SHAW PARK will be in the spotlight from today when Tobago hosts the third and final leg of the Caribbean ITF (International Tennis Federation) Junior Circuit.
The series served off two weeks ago in St Lucia and the middle leg concluded just yesterday in St Vincent.
Trinidad and Tobago players have been doing fairly well, led by Jelani Davidson and Breana Stampfli.
National under-14 champ Davidson has been the dominant player in his division over the two legs, while national and Tranquillity Open champ Breana Stampfli reached the under-18 quarter-finals and doubles semi-finals in St Vincent after making the semis and doubles final in St Lucia.
Kandis Legall, an American of local parentage, played under the T&T flag for the first time in St Vincent and the 17-year-old is the second highest ranked female in this tournament.
The 404th-ranked junior in the world is 152 places higher on the ladder than the 16-year-old Stampfli, who is the sixth highest female in this tournament.
The other T&T girls in the under-18 field are Shania Millington, Aryanne Hart, Dominique Coutain, Juliet Campbell, Carissa Rudolfo and Danielle Devenish.
Jualon Greig, Jabari Davidson, Ross Hackshaw, Gianluc Robinson, Ibrahim Mohammed. Kryel Trim and Abraham twins, Joshua and Ty, are the local males in the main draw.
Scott Lanser, Keeshan Moonasar and Elan Mendes, a winner of four ITF under-14 titles last year, are expected to compete in qualifying today.
In addition to boys' under-18 qualifying, the under-14 category will serve off with action in round-robin groups.
Jelani Davidson, Nabeel Mohammed, Scott Hackshaw, Emma Davis and Emma Rose Trestrail are some of the leading T&T players competing in the division.
This is the second year that an ITF tournament is being held in Tobago and action will take place on a daily basis until next week Saturday. First serve today is 9 a.m. —Shammi Kowlessar