Cayman Cup tennis back for third year

The Cayman Cup attracts top international talent.

International junior tennis returns to these shores as the Cayman Cup prepares to serve off for its third edition from 30 October – 4 November, attracting around 200 participants from around the world.

The tournament, which is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will have an Under-14 bracket in addition to the customary Under-18 division and be played at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club in South Sound.

“The Cayman Cup is an all-encompassing event. We’ve added the Under-14 division to help the younger players get international exposure before the Under-18 division, so they’re used to it by then. We’re trying to help youth development,” said Tournament Manager Karl Hale.

Tournament Manager Rob Seward was excited about adding the younger division. “This year, it’s going to be fantastic because we have the Under-14s. With Cayman, and everyone leaving to go to school at 16, 17, 18, this gives a great shot for our youngsters to come out and have a real tournament in Cayman and be able to participate against kids from around the world,” said Seward.

Players are expected to be drawn from the United States, Mexico, Panama, Canada and Jamaica, as well as further afield from European countries like the Czech Republic, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Seward said he expects local players to get a good test after showing solid results at overseas tournaments over the summer.

Hale agreed, adding that the exposure the Cayman Cup provided will help local players advance their games. “Also, we’ve seen some players – Callum [Theaker] is a good example – who’ve done better over the years being exposed to the international players.”

Another feature of the tournament is a seniors’ division, giving players 35 years and older a chance to keep their competitive juices flowing.

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