The inaugural Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic will head into the semifinal and final rounds this weekend starting Friday June 16th.
The event kicked off on Monday (June 12) at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston with two rounds of competition. The week-long event, culminating on Saturday (June 17), got off to a smashing start, already raising the tension among players.
The tournament has recorded over 90 entries, with athletes competing for the top spot in the Men’s Open, Men’s Class 2 and 3, and the Ladies B categories. The first and second round matches will continue to Wednesday (Jun 14) with a start time of 5pm each day.
Following the first two rounds, the quarter-finals will be held Thursday (June 15), whilst the semi-finals will take place on Friday (June 16). The tournament will come to a climax on Saturday (June 17) at 4 pm, concluding with a closing ceremony where the winners will be announced and their prizes presented.
Garth Walker, executive chairman of Innovative Systems Limited, expressed his excitement for
“We have very strong contenders throughout the various categories, so it’s going to be a very competitive week. I expect the very best sportsmanship from the competitors for the entirety of the competition.
He added that he is excited to see who will come out victorious at the finals.
At the end of the competition, the winner will walk away with J$100,000, as well as other prizes and surprises.
The tournament will feature competitors who played in the infamous Davis Cup, as well as the number one ranked amateur player in Jamaica and the number one ranked player in the Men’s Class two category.
Walker continued, “looking at the numbers, we are expecting nothing short of a fantastic day of exceptional tennis. It is my hope that the competition will be so fierce that it attracts more and more spectators each day. Big thank you to all the other sponsors who came on board to facilitate this tournament.”
As a first time headliner in a tennis competition, the company said it is looking forward to the growth that this event will experience in the next three years, and the impact it will have on the tennis fraternity.
Spectators are encouraged to come out in their numbers to cheer on their favourites and to witness history as the first ever Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic gets underway.