Sporting Barbados caught up with prominent player Haydn Lewis to get a run down on the Tennis scene on the island. Tennis is widely played competitively and for leisure and most hotels have courts. 
 
Hayden, tell us a bit about your background in tennis in Barbados! 
 
Tennis has always been a part of my life. I started

Many people regard Barbados as a Caribbean hotbed for squash players of all ages. Barbados squash had a great time in the last 2 years despite the pandemic. During the pandemic the Barbados Squash (BSA) was awarded the resiliency award by the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) and Barbados even got their first world Masters Champion in Squash.

Triathlon is very intense! A 1.5 km swim in deep sea waters, followed by a 40 km bike ride which at times can be an uphill battle on meandering roads, and if that isn’t grueling enough, a 10 km run to finish on legs that feel like jelly; this is triathlon, at the Olympic standards. Three endurance sports all in one, swimming, cycling, and

Sporting Barbados interviews Dr Nick Kelly, owner of the many Nature’s Discount Health food stores on island to see how he got started and what advice he has for a healthier lifestyle! 
You have the biggest and most extensive range of vitamins and heath products on island and also in some other Caribbean islands and ten stores spanning

At the 2023 CARIFTA Championships the region's rising stars swam in the Enith Brigitha pool named after Curaçao's and the region's swimming national treasure. One of her great feats was a 17 year old at her first Olympic Games in1972 she made the 100 metre freestyle.She placed eighth in 1:00.09 after doing 59.75 in the semi finals.

Nearly three decades after he first entered, former British Rallycross Champion Ollie O’Donovan will finally get to compete in the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event this year. He will drive a Hyundai i20 R5 run by island regular Andy Scott’s Albatec Racing outfit, alongside European Rally Championship leader New Zealander Hayden

For the first time since 2019, Barbados will be hosting matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 cricket tournament. Now sponsored by Republic Bank, this year’s competition will run from August 16 to September 24, with the final again taking place in Guyana.
The historic Kensington Oval will host six matches from August 30 to

Former UK National Rally Champion, Britain’s Roger Duckworth, who finished second in Sol Rally Barbados 2019, will return for this year’s 33rd running of the Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) blue riband event on June 9-11. Fresh from a fifth-place finish in last Sunday’s (April 2) Alan Healy Memorial Rally at Cadwell Park,

The route for Sol Rally Barbados 2023 (June 9-11) will return the Caribbean’s biggest annual motor sport international to its traditional pre-pandemic format, with Saturday’s special stages run at venues in the northern parishes and Sunday’s in the east of the island. A new venue for the previous weekend’s ‘shakedown

Top Junior Surfing Talent Converges on Barbados to Celebrate Zander Venezia’s Life and Legacy – The Live Like Zander Junior Pro 2023 is quickly shaping up to be one of the most anticipated surfing events of the year, bringing together the America's top junior surfing talent to compete in honor of legendary surfer and champion, Zander Venezia.

Surprise Win for Bajan Triathlete at Elite US Meet
 
Barbadian Triathlete Luke McIntyre took gold at the recent Clermont Draft Legal Challenge, in Florida, fighting off challenges from other top youth triathletes from around the US and further afield.
Held annually in March, the Clermont Draft Legal Challenge

Fynn Armstrong did Barbados proud in the weekend events. Participating in the Age Group Draft Legal Super Sprint on Saturday, he was fourth out of the water in a field of 55 men. With a super quick transition was second out on his bike, forming an unbeatable lead pack of two that lead the race throughout the 10km ride. Exiting transition for

New Zealand’s most successful rally driver Hayden Paddon has today (February 24) confirmed he will compete in Rally Barbados 2023 (June 9-11). The former Production World Rally Champion and winner of WRC Rally Argentina 2016 will be joined by his long-term co-driver and fellow Kiwi John Kennard for the 33rd running of the Barbados Rally Club’s

The 2023 Rockley Open was a great event with a nail biting finale in some tough, blowy conditions! Damian Wilfred sunk his putt on the 18th green to become Gents Champion Golfer, winning by 1 shot with a score of 153. In the Ladies division Mariella Young was the runaway winner to become Ladies Campion Golfer. John Stringer took 2nd Flight

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) is at an advanced stage of planning for the 33rd running of its blue riband event. Four months out from Rally Barbados 2023, which is scheduled for the weekend of June 10/11, the venues for the event’s special stages have been decided, the route outline is close to completion and partnership negotiations are well

The weekend provided some challenging wind for the international competitors at the Barbados Clay Target Association Range.  Four Barbados athletes made it into the 8 person Trapshooting  event Final including Justin St John with an impressive score of 116/125. He was followed closely by Richard Greenidge, Aiden

Rally Barbados regular Paul Horton of the Turks & Caicos Rally Team debuted his recently-acquired Citroen C3 Rally2 at the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages on Saturday (January 21), as the UK motor sport season got under way in very cold but sunny conditions. The event was won by John Griffiths in a Ford

The awesome Barbados Open Water Festival is back November 8th - 12th, 2023.
 
