JAMAICA’S #1 FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER TRAINS IN CANADA
Written by IrieJam Radio on January 20, 2017
Jamaica’s number one female tennis player will train at a world renowned tennis academy in Canada.
14-year old Michaela Stephens will attend Ace Tennis Academy in Burlington, Canada on a three-month scholarship beginning next Monday, January 23.
Stephens’ former national coach and current President and Director of Ace Tennis Academy, Douglas Burke, offered her the scholarship to aid in her development. Burke was Jamaica’s national tennis coach for more than a decade.
Of the opportunity, Stephens said she is very grateful, and will do her best to improve her playing capacity.
A student at Jamaica’s Liberty Academy, Stephens will continue her school lessons via the internet so she will not fall behind in her education during her 3 months in Canada.
Michaela Stephens became Jamaica’s top female singles champion after winning titles in the All-Jamaica Open, Hi-Pro Open, and Jamaica National Open. She has also won titles in the ITF COTECC Juniors 14 and under, All-Jamaica Under-16 and 18-titles.
At the Ace Tennis Academy, she will join more than 500 participants ranging in ages 5 to 18-years-old.