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


King moves on at Wimbledon

22 June 2016

BARBADOS’ TENNIS RECORD setter is on the verge of creating even more history. Darian King is now just two wins away from a historic spot in the main draw of a Grand Slam after winning his first round qualifying match at Wimbledon yesterday. Playing against Ti... Read More


King makes Wimbledon qualifiers

19 June 2016

DARIAN KING’s road to Rio is going to be a bit longer now. The king of swing will be taking a slight detour across the Atlantic to the All England Club after making his first ever qualifying draw of tennis’ most prestigious Grand Slam, Wimbledon. Read More


Executive expects busy six months

16 June 2016

SEPTEMBER is going to be a big month for table tennis players in this country. That’s when the 2016 domestic season will finally serve off and it will also mark the return of the Barbados team to the Caribbean Championships slated this year for Santo Domingo. ... Read More


White lands trifecta

14 June 2016

JULIAN “MICHAEL JACKSON” WHITE proved that he is the world boss of tennis when he scored the “trifecta” in the third and final edition of the Burger King Invitational Blast at the Sky Mall court on Sunday. In an edition which was extended from the previous Sunday... Read More


White blasts his way to win

24 May 2016

WORLD BOSS Julian “Michael Jackson” White snapped a five-game losing streak, including four finals to world number one Mark “Venom” Griffith, to win the first battle of the Burger King Road Tennis Blast in the Sky Mall car park on Sunday night. With both class players... Read More


Mauresmo couldn’t take Murray any further

21 May 2016

PARIS – Amelie Mauresmo ended her coaching relationship with Andy Murray because she felt she could not improve the world number two any further, the former world number one said on Saturday. The Frenchwoman and Murray announced the end of an almost two-year partnership... Read More


Burger King backing road tennis

12 May 2016

AMERICAN fast-food giant Burger King is the newest supporter of road tennis with the chain linking with the Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA) to launch the Burger King Blast Shotgun Tournament serving off on May 22. Thirty-six of the island’s top male players... Read More


Table tennis ‘in chaos’

11 May 2016

TABLE TENNIS in this country is in limbo and being held to ransom by people who should know better. So says former vice-president of the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA), John Pilgrim, who thinks the sport is in chaos. He said the time had come for the National... Read More


King ends title drought

10 May 2016

THE KING is back! Title No.1 is now in the books for Darian King, as Barbados’ top-ranked tennis pro finally shook off a string of semi-final defeats to register his first tournament win of the year at the Abierto Internacional de Cordoba in Mexico. Playing in... Read More


Table tennis twist

06 May 2016

PRESIDENT RAY JACKMAN says he is embarking on some major constitutional changes for the Barbados Table Tennis Association (BTTA) that have not found favour with “factions that have their own agendas”. The BTTA chief told the WEEKEND NATION the time had come for the... Read More


Sauna Heats tame Lions

04 May 2016

THE FARM LIONS held De Village Camp Shotgun Championship for a brief moment before the battle of the captains saw Sauna Heats capturing the title and $5 000 when the tournament climaxed on Monday night at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Tennis Centre in Bush Hall. With both... Read More




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