Sports Corner

Road Tennis is an indigenous sport to Barbados

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  1. David October 23, 2016 at 12:47 PM #


    Go Lewis!!!!


  2. Hants November 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM #

    Kraigg Brathwaite 142 not out. Well painted century.


  3. Hants November 12, 2016 at 12:42 PM #

    Does anybody in Barbados design and manufacture ROAD TENNIS RACQUETS.

    Is their an initiative to develop the sports to its maximum potential?

    City of Bridgetown Credit Union World Road Tennis Championship –


  4. David November 12, 2016 at 12:47 PM #

    Hants the guys manufacture their rackets locally.


  5. Hants November 12, 2016 at 1:22 PM #

    @ David,

    The racquets handles are NOT ergonomically designed.

    It would be good for someone to use a “lawn tennis racquet handle as a “template”.

    Barbados could be world leaders in the sport and should look to refine it before somebody else does.


  6. David November 12, 2016 at 1:24 PM #

    Agree with you Hants. You know how we like to procrastinate.

    On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 5:22 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:



  7. Hants November 13, 2016 at 3:16 PM #

    Lewis wins.

    Max Verstappen drove an incredible race to be third.


  8. David November 13, 2016 at 3:23 PM #

    Yes Hants, he cant shake Nico though.


  9. Hants November 13, 2016 at 6:37 PM #

    Lewis said “It was a very easy race,” he said. “Probably one of the easier ones. I didn’t have any spins or moments, it was pretty straightforward. “


  10. Khaki Samacho November 17, 2016 at 9:39 AM #

    Dear BU:

    The Government recently announced 25 National Sports Icons ….. with a few deserved persons among the group & a couple jokers. The criteria used remains unknown. Anyhow, as we reach 50 not out, a small group of friends & I wondered how many “unique” Bajan sportspersons we have/had among us….. and have so far come up with a fairly short List.

    The criteria is that the person must have achieved a feat that is unique and can qualify on a list that reads: “The only Bajan IN THE WORLD to …..”.

    I am sure readers will add to this List but surprisingly, those that first spring to mind, do not qualify…eg: Oba …..sorry, not the “only Bajan in the world to win an Olympic medal” …… there was also Jim Wedderburn… and so on.

    Please let us refrain from local or regional feats…… eg: “only Bajan in the world to score 400 in marble cricket”, or similar…….. stick to international/world accomplishments.

    Here is our List:

    Ryan Brathwaite – Only Bajan in the WORLD to win Gold at the World Athletics

    Ronald King – Only Bajan in the WORLD to win a World Draughts Championship

    Philip Als & Randal Valdez – only Bajan pair in the WORLD to Row across the Atlantic

    Leah Martindale – Only Bajan in the WORLD to swim in an Olympic Finals
    Chris Gibbs – Only Bajan in the WORLD to swim across the English Channel (35 km)
    Peter Gibbs – Only Bajan in the WORLD to swim across Lake Ontario (50km)

    Garry Sobers – Only Bajan in the WORLD to score 300+ runs in a Cricket Test Match innings
    Malcolm Marshall – Only Bajan in the WORLD with 300+ Test Cricket wickets
    Wesley Hall – Only Bajan in the WORLD to take a Test Match Cricket Hat-trick

    Sports History Fan


  11. Hants November 26, 2016 at 1:54 PM #

    @ David,

    Lewis on pole. Tomorrow’s race could be “epic”.


  12. David November 26, 2016 at 2:07 PM #

    Yes Hants, worried about his gear box though which is older than Nico’s

    Nico does not handle pressure well and Red Bull and Ferrari seem to be competitive.

    Epic indeed!


  13. Hants November 27, 2016 at 11:16 AM #

    Lewis wins the race and tells the bosses to go fly a kite.

    Nico wins the world championship.


  14. Hants December 2, 2016 at 11:18 AM #

    Shock announcement ! Rosberg retires from F1.


  15. David December 2, 2016 at 11:29 AM #

    That is a shocker Hants!

    On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 3:18 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:



  16. Hants December 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

    Next season should be great if Red Bull and Ferrari step up.

    Hope Lewis does not lose his competitive spirit.


  17. Hants February 6, 2017 at 6:23 PM #

    Perfect 10


  18. Hants February 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM #



  19. David February 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM #


  20. Hants February 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM #



  21. Hants March 4, 2017 at 2:29 PM #

    Sandy Lane gold cup race say.

    You can watch live at


  22. Hants March 11, 2017 at 11:44 PM #

    Barbados’ top ranked tennis player turned in a tremendous performance, having taken the first set off of world No.10 Gael Monfils before ultimately falling in three sets in their second round match tonight at Indian Wells


  23. David March 12, 2017 at 11:44 AM #


  24. Hants March 12, 2017 at 11:53 AM #

    @ David,

    Darian King has done very well against Monfils.


  25. David March 12, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

    Yes Hants, he is improving.

    King loses to Monfils after winning first set


  26. David March 14, 2017 at 1:34 AM #


  27. Hants March 23, 2017 at 6:19 PM #

    Good batting by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope today,.Classic .


  28. Hants March 24, 2017 at 10:14 AM #


  29. Hants March 24, 2017 at 1:31 PM #

    Congrats to Shai Hope who is 201 not out.

    Good “old time” batting.


  30. Hants April 8, 2017 at 11:59 AM #

    “Lewis Hamilton claimed his sixth successive pole position on Saturday, as he pulled out all the stops to top qualifying for the 2017 Formula 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix, after Ferrari had led the first two phases of the session.

    It was another close fight between Mercedes and the Scuderia, with Sebastian Vettel splitting the silver cars, only a tenth off Hamilton and just a thousandth of a second ahead of Valtteri Bottas in third.”


  31. David April 8, 2017 at 12:26 PM #


    Botas needs to step up and protect LH on P1.


  32. Hants April 8, 2017 at 12:52 PM #

    Should be some exciting racing. There is rain in the forecast.


  33. David April 9, 2017 at 8:06 AM #

    Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton!

    The boy had talent from a young age.


  34. Hants April 9, 2017 at 8:15 PM #

    Awesome drive by Lewis in tricky conditions. Was worth staying up to watch.


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