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Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournaments Draw Massive Crowds

Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournaments: The appeal of the Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournament has sparked intense anticipation as players gear up for the action-packed commencement of the tennis segment at Pomander Gate this Friday.

With a contingent of seventy-two players, this time-honored event, established in 1976 and bolstered by Deloitte’s sponsorship since 2006, promises riveting competition.

The inclusion of pickleball in 2021 marked a strategic move by Deloitte to embrace the burgeoning popularity of the sport across North America, further diversifying the tournament’s offerings.

Sophie Campeau, an esteemed member of the tennis committee at Pomander Gate, expressed her elation at the robust participation and revealed that certain categories for the upcoming pickleball competition, slated from June 14 to 18, have reached full capacity ahead of the official entry deadline on June 7.

The Pomander Gate tennis committee is thrilled to witness the enthusiastic turnout across various categories, improving the players’ unwavering passion and skill,” remarked Campeau.

She extended heartfelt gratitude to Deloitte for their steadfast support, highlighting their pivotal role in creating a vibrant tennis community through their sponsorship.

John Johnston, the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Bermuda and Caribbean, echoed sentiments of pride and excitement regarding their enduring partnership with the prestigious tournament.

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Deloitte takes immense pride in returning as the title sponsor of Pomander Gate’s annual tournament,” stated Johnston. “With our sponsorship spanning 18 years, we are delighted to witness the event’s evolution into a cornerstone of Bermuda’s tennis calendar.

He emphasised the tournament’s alignment with the global surge in pickleball’s popularity, reflecting its inclusion as a testament to the event’s adaptability and relevance.

We eagerly anticipate witnessing stellar performances in both tennis and pickleball over the ensuing weeks, extending our best wishes to all participants and organisers of the Deloitte Open,” Johnston concluded.

Several of Bermuda’s top tennis players, including members of the island’s Davis Cup team preparing for their upcoming trip to Paraguay, will compete in both singles and doubles events.

The defending men’s champion, Jack Keyes, enjoys the privilege of a bye as the top seed, securing a direct path to the quarterfinals. However, formidable challengers such as Tariq Simons and James Finnigan promise stiff competition in the pursuit of glory.

In the women’s division, Nadhira Durham emerges as the top seed, poised to face formidable adversaries in Alexcie Burrows and Jess Charles. Notably, emerging talent Shelby Madeiros, fresh from completing her undergraduate studies at Siena College, eagerly anticipates her doubles partnership with Durham.

As anticipation mounts and the stage is set for thrilling matches, the Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournament promises a spectacle of athleticism and camaraderie, affirming its status as a premier sporting event on Bermuda’s esteemed racket calendar.

News Brief : Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournaments

The Deloitte Open Tennis and Pickleball Tournament, starting this Friday at Pomander Gate, features 72 players and promises intense competition. Established in 1976 and sponsored by Deloitte since 2006, the event added pickleball in 2021 to reflect its rising popularity. Sophie Campeau of the tennis committee expressed excitement over the strong turnout, with some pickleball categories already full ahead of the June 7 entry deadline.

Deloitte CEO John Johnston highlighted the tournament’s importance and alignment with global pickleball trends. Top Bermuda tennis players, including Davis Cup team members, will compete. Defending men’s champion Jack Keyes advances directly to the quarterfinals, while Nadhira Durham leads the women’s division.

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