The Confederation of Tennis of Central America and the Caribbean has highlighted the work of Manders Tennis Management over the course of the Pandemic.
Bermuda turned the pandemic into a tennis participation opportunity
Since the pandemic began, sports activities have dramatically decreased around the world, and tennis was no exception.
However, in Bermuda, as government authorities relaxed biosecurity measures, Manders Tennis Management (MTM), in conjunction with the Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA), seized the opportunity to bring tennis across the island.
The MTM Movement incorporated different competition formats for all tennis categories, (seniors, juniors and even children) in male and female. Dozens of events were organized to promote mental and physical health through our sport, and the response of those who were tired of the confinement and eager for activity did not wait.
Gavin Manders, who recently led the successful Bermuda U12 boys team that qualified for the next stage of the Cotecc U12 Competition, was the creator of the initiative. Manders said that since the pandemic began, they have organized around 95 percent of the island's tournaments through the Movement.
Due to government measures preventing the spread of covid-19, the public was initially not allowed to be on the tennis court, however currently more and more people take the opportunity to be part of tennis as tennis is a safe sport.