16 Nov 2011Blog

Tennis Pon de Rock 2011

by Monique

B.I.T.E logoThe Barbados Invitational Tennis Exhibition (B.I.T.E) Tennis Pon de Rock 2011 event will be hosted over a three day period. The exhibition will give spectators a chance to see some of the best tennis players, both male and female, playing great tennis, in a more relaxed atmosphere and to have the opportunity to interact with them directly.

This year’s Tennis Pon de Rock 2011 event will also be enhanced through the inclusion of a unique collaboration with world renowned modernist artist Daniel Bottero of Argentina. Mr. Bottero who is based in Miami will create a painting started by each player on Friday which he will complete for presentation and auction on Saturday evening at Sugar Hill.

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Featured Players

Venus Williams (USA)

  • World No.1 in 2002
  • Ranked in the top 10 for 11 years running from 1998 to 2010

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)

  • World No. 3
  • Exciting new challenger for the World No. 1 ranking in 2011

John Isner (USA)

  • World No. 18
  • 6’ 9”, big serving winner of the longest match at Wimbledon 2010

Gael Monfils (France)

  • World No. 7
  • “The Acrobat” of the ATP Tour

Event Schedule

Opening Night: Player’s Party

DATE: Friday, 9th December
VENUE: Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
TIME: 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM

The Player’s Party will be a “Red Carpet” occasion, highlighting the social element of B.I.T.E 2011 and offering the players a chance to party Caribbean style with their hosts.

Fantasy Camp

DATE: Saturday 10th December
HOSTED BY: The Barbados Tennis Association
TIME: 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM
VENUE: The National Tennis Center, adjacent to the Gymnasium

Players are expected to attend for a period of 45 minutes, from 10:15 AM until 11:00 AM (approximately). The Fantasy Camp will serve as an opportunity for Barbados’ aspiring junior players to interact on-court with some of the top players in the world.

Sugar Hill

DATE: Saturday 10th December
TIMES: Tentative itinerary

  • 2:00 PM: Doors open
  • 3:00 PM: Exhibition begins with opening remarks
  • 3:10 PM to 3:30 PM: Drilling for Dollars where all players are on-court (Fun game where the objective is to hit select on-court targets)
  • 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM: Men’s Doubles
  • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM: Mixed Doubles with Victoria Azarenka & Gael Monfils Vs.Venus Williams & John Isner (Two sets)
  • 6:30 PM: Players to address patrons followed by a Cocktail party & Auction

Wildey Gymnasium

DATE: Sunday 11th December
TIMES: Tentative itinerary

  • 1:00 PM: Doors Open to the Tennis Village
  • 3:00 PM: Exhibition at the Gymnasium begins with opening remarks
  • 3:10 PM to 3:15 PM: Women’s warm-up
  • 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM: Women’s Singles with Victoria Azarenka vs. Venus Williams (Two sets – super tiebreaker if split)
  • 4:45 PM to 5:15 PM: Intermission (duration is approximate based on Ladies Singles)
  • 5:15 PM to 5:30 PM: Drilling for Dollars where all players are on-court (Fun game where the objective is it hit select on-court targets)
  • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Men’s Singles with John Isner vs. Gael Monfils (Two sets – super tiebreaker if split)
  • 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Concluding presentations/remarks
  • 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Tennis Village remains open