more schools have registered for the championship this year. “There is a heightened... Read More


CAS to rule on Sharapova next month

13 September 2016

LAUSANNE – A decision on former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova’s appeal against a two-year doping ban will be issued in the first week of next month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said yesterday. Five-time grand slam winner Sharapova, 29, was... Read More


Kerber starts reign as No.1 with US Open win

11 September 2016

NEW YORK – Germany’s Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the U.S. Open tennis final on Saturday and claim her second grand slam title of the year. Kerber, who officially... Read More


Marshall new junior Sol champion

06 September 2016

FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD Kaipo Marshall is the Barbados Sol national male junior tennis champion. Playing in the final of the Under-18 boys singles last weekend, Marshall had a comfortable come-from-behind victory over Kyle Frost 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 at the National Tennis Centre.... Read More


World Boss defangs Venom

04 August 2016

JULIAN “MICHAEL JACKSON” WHITE, aka World Boss, defeated No. 1 road tennis player Mark “Venom” Griffith in a fourth successive final to capture the National Cultural Foundation championship on the Spring Garden Highway on Tuesday. Playing with sublime skill and confidence,... Read More


Federer to miss Olympics and rest of season

27 July 2016

ROGER FEDERER has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” to prolong his career after knee surgery earlier this year. Last month he described how “one stupid move”... Read More


King now world No.161

26 July 2016

DARIAN KING is definitely on a high. The king of swing has a brand new career-high ranking to go right along with his latest Challenger title after vaulting up the tennis ladder to world No.161 in the new ATP rankings. The jump represents a leap of 38 spots up... Read More


Comeback king in second ATP final

24 July 2016

THE KING of swing is now the comeback king. Make that two ATP finals in a row for Darian King. The Barbados top-ranked tennis pro overcame a disastrous first set and gusty winds to pull out a miraculous come-from-behind win in yesterday’s semi-finals of the Binghampton... Read More


Daniel back for the Monarch

22 July 2016

ONE OF the most memorable scenes from the blockbuster movie The Avengers involves the likes of Thor, Captain America and Iron Man pitched in battle, with Iron Man asking if the Big Man (Hulk) had turned up yet. Well, road tennis fans need fear no longer. The big... Read More


Driver ‘Finest’ at road tennis

15 July 2016

TAXI DRIVER Marson Johnson is the “finest” road tennis player in Bush Hall. One night after celebrating his 43rd birthday, Johnson captured the inaugural Line Eye Bush Hall Finest Road Tennis Championship with a determined 3-1 victory over Michael “Mikey Jean” Jean... Read More


King swinging for Rio medal

14 July 2016

THE KING of swing has his aim set on even more success. Barbados’ top-ranked pro Darian King definitely isn’t resting on his laurels, having said his best is yet to come as he’s targeting an Olympic Games medal in Rio. “I’m definitely looking for a medal at the... Read More


Birthday boy scorches ‘Snake’

14 July 2016

IT SEEMS A BIRTHDAY BOY had the right antidote to deal with a poisonous snake. Marson Johnson did just that to qualify for last night’s finals of the inaugural Line Eye Bush Hall Finest Road Tennis Tournament by defeating Julian “Snake” Quimby 21-7, 17-21, 21-11... Read More


Williams clinches marathon clash

12 July 2016

WHAT A WEEKEND it was for Davis Cup players looking for payback. Seanon Williams has settled the score, but just barely, having survived four match points and a pair of tiebreaks that went the distance before eventually outlasting Matthew Foster-Estwick in Sunday’s... Read More


Victory puts King at No. 197

12 July 2016

AN ATP title and revenge weren’t all Darian King got out of his victory over the weekend. He soared to his first ever Challenger crown, and now the Bajan ace has taken a similarly huge leap up the ladder after vaulting all the way up the ATP rankings to world no.... Read More


Murray wins second Wimbledon

10 July 2016

LONDON – Britain’s Andy Murray claimed his second Wimbledon tennis title with a clinical 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2) defeat of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic on Centre Court on Sunday. The world number two, champion in 2013, was in control throughout the two-hour 48-minute... Read More


Williams sisters win Wimbledon doubles

09 July 2016

LONDON - Serena Williams put the icing on the cake of another magnificent Wimbledon tennis campaign by teaming up with sister Venus for a sixth doubles crown at the All England Club on Saturday. The reigning Olympic champions beat Timea Babos of Hungary and Kazakhstan’s... Read More


22 for Serena

09 July 2016

LONDON – It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon tennis crown on Saturday. Top seed Williams was forced... Read More


Querrey upsets Wimbledon favourite Djokovic

02 July 2016

LONDON – Novak Djokovic is fallible after all, as American powerhouse Sam Querrey proved in stunning fashion to stop the Serb’s seemingly unstoppable charge toward a calendar year tennis grand slam at a rain-hit Wimbledon on Saturday. The 28th seed boomed down 31... Read More


No touching classy Holders

27 June 2016

ROAD TENNIS fans would not have been surprised if an armoured truck escorted mother and daughter Kim Holder and Kyana Holder from the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Centre in Bush Hall to their home in St Judes on Saturday night. Similarly, those fans would not be surprised... Read More


Holder within Touch of three-peat

24 June 2016

KIM HOLDER, Barbados’ top female road tennis player, will be going after the three-peat when the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union Touch Of Class third edition climaxes tomorrow night at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Centre in Bush Hall. With the... Read More


King falls short of Slam

23 June 2016

THE DREAM is over – for now. Darian King’s historic quest to make it into the main draw of a Grand Slam was cut short yesterday after Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro lost his second round Wimbledon qualifying match at the All England Club. Facing world No.117... Read More




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