left : Ann Griffith, executive member of TATT; Anthony Jamieson,
tournament referee; Ann Staskiewicz, tournament director;
Vincent Perreira, president of TATT; and David Coker of Petrotrin,
the main sponsor of the Regional/Caribbean Inaugural Top 16
Photo: Shirley Bahadur
Pereira, president of Tennis Association of T&T announced
the 18-21 May staging of the inaugural Regional/Caribbean
Top 16 Tennis tournament at Tranquillity Tennis Club.
This was at a press conference at the boardroom of BHP Billiton
at Invaders Bay, Cocorite yesterday. Also present were David
Coker, of the main sponsors Petrotrin, Ann Staskiewicz, tournament
director, Tony Jamieson, tournament referee and Ann Griffith,
executive member of TATT.
Featured will be T&Ts top players, the foreign based,
Richard Brown and Michael Clarke as well as the Grazettes,
Ivor and Winnington, and Juniors Lendl Smith and Richard Young.
Completing the local contingent are Dexter Mahase and Joseph
The tournament will be played on clay as a means of giving
the local Davis Cup players some preparation on clay as that
is the surface on which the Davis Cup Matches will be played
The tournament presents singles and doubles championships
and the singles winners prize will be US$2,500, the
largest by far of any tennis tournament here.