TRYALL, Hanover — After a one year absence, the PanCaribbean Junior Classic Tournament will be staged at the Tryall Club in Hanover on September 15 and 16.
The event, co-coordinated by Mobay Tennis and sanctioned by Tennis Jamaica is expected to see over 100 players participating in eight categories.
The different categories cover Girls and Boys under 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s. Points earned during the tournament will be applied to players' national rankings.
Speaking on PanCaribbean's decision to act as title sponsor in this year's tournament, Assistant Manager of Sponsorship & Events for Sagicor Group Alysia White, expressed her company's commitment to sports.
"We've always been very committed to sports, health and education. Those are things we hold very dear in terms of sponsorship commitments," White declared.
"We've worked with Mobay Tennis previously and this has proven to be a great tournament; unearthing tremendous talent and we're glad to be back on board".
Meanwhile, President of Mobay Tennis, Simon Casserly describes the event as one of significant importance to the development of tennis in western Jamaica.
"It's the only junior tournament outside of Kingston where points earned are applied towards players' rankings. Thus it attracts good quality competition," Casserly noted.
The Tryall Club has a long, rich history in the development of junior tennis players in the western part of the Island. Among such individuals is Jamaica's Dustin Brown who reached the second round of the US Open playing against World number four ranked Andy Murray last year.
The Tryall Club Kids Tennis Camp, held every summer, has also helped to foster the growth and development of young tennis players such as Winfried Weinbeer who is currently on a Tennis Scholarship.
A press launch for the 4th staging of PanCaribbean Junior Tennis Classic 2012 will be held on Monday at the Tryall Club's Great House.