Daniel opts out of tourney
THE FIRST major road tennis tournament for 2016 serves off on Sunday with De Village Camp Shotgun Championship, but fans will once again miss out on seeing the entertaining Antoine “Lil Man” Daniel in action.
Daniel has indicated he will not be turning out for the defending champions Barbarees Gardens in the tournament, which will be staged at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Road Tennis Facility in Bush Hall.
The Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA) and the most exciting player in the island have been at loggerheads, with Daniel refusing to take part in the high paying competition unless given an appearance fee.
However, the Village Camp tournament has received the thumbs down from Daniel after the chief organiser, Errol Edwards, who is also president of the Barbados Road Tennis Association (BRTA), decided to use the PRTA ball in his tournament. (KB)
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