Online entries are open, register today and make your plans to join us in Barbados! https://raceroster.com/series/2023/46121/barbados-open-water-festival-2023
 

Global superstar DJ, Team Boss at Carl Cox Motorsport and self-confessed “petrol-head” Carl Cox visited Bushy Park Barbados earlier this month during a nostalgic trip to the island. After enjoying the St Philip facility’s Karting and Swift Ride Experiences, he gave a wide-ranging interview on various topics from his

The Barbados Rugby Football Union Executive is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Whipple as the National Men’s 15 and 7-a-side Head Coach. Joe has been a stalwart and constant feature in the game of rugby for some 20 years, coaching at the National and Regional Levels since 2001.
He was the successful Head Coach in 2005 when the

Event schedule for the Barbados Sailing Week
 
 
Saturday, 14 Jan
Dinghy Series (10 am at Carlisle Bay)
Race event for the best local sailors younger than 16 years
Remote Controlled Dragon Flite 95 Class (10 AM at Golden Pond)
Remote-controlled boat races
 
 
Sunday, 15 Jan

In support of the 25th anniversary of Sporting Barbados magazine I have compiled 25 favourite or stand out diving or marine life related insights of Barbados. Whether you’re a scuba diver or just a holiday- maker I hope that these brief highlights will entice you to keep coming back to this beautiful island of sandy beaches, rum punches and the

The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust (SLCT) has been around for over 15 years and their primary mission is – “Helping the under privileged children of Barbados” by whatever means necessary. 
The past two years have been rather challenging for many of us and for the SLCT it was no different. Despite the obstacles, SLCT has remained resilient

“Sustainability is something that we take very seriously.” This affirmation comes from the Project Manager at the Apes Hill Golf Resort and Community, Donovan Bagwell, as he describes the major undertaking of redesigning the 18-hole Championship golf course. Apes Hill Barbados is not

Ann Thylen moved to Barbados 10 years ago...Joining Rockley Golf Club was the best thing she did! 
 
What brought you to Barbados and Rockley Golf Club? 
 
Oh, this will be a long answer... 
 
About 10 years ago my husband and I retired and decided to move to beautiful Barbados. 
 
It was a dream

Jina Scheper has recently taken over as CEO at Barbados Golf Club and is looking forward to the challenge! She shares some of her plans with SB! 
 
Tell us a bit about your background? 
 
I am Canadian in origin and have lived in Barbados for the past 17 years having lived in St. Lucia before. My professional background

Sporting Barbados caught up with Sean Edey – Royal Westmoreland PGA Golf Professional to find out some insights into Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and Club! 
 
Sean, take us through your golf journey to being the first and only Bajan British qualified PGA Golf Professional? 
 
It is very interesting being the first and

Many people believe Sandy Lane Golf Resort is the jewel in Caribbean golf and with good reason. It has three golf courses in pristine condition overlooking the west coast of Barbados, and has been the iconic haven of the rich and famous for many years. Sandy Lane Hotel has often been quoted as the most prestigious destination in the world for

The future of Equestrian Sports in Barbados is looking very bright if the 2022 performances of the Children’s Dressage Team and the youthful Regional Jumping Team are proof ofthings to come. These two winning teams had no rider older than sixteen and although the Regional Jumping Challenge is open to competitors of all ages, three young riders

Barbados is small, but man are we mighty. 166 square miles of pure sweetness - a pin prick on the map of the world. And we are filled with unique and fascinating things to experience, fuelled by warm and welcoming people… who most often greet you with a frosted glass of rum punch in hand! Who could be bad to that?
 
I recently met a

Barbadian Johnathan Austin is one special young man. Now 19 years old, he has spent a large part of his young life battling a long term chronic condition called Gastroparesis, in which the stomach cannot empty in the normal way. He once lived with a gastric pacemaker in his stomach and has

Welcome to the 25th anniversary edition of Sporting Barbados! One year delayed due to Covid, but back - bigger - and better than ever.
 
