Organisers have announced that the  NAGICO Open Tennis tournament

hosted by the Tortola Sport Club will start this Saturday.

NAGICO Managing Director Shan Mohamed presented a $6,000 cheque to TSC President Mark Chapman on Monday.

Mr. Mohamed said he is happy that NAGICO is supporting the tournament, which dates back to 2004.

“Many of the top tennis players in the territory are looking forward to a good tournament,” said Mr. Mohamed. “The 2011 NAGICO Open Tennis Tournament promises to be just that, and we are eager to see exciting tennis being played throughout the entire week.”

The categories in this year’s tournament are Ladies “A” Singles, Ladies “B” Singles, Men’s “A” Singles, Men’s “B” Singles, Mixed Doubles, and Under-18 Mixed.

The tournament will end on May 28 with a family fun day at the TSC.


Paddle Boarding
On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brewers Bay  a stand-up paddle board event will be held. There will be several different classes, including elite, open, a kids race and a fun relay race. Courses range from 6 kilometres to 200 metres. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Boards are available at no cost for all competitors. However, there is a registration fee depending on what class participants enter. Kids compete for free.

The fifth and final leg of the Blenheim Trust 5k  series, in conjunction with the grand finale and award ceremony, will be the ‘City Circuit,’ held on Saturday with the start and finish at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds.

Due to inclement weather and the condition of the roads, the BVI Cycling Federation postponed its time trial, which was slated to take place on May 15. The event will be rescheduled for a future date, according to the BVICF.

Four cyclists will be represent the Virgin Islands at the OECS Cycling Championships later this year. Darel Christopher Jr. will be joined by Antonio Andrews, and juniors Shaquil Samuel and Barney Nockolds at the championships in Antigua on June 5. The 76-mile road race is anticipated to be very competitive with cyclists from around the region competing. The BVI CF is sending its two top juniors in an effort to give them exposure at  a regional event and preparation for the Youth Commonwealth Games in September.

This Saturday a programme for junior sailors will be run by sailing coach Chris Waters. Beginners are welcome. The programme will take place off the beach  at Nanny Cay Marina. Fees are $20 per session for Royal BVI Yacht Club members or cadet members (Cadet membership costs $35) or $30 for non-members.