Courtesy Garage / Nissan Tennis Championships - Round 1 - Pine Hill Dairy Tournament
The event is year long, comprising 4 rounds of tournaments.
Round 1 - The Pine Hill Dairy Competition in February
Round 2 - The Courtesy Garage Tournament in May
Round 3 - The Christopher Howitt Tournament in October
Round 4 - The Barbados National Bank Tournament in December
This is Round 1.
Over 100 contestants are expected to take part.
Each event is played over two to three weeks.
After the December round, there is the Courtesy Garage Top 8 Tennis Tournament for the winners of the Open category.
In the four quarterly events, there are eight age groups as follows:
u-10; u-12; u-14, u-16, u-18, ov-35, ov-45 and Open.
In each age group, there are male and female singles and doubles competitions. In addition, in the Open, there is a mixed pair competition.
On weekdays, play starts at 3:00 pm for the youngsters, and at 6:00 pm for ov-35,ov-45 and Open competitions. On weekends, play starts at 9:00 am each day.
For each event, there are approximately 100 competitors. Prize money is offered for the winners in each event.
The events are sanctioned by the Barbados Tennis Association and are played by their rules. Players accumulate points based on their performance in each event. Overall winners in each age group and division are announced at the end of the year. These results are passed on to the Barbados Tennis Association who combine the points with the results of their events to produce a national ranking. This then decides who is selected for Davis Cup and other regional and international events.
Venue: Ocean View Tennis Club, Barbados Hilton, Needham's Point, St. Michael