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JN serves up support for tennis

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Jordine Savage of Dunrobin Primary celebrates after being named as one of the recipients of a one-year tennis scholarship. She, along with, (front row, from left) her sister Shaniqua Savage, Armando Carter, Tristan Bethun (partially hidden) and Amelia Calvert will be trained at the Liguanea Club after showing impressive talent during the one-day JN Open Tennis Championship kiddie’s clinic at the Liguanea Club recently. Also celebrating with them are (back row from left) Lockett McGregor, organiser of the JN Open Tennis Championship; Michael Collins, sales development and training specialist at Jamaica National; Yuki Kawase, national coach, Tennis Jamaica, and Michelle Webster-Gauntlette, Jamaica National’s youth marketing officer.
Michelle Webster-Gauntlette, (seccnd right, back row), youth marketing officer at Jamaica National, shares a frame with the participants following the staging of the JN Open Tennis Championship kiddie’s clinic.

The JN Open Tennis Championship served up quite an experience for 27 students who were chosen to participate in a one-day kiddie's tennis clinic at the Liguanea Club recently.

Held for the second time, the participants, most of whom are enrolled in primary schools participating in the JN School Savers Programme, were exposed to the basic elements of the game so as to increase their understanding of the sport and, possibly, to peak their interest.

The kiddie's clinic hopes to increase its target to accommodate more students enrolled at the primary-school level. Currently, 56 schools participate in the JN School Savers Programme