Barbadian Women encouraged to see Road Tennis as great exercise
One of the organisers of the Touch of Class Women’s Road Tennis Tournament is encouraging women to see exercise as a “way of life“.
Juliet Worrell, Public Relations Officer of the Barbados Road Tennis Association said women, especially with the roles they play both within and outside the home, need to “get out there” and exercise more and that road tennis is an attractive option. “It is an accessible sport, once you can walk and have a pair of sneakers, you can play. The game is also open to any age group,” Ms. Worrell added.
The road tennis official also noted that the slogan of the tournament – “serving one ball at a time towards a healthier nation” reinforces the importance of exercise.
Ms. Worrell was speaking recently after receiving 50 women’s t-shirts sponsored by CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank for use in the tournament. “This is the first time we’ve had shirts specifically tailored to women,” she said before adding that the shirts constituted a uniform bringing “respectability, colour and life” to the tournament.
In thanking the bank for its contribution, Ms. Worrell said that CIBC FirstCaribbean was the first corporate entity to come on board for this year’s tournament. “The bank was very receptive and we’re pleased that they’ve supported the tournament.”
Donna Wellington, CIBC FirstCaribbean Managing Director for Barbados and OECS operations said the bank was pleased to support the tournament especially with its emphasis on health through affordable and easily accessible exercise.
The tournament, which started last week and ends this Friday, is being played at the Deighton “Pa” Roach Facility in Bush Hall. Next year, Ms. Worrell says, she is hoping for 96 players, more than double the 46 who are playing in this year’s tournament.