Jamaica hosting the Davis Cup after 15 years
Photo of: Daniel Azar // Team Jamaica
If you think back to 2007, you may remember that was the last time Jamaica hosted a Davis Cup event.
Over Fifteen (15) years later, Jamaica is once again the host of this prestigious tennis tournament which will be held at the Eric Bell National Tennis Centre, located at 2a Piccadilly Road, Kingston 5, on February 4 -5.
This Group II tie will feature the Jamaican Davis Cup team going up against the Estonian Davis Cup Team. Preparation for the tournament has been a long and tedious process, but the extra effort is to ensure that all aspects of the execution of this event will be up to the international standard.
Photo of: Blaise Bicknell // Team Jamaica
The Jamaican Team boasts: Blaise Bicknell, Rowland Phillips, Daniel Azar, Jacob Bicknell and John Chin.
The team coach is Mr. Mel Spence and the team trainer is Mr. Chris Paul.
The Estonian Team is comprised of: Kristjan Tamm, Kenneth Raisma, Oliver Ojakäär, Johannes Seeman and Jürgen Zopp.
The Team Coach is Mr. Gianluca Carbone.
Photo showing: Members of Team Estonia
The Eric Bell Centre has been transformed into a tennis lovers’ paradise. The venue has been outfitted with Grand Stands, VIP Watch Areas and LED Screens. There will also be a Cash Food and Bar area.
There will be two active courts at the venue. A Practice Court and a Main Court. All competitive tournament action will be centered around the Main Court, whereas the Practice Court will be for the players to Warm Up and Cool Down before and after matches.
President of Tennis Jamaica, Mr. John Azar, said that there will be parking at LP Azar as well as by the Water Commission. The purpose is to better manage the high volume of traffic expected for the event, but it will also bolster parking capacity since parking will not be permitted at the venue.
There will be a shuttle service available to ensure patrons are transported to the venue safely.
“Planning events like this is not easy but persons can be assured of a first class, first world production,” Mr. Azar said.
This will be one event that you will not want to miss. Get your tickets now!
Tickets are available at: Liguanea Club, Tennis Jamaica, Eleni’s Bakery, Tutti Frutti (Loshusan and Montego Bay), and Fontana (Barbican and Montego Bay).
Tickets are going for $3,000 and Children under 12 enter free.
Photo of: President of Tennis Jamaica, John Azar