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Jamaica Cup Welcomes Former World No. 7 Johan Kriek

Jamaica Cup Welcomes Former World Tennis No. 7 Johan Kriek

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April 28-May 4, 2018 will bring over 200 athletes from around the world to the beautiful, warm city of Montego Jamaica for the fifth annual Jamaica Cup Tennis Championships. Jamaica Cup will feature both adult and junior ITF sanctioned tournaments, as well as week full of sun, stars and socials.

In the week leading up to the tournaments, a five day adult tennis camp will be held at gorgeous Half Moon Resort. Over 40 athletes from the Caribbean and North America will join in April 24-29 for a week of skill development, strategy tips and a chance to utilize those skills in high class competition. Each clinic will be taught by world renowned coaches, regarded for there highly successful player academies, as well as past performances as top world ranked tennis players. This year’s most anticipated guest will be Johan Kriek, former World No. 7. Jamaica Cup Welcomes Former World No. 7 Johan Kriek

Throughout his career, Kriek has managed to make it to the quarterfinals (or higher) in all four Grand Slams, and was a two time winner of the Australian Open, in 1981 and 1982. Kriek’s notable accomplishments include winning 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, and securing victories over tennis legends: Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, and Bjorn Borg. From 1993 to 2000 Kriek played on the Champions Senior Tour and claimed the number 1 senior tour world ranking in both singles and doubles.

Kriek will teach alongside distinguished coaches: Jesse Witten, Karl Hale, Robert Hall and Geoff Bower; he is also set to play in a Pro Exhibition Match at the end of the week. To view the camp schedule, or find out how you can attend the Exhibition match, please visit: http://www.jamaicacup.ca/camp-info/.

About the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series: the CCTS features 6 masters tournaments and 14 series tournaments, in 7 countries throughout the Caribbean. Each tournament is centered around Local Youth Development, Caribbean Travel and Charity, and each tournament offers participants a chance to challenge top ranked players from around the globe.

If you would like to find out more information about Jamaica Cup or the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series, please email Jaimi Foster ([email protected])


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