Russell to be inducted into the Jamaica Cup Hall of Fame

Observer writer

Saturday, April 28, 2018

JAMAICA'S Richard Russell is to be inducted into the Jamaica Cup Hall of Fame today at Half Moon Resort Hotel in St James, Montego Bay, beginning at 6:00 pm.

This will be the fifth staging of the annual Jamaica Cup Tennis Tournament for juniors and seniors competing in singles and doubles, which is one of the events in the annual Caribbean Cup Tennis Series played each year.

Russell is also a former Jamaica number one singles player who has defeated some of the world's top players, including the great American Arthur Ashe in Jamaica.

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. 

Bicknell, Dawson in Jamaica Cup ITF Junior finals

Observer writer
Friday, November 10, 2017

TOP seeds Blaise Bicknell of Jamaica and Najah Dawson of the United States of America (USA) eased into the finals of the Jamaica Cup International Tennis Federation (ITF) Boys' and Girls' 18 and under singles, respectively, at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston yesterday.

Bicknell, who has not dropped a set leading up to today's final, will face third seed Shintaro Mochuzki of Japan.

In their respective semi-finals played yesterday, Bicknell defeated eighth seed German Gutierrez of Colombia in straight sets 7-5, 6-2, while Mochizuki breezed past second-seeded Lancelot Carnello of Sweden.

Top seed Bicknell advances in Jamaica Cup ITF Junior Tennis quarter-finals

Observer writer
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Jamaica's top seed Blaise Bicknell eased past Japan's Ryota Kaneda in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 in the boys' 18 and under singles as the 2017 staging of the Jamaica Cup International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors Tournament continued at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston yesterday.

Bicknell will face unseeded Gabriel Hurtado of Colombia. Hurtado pulled off a major upset when he defeated sixth seed Giorgio Soemarno of India after coming from a set down to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.


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May 2, 2014

The first Jamaica ITF Seniors Championships was a smashing success.  Held at the luxurious Tryall Club and featuring 70 players from Great Britain, Canada, USA, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, and Barbados, the week began with a clinic that included 35 people.

Participants in the tournament included former Jamaican Davis Cup players Nicholas Malcolm, and Karl and Robert Hale.  There were two complimentary cocktail parties and a great closing awards party.


By Leroy Brown
January 26, 2014

Former world No. 1 tennis player Jim Courier, who is now the captain of the United States of America Davis Cup team, is scheduled to be in Jamaica in April, to take part in a Tennis Weekend at Tryall Club, from April 24-27, that will raise funds for education in Jamaica.

Courier is scheduled to play an exhibition

Hale serves kids again in Jamaica

By Ron Shillingford
April 22, 2014

Cayman’s tennis players head off to the inaugural Jamaica International Tennis Federation Senior Championships this week. 

The event, for players aged over 35, starts on Wednesday and runs until Sunday at the Tryall Club in Montego Bay.  

Rob Seward, head coach at the Tennis Club in South Sound is competing, as well as Robert Hale, Ray Hydes, Marion Goodall, Richard Harrison and Mike Bonikowski.