BLTA ‘saddened’ by death of Wesley Rolle

As of Monday, February 13, 2023

#THE Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) is saddened by the passing of Wesley Rolle.

#Past president Rolle has made numerous contributions to the growth and development of tennis in The Bahamas over the years.

#He served as president of the BLTA during the period 2007 to 2009 and remained actively involved in the sport.

#He assumed the role as facility manager of the National Tennis Centre under two administrations.

#Rolle not only focused his attention on making a difference in New Providence, but also on the Family Islands.

#From time to time, Rolle would hip-hop to Eleuthera and then “catch” the ferry to Harbour Island to conduct coaching sessions.

#Besides serving as an executive and being a trailblazer for the association, he has served as a coach for many years, a Senior Nationals tournament director, and tournament director for a few ITF junior tournaments held in New Providence. Rolle was always willing to give wise counsel and lend a helping hand wherever needed.

#When asked in September 2019 to represent the BLTA by promoting the sport of tennis at a sports educational fair, he gladly accepted. He also possessed the skill of racquet stringing. Wes engaged in provocative dialogue and was considered a Davis Cup (Bahamas) historian.

#As a coach, in 2020, Rolle participated in BLTA’s outreach programme in the form of a free tennis clinic hosted for some of the children at the Ranfurly Home. He imparted much knowledge to the kids and they walked away armed with the necessary tools to play the game.

#President Perry Newton and the executive team of the BLTA was pleased to name the 2022 Senior Nationals in Rolle’s honour.

#The entire tennis community mourns the loss of this great tennis contributor.

#The BLTA extends deepest condolences to Leo Rolle, Larry Rolle, Marvin Rolle and the entire Rolle family during this most difficult time.

#Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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