Anguilla will become the tennis capital of the Caribbean this fall as the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) in partnership with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Anguilla Tennis Academy host the inaugural Anguilla International Tennis Federation Junior Championships from Nov. 12-19.
The tournament, which will become an annual event, ensures Anguilla’s place on the ITF Caribbean Circuit, which currently includes both Jamaica and Cayman.
The tournament will have two categories, for juniors and seniors. The junior event is expected to attract about 80 players (boys and girls); the senior event is expected to attract about 50 players. The event is also expected to draw about 200 people (players, coaches and supporters) in all to Anguilla.
Tournament organizer Karl Hale is the tournament director for the Rogers Cup in Toronto, and the creation of an International Caribbean Tennis Circuit is his initiative.
The official tournament hotel is the Anguilla Great House located close to the Anguilla Tennis Academy. Participating properties also include the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the Four Seasons Resort And Private Residences Anguilla.