TENNIS: GBTI Open to serve off June 22


The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) recently renewed its sponsorship commitment to the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) for the game’s local governing body’s biggest championship on its calendar; the 2018 GBTI Open.

This year’s tournament is scheduled to commence on June 22 and will see the country’s top juniors, seniors and veterans fiercely vying for the coveted titles.

At the Bank’s headquarters in Kingston, Georgetown, the sponsorship cheque was handed over to GLTA’s Vice-President Cristy Campbell, in the presence of recently elected President Samuel Barakat, Vice-President Robin Singh, Secretary Molly Hassan and Committee Member Illeana Boodoo.

Nadia De Abreu, Marketing and Communications Officer of GBTI, High Street branch, Pamela Binda, Public Relations and Marketing Manager of GBTI, and other staff of the bank were also present where the Bank stated its commitment to seeing the growth of the sport and pledging its continued support.

Barakat further extended gratitude to the Bank for its support, not only for this tournament but throughout the year.

The GBTI Open was initiated in the 1980’s, and due to measures beyond control, was halted. The tournament restarted in 2010 and the GLTA stated that it has gotten bigger every year.

According to the GLTA, the GBTI facility in Bel Air, was offered to the Association for usage for high performance training for its top junior and senior players in Guyana.

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