Tennis

On March 3, the territory will celebrate World Tennis Day. An event at the East End/Look Look tennis  courts will be held for all ages starting at 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. “It’s a free style event, in that if any teen or adult who ever wanted to play tennis and never had or gotten the opportunity to play tennis — this is the day for them to come and try tennis,” organiser Carol Mitchell said.

There will also be a “tennis fun day” on March 20 at 4 p.m. at the same courts.

“This will be an opportunity for more kids to play tennis, not just for World Tennis Day, but hopefully to continue though out their lifetime, because tennis is a sport for life,” Ms. Mitchell said.

The Tortola Sports Club with the support of JML DeliverIT will host a “fun tennis tournament” for juniors ages 10 and under and 12 and under, which will also include a parent-child doubles tournament on March 8-9. For more information e-mail: tennis.bvi@gmail.com

 

Cycling

 

The BVI Cycling Federation will host its second race of the season, a ten-mile time trial on Sunday. The start and finish will be at Palestina near the E & B Grocery store. For more information call 340 3999. There will be no water stops as this is a short race but water will be available at the finish line for the riders. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. with the race scheduled for 7 a.m. Members are $10, while non-members are $20 and juniors are free.

 

Running

The Dive BVI 5k series is held in front of the HLSCC Campus on Virgin Gorda at 6:30 a.m.  on the following dates below.

Subject to numbers, a Dive BVI boat will be available for Tortola runners from Trellis Bay for a nominal fee, which will return after the race.

 

The Dive BVI Virgin Gorda Half Marathon and 10k will be held on May 17.

VG?5k races:

March 1 – Donations accepted for the VG Elderly Home

March 22 – Donations accepted for (family affairs)

 

10k  races:

April 12 – Part 1 of half marathon course

May 3 – Part 2 of half marathon course (and 6-Mile Challenge course)

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