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JAM | Jun 7, 2023

Innovative Systems launches inaugural Amateur Tennis Classic

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Llockett McGregor, Tournament Director; Damion Johnson & Jeremy Miller, former Davis Cup players and Garth Walker stopped for a quick flick on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club at the launch of the 2023 Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic. (Photo: Contributed)

Innovative Systems Limited launched the first of its 2023 Amateur Tennis Series, the Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic.

The inaugural tournament will feature amateur players competing in the Men’s Open, Men’s Class 2 and the Ladies B categories. The tournament is set to commence on June 12, 2023, at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston.

In collaboration with the Llockett McGregor Tennis Series, Innovative Systems Limited has committed to being on board for the next three years as title sponsor for this event and is amped up to witness its success.

Garth Walker, Executive Chairman of Innovative Systems Limited, said the tournament is an opportunity to develop Jamaica’s sports industry.

Seretse Bell (left) teaches Yanique Hall, Sales & Marketing Manager- Innovative Systems Limited, a few techniques at the launch of the 2023 Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club. (Photo: Contributed)

“The Innovative Systems team is excited about this tournament, as it provides an avenue for us to aid in the development of the sport. Additionally, it loans us the opportunity to foster the growth of the talented athletes who will be showcasing their expertise at the tournament,” said Walker.

The Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic has received in excess of 90 entries to date. The athletes will be competing for a cash prize of J$100,000 and other sectional prizes. The tournament will run from June 12 to June 17, with matches commencing at 5pm Monday to Friday, and an hour earlier on the final day.

The tournament will officially end with a closing ceremony on June 17 at 7pm, where the winners will be awarded.

Garth Walker (right), Executive Chairman- Innovative Systems Limited, presents the sponsorship cheque to Tournament Director, Llockett McGregor (left) on Tuesday at the Liguanea Club at the launch of the 2023 Innovative Invitational Amateur Tennis Classic. (Photo: Contributed)

“This partnership is an example of our dedication to giving back to our community, as the collaboration will impact many lives across the island. We recognize how pivotal it is to provide a stage on which these talented young athletes can confidently display all that they’ve worked so hard to achieve” continued Walker.

He noted that the Company has always placed importance on the development of sports in Jamaica. While it has always fostered the support of sporting events on a small scale, this is Innovative’s first time being the headline sponsor of a Tennis tournament.

“Thank you very much for your support. I have been working together with Garth for quite some time and I am proud that he was able to come on board for this event. I am excited to see the success this tournament will garner in the next three years, and hopefully we’ll be able to continue this partnership for much longer. Many thanks to the sponsors who have come on board to make this a reality, so we can have some of our top players showcase their skills,” conveyed Llocket McGregor, Tournament Director- Llockett McGregor Tennis Series.


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