Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association


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Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 11:13 Written by 1 - Administrator Friday, 22 May 2015 11:07



Let’s pull together for tennis in Bermuda!  The BLTA is in dire need of funding and as a kick off fundraiser we have an exciting opportunity before us. We plan to have our elite players, and some of our executive team, run in the Bermuda Day Race Relay on May 25th, 2015.  This is no ordinary fundraiser, what you should know is that we have a generous sponsor who is willing to match all the funds we raise!!!  In order for this to be a resounding success, we need each and every one of you to help support with a generous donation; together, we can double our efforts!


To Donate:

You can make an on-line donation, naming the player or team that you are supporting details for on-line donations are noted below:

Pay to: Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association’s HSBC account #010-003218-002.

Notation: Please indicate in the transaction comment field: REF: Donation: Your Name

Then please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to let us know whom you are supporting!!


Alternatively you can make cheques payable to BERMUDA LAWN TENNIS ASSOCATION


We have 4 teams currently entered; players represent a cross section of those currently training with various tennis squads for selection.  See more details below:


FED CUP: (Jacklyn Lambert, Zaire Simmons, Kirsten Saltus, Kayklah Ming)

DAVIS CUP: (Gavin Manders, David Thomas, Jenson Bascome, Neal Towlson)

NATIONAL JUNIORS: (Trey Mallory, Luke Stirling, Scott Redmond, Tori Powell)

PARTIAL BLTA EXECUTIVE: (Sarah Cook, Kate Daly, Judith Turnquest, Sita Stirling)

INDIVIDUAL: Brent Smith has chosen to run the half marathon himself all 13 miles of it, Kudos to Brent!


Come out to support our tennis players on Monday, the relay race starts 9.10am from George’s; we would expect to see some of our teams over the line by 11am.

This is an amazing opportunity for us, let’s make it a huge success!





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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 17:07 Written by 1 - Administrator Friday, 24 April 2015 17:33



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Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 02:46 Written by 1 - Administrator Friday, 24 April 2015 02:27


April 23rd, 2015  Pembroke, Bermuda.

Ricky Mallory former Number 1 player on the Island, and current Davis Cup Coach has been named to the role of National Tennis Director for the BLTA.  President Michael Wolfe said, “Ricky’s tennis legacy, international experience, and passion for the sport make him the ideal candidate for the position.  This is an entirely volunteer position, so I know it’s all about the sport for Ricky.”

As National Tennis Director, Ricky Mallory will be responsible for all tennis programming on the Island for all ages and levels.  He will work closely with the BLTA Pro’s Registry, and will be instrumental in developing programming that will improve the quality and level of tennis in Bermuda. “I’m excited about the new role and working to shape tennis in Bermuda.  It will take a collective effort between, players, coaches, parents, and the many volunteers in our sport to introduce greater opportunities to play tennis in Bermuda.  I will be looking to engage a cross section of the community to develop programmes across a wide spectrum.  It’s not just about focusing on our elite athletes, it’s also about offering programs and opportunities for all players, including the social tennis player, who just wants to play more tennis.”



One of the first initiatives of the National Tennis Director is to reintroduce the Commercial League tennis programme to the Island.  “This is run by a group of wonderful volunteers who just love the sport.  I’m very supportive of bringing this programme back, as it enabled adults to play in an organized league on a consistent basis. I look forward to working with the Commercial League volunteers to get this up and running” said Ricky.   This programme is set to run on June 1st through July 31st and Corporations can enter as many teams as they wish. “There is often a good social vibe about it, and that’s also what we’re looking to bring back to tennis, it’s not just about playing and going home, it’s about creating an atmosphere of interaction and comradery.”

Integral to the success of tennis in Bermuda are the various tennis clubs on the Island and their ability to host successful BLTA sanctioned tournaments.  “We’ve just seen recent success with the BLTA Open Singles Challenge event held at Coral Beach earlier this month.  We will be looking to partner with the tennis clubs to create a full tournament schedule going forward, so that both residents and visitors can participate in a series of tournament events. Competition and match play are vital to the progression of tennis in Bermuda.  Introducing visitors is an important component, as we have such a small pool of tennis players on the island, it will work to enhance the tournament experience, as well as encourage visitors to the island.”

Close to Ricky’s heart is the improvement of the BLTA’ grass roots programmes; Ricky’s first introduction to tennis was attending the Cromwell Manders Saturday morning grass roots programmes at the Tennis Stadium facilities in Pembroke.  As the new National Tennis Director he will responsible for enhancing grass roots programming across the Island and introducing the sport to many children for the first time.  “We have a programme in place called the ‘Tennis in the School’s Programme’, we’ve been extremely fortunate to have a key sponsor with ACE, for more than 15 years; and with their continued support, we want to enhance this programme and give opportunities for children to be introduced to the sport that might not currently see this programme in their school.  The Pro’s who have been involved have done a wonderful job, and I’ll be looking to them for their experience and engaging them in taking this programme to the next level. There is much work to be done, but I’m confident that with the team we have in place and the caliber of Pro’s we have that are equally passionate, we will see great things in tennis in the coming years.”

For more information on tennis in Bermuda please contact the BLTA President at email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Pomander Gate Tennis Club 2015 SENIORS OPEN

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 23:19 Written by 1 - Administrator Monday, 13 April 2015 23:07

Good day all,

Please note that following the receipt of the late entries today for the captioned tournament, due to insufficient numbers in several of the age group categories, the steering committee have made the decision to postpone this tournament to a still to be determined date later in the year.   The committee regret having to make this decision but want to ensure that to provide our sponsor the best event possible that it should be well supported with sufficient numbers of players.


David Mello

PGTC Club Manager


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