Former Men’s Tennis number One Gavin Manders is taking this time to reflect on Bermuda Tennis, Davis Cup 2020 and Covid 19.
Manders who partners with Jovan Jordan-Whitter to run Manders Tennis Management also discussed the future of Tennis with the likes of Tre Mallory, Tariq Simons and Daniel Phillips all making strides.
MTM recently had MTM Doubles Bowl and had a great showing for the B Division allowing Women and Men to play in the same Division.
The Annual MTM Easter Bowl was postponed, which would have been the next ranked tournament where Simons would have to defend the Men’s 1 spot.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Mallory On The IFT Junior Ranking Rise
Trey Mallory has risen up the ITF Junior World Rankings in the first three months of 2020.
Mallory on March 2nd, was ranked 492nd, this after a Singles Record of 6 wins and 4 losses.
Mallory has 2 wins and a loss on Clay, is also sporting a record of 4 wins and 3 losses on the Hard Court.
Overall, Mallory has a 67% Win Rate on Clay and a 43% Win rate on the Hard Court.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
MTM Doubles Bowl 2020 Finals
The Manders Tennis Management Doubles Bowl Tournament came to an end at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts.
Ben Simmons and Lavern Stowe were crowned the Mixed Doubles Champions, while Scott Redmond and Tariq Simons were the Men’s Doubles Champions.
Jones and Stowe had to battle to claim the title taking on Scott Redmond and Imani Phillips. The final needed a third set tie-breaker that saw a total of 26 points. Jones and Stowe won the first set 4-0, but Redmond and Phillips won the second set 4-2, the third set tie-breaker saw Jones and Stowe emerge winners 14-12.
Redmond and Simons claimed the title after they picked up a straight sets victory over Jovan Whitter and Bobby Bart 4-1, 4-2.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Courts & Shorts Weekend to be Rescheduled
Next month’s “Courts & Shorts Weekend” in Bermuda will be rescheduled following today’s suspension by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) of all its sanctioned products and events due to the global coronavirus crisis.
The USTA and the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) are working to reschedule the two days of events—previously slated for April 3 to 4—for alternative dates in the early fall.
“While Bermuda currently has no confirmed cases of coronavirus, we understand USTA’s decision to suspend all its events scheduled through April 20,” said Victoria Isley, BTA Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “We thank all our partners and look forward to working with them and the USTA to present a spectacular event later in the year that showcases Bermuda as a world-class tennis destination.”
The weekend, part of the BTA’s multi-year deal with the USTA as official tourism partner of the US Open Tennis Championships, was to include ticketed exhibition matches at Coral Beach & Tennis Club featuring former world No. 1s Andy Roddick and Arantxa Sánchez, and a free youth tennis clinic at WER Joell Tennis Stadium.
For exhibition tickets previously purchased via Ptix, please visit gotobermuda.com/courtsandshorts for refund details.
The Bermuda Breeze Championships scheduled to take place March 30th – April 5th, including the same weekend, was cancelled yesterday when ITF announced suspension of its global events.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
MTM Doubles Bowl 2020 Day Two
The Manders Tennis Management Doubles Bowl continued at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts.
In Men’s Doubles action Tariq Simons and Scott Redmond defeated Benjamin Jones and Michael Way in straight sets 4-2, 4-2, while Gavin Manders and Chris Weeks defeated Mike McGuire and Cooper McGuire in straight sets 4-0, 4-0.
In Mixed Doubles play, Rickai Burrows and Morgan Lightbourne defeated Nick Butterfield and Hugh Seymour in straight sets 4-1, 4-3, while Benjamin Jones and Lavern Stowe defeated Chris Weeks and Mandy Richardson 4-1, 4-0.
MTM Doubles Bowl Day Two Results
4 4 Scott Redmond/Tariq Simons defeated 2 2 Benjamin Jones/Michael Way