MARIGOT—Top amateur female tennis players from around the world are arriving for the start of the 8th ITF-sanctioned International Women’s Tennis Tournament this Sunday, January 22, at the Tennis Club Ile de St. Martin, Albéric Richards Stadium, in Sandy Ground.
  The tournament begins with qualifying rounds on Sunday and Monday. US$15,000 cash and prizes will be shared among the winners of the Singles and Doubles categories.

The basketball and volleyball courts in the Jean-Louis Vanterpool Stadium, Marigot, will soon be completely under cover as part of a 2.3-million euro renovation of the stadium.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC --Team Island Water World sailor Frits Bus will represent St. Maarten in Caribbean International Laser Regatta in Dominican Republic this weekend.

Reggie Coram (c), from St. Maarten Speedway on the Great Bay Promenade won the first national model car racing event of the year, Saturday. Coram bested a field of 26 other racers from as far away as Brazil, Canada and the United States to win the Hillbilly Nationals in Tennessee Saturday. In addition to racing, Coram is in the States to promote the fifth International St. Maarten Open that he and the Speedway will host in October.

CAY HILL—Registration for the 16th annual Oyster Bay Youth Tennis Championship will be held at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex Tennis Pavilion Friday evening beginning at 7:00pm.    Tennis will be served up Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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