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NCB Foundation backs tennis

Published:Thursday | September 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Peter Hillary (third left), general manager of The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, presents Raheem Royal of Mannings Hill Primary School with his trophy at the conclusion of the hotel's summer children's tennis camp. Looking on is his classmate Michael Campbell (second left), who also won a trophy, which was presented to him by Tennis Jamaica's Christine Gore (left). Both students attended the camp on scholarship. Looking on are (from fifth right) John Bailey, president, tennis Jamaica; Davia Daley, Raheem's mother; Christine Thompson, Michael' s mother; assistant coach Valencia White and Tennis Jamaica's under-10 specialist coach Evan Williams.

Tennis Jamaica's Play and Stay drive in basic and primary schools has reaped great success with the development of two of its charges from the Mannings Hill Primary School. The programme at Mannings Hill is funded by the NCB Foundation.

The two students, Michael Campbell and Raheem Royal, were given scholarships to train at the exclusive Jamaica Pegasus hotel's tennis facility with head professional Evan Williams in the recent summer camp.

The investment by NCB Foundation has paid off tremendously as there are many other students who are following in the footsteps of Michael and Raheem. In a ceremony held recently at the hotel's tennis courts, the boys were presented with their prizes won during the camp, as well as with their own racquets donated by Tennis Jamaica.