My husband came up with the idea of Sporting Barbados. He visited Barbados from Northern Ireland in 1984 - before the days of the ‘world wide web’ - on a cricket tour. He was ‘bowled’ over by the

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has joined motor sport fans the world over to mourn the passing of American motor sport icon Ken Block, who died in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County, Utah, yesterday (January 2) at the age of 55. A statement from Hoonigan said: "It's with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has changed the dates of next year’s 33rd edition of its premier event to avoid a direct clash with a number of international rallies including rounds of the World Rally Championship and Motorsport UK British Rally Championship. Rally Barbados 2023 will now run on June 10/11, with the Rally Show and King of the

Barbadian Calem Maloney is the new Caribbean Junior Karting Champion. After three days and 12 hard-fought races at Bushy Park Barbados over the weekend (November 4-6), he defeated Trinidad & Tobago’s Rylie Ramroop by a margin of just nine points, with Jamaica’s Zander Williams a further six behind. The lone female in the 16-strong field of

The premier event on the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes calendar was contested by 80 athletes, more than half of which flew in from abroad to compete at the 32nd National Triathlon Championships on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022. Held at the Brandons Beach and the Mighty Grynner Highway, several seasoned triathletes and persons bold

Seventeen karters aged from 11 to 17 from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will face off at Bushy Park Barbados next month (November 4-6) in the second Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT). Funded by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) Sport Grant Programme, it will be contested by a quality field selected

BFIT has launched a funding program aimed at assisting triathletes who are at various stages of development. “The return to competition post COVID has brought race opportunities back online in the region and internationally.  After two years of uncertainty and little racing there is a need to invest and reinvigorate the development pipeline,

Trinidad & Tobago’s Zachary Boodram, Fyzool Madan and Ravi Singh will compete in the Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) for the first time this weekend (October 8/9) as a record-breaking grid assembles for round three at the Fast Parts Caribbean Circuit Racing Invitational. Competing on home ground, they will line up with fellow-countryman and RCC

Trinidad & Tobago’s Zachary Boodram, Fyzool Madan and Ravi Singh will compete in the Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) for the first time this weekend (October 8/9) as a record-breaking grid assembles for round three at the Fast Parts Caribbean Circuit Racing Invitational. Competing on home ground, they will line up with fellow-countryman and RCC

The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) off-road navigational fraternity will remember one of the Club’s stalwarts on Sunday (September 18) when the fourth round of the Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship is named in honour of Philip McConney, whose sudden passing in July was a shock to the whole community

wo class wins in the recent Autumn Double Header Sprint mean Modified 1 (M1) class leader Edward Corbin will head into October’s final round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships leading the Champion Driver title chase. With a total of 113 points, he has a five-point cushion over Ryan Wood, who leads Clubman 2 (C2),

On Saturday July 10, 2022, Rugby Barbados will start the Get Into Rugby programme for children who are under the age of 11 years. This Tag Rugby session will run from 10am to 11am every Saturday at the Historic Garrison Savannah. This is an internationally recognized and certified programme aimed at introducing children to rugby, using a safe

Barbados will compete in the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games to be held in France in October, where up to 80 National Sporting Authorities of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile will be chasing gold, silver and bronze medals. The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) confirmed today (Wednesday) that Leon Sealy will represent

The Barbados Football Association (BFA) last week showed its support for diversity in football by donating goal bars, nets, and protective barriers to a regional blind and visually impaired football workshop hosted by the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB) in partnership with the Blind Football Committee of Barbados.
 
In

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Barbados Football Association (BFA) is launching the official return to local football with two highly-anticipated concurrent tournaments – the Republic Cup and the Women’s Super League.
 
Set to kick off on the 28th August and run until 20th November this year, both tournaments will culminate in

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel today announced changes to the West Indies squad for the three-match CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series against New Zealand which starts tomorrow on Wednesday 17 August. All three ODIs will be day/night matches played under floodlights at Kensington Oval

Competitors in the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens kick off the second half of the new-for-2022 series this weekend (August 20/21) with an action-packed programme of back-to-back events at opposite ends of the island. Saturday’s Motoring Club Barbados Inc (MCBI) Full Throttle in St Philip will be followed by the Barbados Rally

The FEI Dressage World Challenge was held this weekend at the Congo Road Equestrian Center.  The best local dressage riders presented themselves to FEI judges; Jeanne McDonald from Pennsylvania and Omar Zayrik from Mexico for the opportunity to compete on an international scale for Barbados. 
 
The Barbados FEI 2022 Team is:

The dates for the Festival are August 21 to 27, 2022. All matches will be played at the Wildey Hockey Turf in the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. 
 
Matches will be on from 11:00 a.m., with the last match of the day starting at 5:30 p.m.
 
There will be no matches on Sunday August 21 and Thursday, August 25. The semi

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