Lawn tennis action returns from July 3rd as the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tennis tournament gets underway at Bel Air Park.
The competition will see rivalry in the Boys and Girls Under-18, Ladies and Gentlemen Open, Over-35, Over-45, Novice, Ladies Open Doubles, Gentlemen Open Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
The tournament is a partnership between GBTI and the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA).
Public Relations and Marketing Manager of GBTI, Pamela Binda, said that this partnership dates back to over 20 years.
She was at the time handing over a sponsorship cheque to GTA President Cristy Campbell at the bank’s head office in Kingston, Georgetown.
Binda said: “GBTI is once again pleased to announce the sponsorship of our premier tennis tournament, the GBTI/GTA Tennis Open. The Open tournament was initiated in the 1980s and we continue to provide support to the sport. We see it an investment in not just developing the skills and talents of the youths, but as an investment that nurtures the sport and helps it to move from strength to strength as we see players excelling in and out of Guyana.”
Campbell said the GTA is extremely appreciative of the long-standing support of GBTI, noting the annual sponsorship has gone a far way in aiding the growth and development of the racquet sport.
Mexican Miguel Garcia and Cristy Campbell are the reigning Male and Female champions respectively, having won their respective category in 2021.