Secure Innovations rewards tennis star Billingy
Nine-year-old table tennis star Jasmine Billingy, the reigning national Under-11, 13 and 21 champion, took her winning form to Trinidad and Tobago in the Silver Bowl tournament, winning the Under-11 category and finishing runner-up in the Under-13.
As such, Managing Director and Owner of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., Harold ‘Top Gun’ Hopkinson, fulfilled a promise and gifted the young player a brand new bicycle and safety gear.
Billingy was promised that if she had won her category, she would be the recipient of a spanking new cycle; the rest is now history.
In the Under-11 final, Billingy defeated Ashley Mohammed 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-7) and in a close Under-13 final, she lost 1-3 (11-5, 8-11, 11-13, 10-12) to Trinidad’s number one player in this category, Chloe Fraser.
Billingy’s coach Colin France commended his charge for another sterling performance, noting, “We just have to keep working on improving our speed and fitness, technique and tactics. Jasmine is a diligent and hardworking player who is very enthusiastic when it comes to learning the things that would enhance her game.”
Aviation Director of Secure Innovations and Concepts Inc., Denzel Hopkinson, himself a former national junior tennis and reigning Doubles Champion, made good on the promise his dad had made to Billingy and promptly presented her with the cycle on her return to Guyana.
The young Hopkinson, in presenting the gift, said that his company is more than happy to be supporting a talented player who has the world at her feet once she remains focused and disciplined.
“Young Billingy has a bright future ahead of her and we at Secure Innovations have no doubt that she would make herself and country proud. We are also confident that with Coach France guiding and steering her, she would succeed in her endeavours. Secure Innovations and Concepts would continue to support this young prodigy.”