Island Tennis rule 10s tourney
Led by Red Balls champ Aaron Jones, an Island Tennis team captured four of the six titles at Sunday’s Island Heritage Tennis 10s Competition at the National Tennis Centre.
It was the day’s big storyline surrounding a tournament which showcases the talents of tennis players under the age of 11 by using smaller courts and balls of different speeds and colours.
Jones was eventually crowned the Red Ball winner after defeating Jevonte Blackett 8-5, while Ellie Viney took the girls’ equivalent by downing fellow Island Tennis player Savannah Berridge 8-6.
Jack Kelshall maintained Island Tennis’ dominance when he beat teammate Callum Dixon 7-3 in the Orange Ball boys’ division after NTC’s Asha King won the girls’ crown by upending Keniya Cyrus 7-4.
Island Tennis enjoyed more success through the exploits of Amelia Dixon, who captured the Green Ball girls’ title with a 10-6 victory over Aliesha Alleyne of NTC, while Ocean View’s James McKenzie also romped to a 10-6 win against Kyle Griffith of NTC in the boys’ equivalent.
Some 86 players took to the courts over the weekend to contest the tournament’s second edition. (JM)