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You Can Now Play Pickleball on Celebrity Cruises

 It’s no secret that pickleball is the fastest-growing sport n the world, particularly in the Caribbean, where more and more resorts are adding courts to their properties.  And now another travel giant is getting into the space: Celebrity Cruises, which …

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Building the Caribbean’s Best Tennis (And Pickleball) Courts

  If you’ve played tennis at a top Caribbean resort, chances are it was built by one company: Agile Courts, which has been building courts around the United States and the Caribbean for what is now a half century. Indeed, …

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The Baha Mar Cup Is Back in The Bahamas 

  The third annual edition of the Baha Mar Cup tennis tournament is back this year in Nassau, The Bahamas.  The celebrity tennis fundraising event will run from Dec. 9-11, playing host to tennis greats including Andy Roddick, Victoria Azarenka …

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  They call her the “Pickleball Queen.” Anna-Maria Joseph’s love affair with the game began during the pandemic, when hotels in Antigua were closed.  At the time, the tourism executive was living at Elite Island Resorts’ St James’s Club, and …

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  Tennis greats including Andy Roddick and James Blake will be among the headliners at the return of the Baha Mar Cup charity tennis event in The Bahamas next month.  The second edition of the Baha Mar Cup will include …

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  Puerto Rico’s Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has named a new director of golf and tennis, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property has tapped Seth Henrich to oversee its extensive program, which includes two 18-hole championship courses designed by Tom …

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  By Alexander Britell What is almost certainly the most anticipated reopening of 2019 will be happening earlier than expected. The long-awaited return of The Ritz-Carlton, St Thomas is set for Nov. 22, Caribbean Journal has learned. The reinvigorated resort’s …

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  By the Caribbean Journal staff Palladium Hotel Group has officially debuted its newest all-inclusive hotels on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The company held the grand opening for the new 1,139-room TRS Coral Hotel and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff As Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the British Virgin Islands work to recover from Hurricane Irma, the Necker Cup pro-am tennis tournament is being held this week at the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas. …

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 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Club Med may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, but Jamaican hotelier Abe Issa introduced the model to the Caribbean when he rebranded his 1949-built Tower Isle Hotel as Couples Ocho Rios back in 1978 …

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 Luxury hotel company Belmond is planning a significant renovation of the landmark Cap Juluca resort in Anguilla. The 96-room Cap Juluca was rebranded as Belmond Cap Juluca in May, following London-based Belmond’s purchase of the hotel from former owners Charles …

 Where to play tennis in the Caribbean If watching the U.S. Open makes you want to brush up on your backhand, check out these Caribbean resorts where the tennis programs are ace. One Love! Curtain Bluff, Antigua This venerable all-inclusive’s …

 Above: Puerto Rico native Monica Puig By Alexander Britell KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Puerto Rico native Monica Puig lost her second-round match at the Sony Open on Friday against Denmark native Caroline Wozniacki. Puig, a 20-year-old rising star out of San …

 Above: Victoria Duval By Alexander Britell KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Haitian-American tennis star Victoria Duval lost her first-round match at the Sony Open on Wednesday in straight sets. Duval fell 7-6, 6-1 to 22-year-old Netherlands native Kiki Bertens, who is …

 Above: the National Tennis Centre in Queens (Photo: NTC) By the Caribbean Journal staff Victoria Duval was going up against a four-time major champion Monday night, but her best effort was not quite enough as the veteran Kim Clijsters, ranked …

 Above: the National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, Queens (Photo: USTA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian-American Victoria Duval recently won the singles title at the USTA Girls’ 18s National Championships, giving her a wild-card entry to the upcoming US …

 

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