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Grant goes to a higher level

Grant goes to a higher level


The local Tennis fraternity has been blessed with a higher level of expertise with Deron Grant’s attainment of an International Tennis Federation(ITF) Level Two Coaching Certificate.{{more}}

Grant, a former national singles champion, and who is currently attached to the Grassroot Tennis Club, gained his elevation after attending the Level Two Course last month in Antigua and Barbuda.

The course was funded by Olympic Solidarity and organised by the Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association in conjunction with the National Olympic Committee. The course was conducted by Ales Filipcic ITF Tutor (Slovenia) and Anthony Jeremiah ITF Development Officer (Trinidad & Tobago).

This makes Grant eligible to coach national teams as well as emerging top Junior Tennis players.

Additionally, Grant has certification that will enable him to coach worldwide and conduct Level One courses.

He is also on par with the likes of Surinamese John Goede and the ITF Development Officer for the English Speaking Caribbean, Anthony Jeremiah of Trinidad and Tobago.

Grant is the fifth Vincentian to gain the Level Two certification.

Before him were brothers, Michael and Peter Nanton; Anthony Boyea and Onike Spann.

Peter Nanton, Boyea and Spann are still active, with Nanton and Boyea being co-partners in the Bonan Tennis School, while Spann runs the Onike Tennis Academy. Spann is also attached to the Grassroot Tennis Club. (RT)