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Play and Stay reaps success

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM

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 summer camp, recently concluded there. Williams also serves as the National Ten and Under Coach for Tennis Jamaica.

The two boys are now ready to test the local red court tournament scene and, by Williams' account, can also handle the orange court tournaments. 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 Jamaica Pegasus hotel tennis courts, the boys were presented with their prizes won during the summer camp as well as with their own racquets donated by Tennis Jamaica.