The Bahamas Lawn Tennis (BLTA) is proud to recognize the achievements of two of its young tennis athletes; namely Sydney Clarke and Anthony Burrows. Sydney Clarke was selected as one of the faces for Club One Gym. Sydney was selected along with Olympian Ramon Miller to represent the establishment in its sports fitness campaign. Club One wishes to combat the obesity problem with their upcoming fitness awareness promotions. Sydney is our No 1. junior national tennis player in the Girls’ 16s Division. She has been playing competitive tennis for many years and has performed exceptionally well over the years. Sydney has represented The Bahamas on several national teams.
Most recently Sydney was a finalist in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) 14U tournament and semifinalist in 2015 JITIC 14U event, one of the top ITF junior tournaments. Sydney in response to being chosen as a spokesperson for the gym said, “ It is a great feeling to know that people consider you to be fit. The campaign gave me an opportunity to meet and work with an Olympian (Ramon Miller). That is really cool. It has motivated me to continue to excel in tennis and to encourage young people to be active and to make healthy food choices.
Anthony Burrows was selected as student of the year at St Francis & Joseph Catholic Primary and was a nominee in the Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year Award for his achievement in academics, athletics, leadership and community service. At the 20th Annual Awards Ceremony honouring the who’s who in a primary school in the Bahamas Anthony Burrows was selected 17th in the Bahamas Primary School Student of The Year award out of 110 students. These students are the best and brightest out of the Bahamas including Nominees from Abaco, Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Grand Bahama, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana and San Salvador. In tennis, Anthony is presently ranked 2nd in the Boys U12 and 4th in U14. He has also represented the Bahamas on the international tennis arena by travelling on the U12 National team in 2015 to Curacao. Anthony was quoted on obtaining this prestigious award, “This experience was nerve-wracking but a rewarding one. I have learnt a lot.”
The BLTA is proud to recognize the achievements of its athletes, on and off the court, recognizing that there are many facets to these young athletes. We encourage the role both Sydney and Anthony will play as being ambassadors for fitness and academia respectively. We salute you both and your parents on this feat.
Original Date Posted: 22/05/2016