Michael McDermott Major Jr was born on May 6th, 2006 to Michael and Bernadette McPhee Major at the Princess Margaret Hospital in New Providence, Nassau, Bahamas. He has one sister Keniqua Brenea. Michael is a member of St. Joseph’s Parish. His early education started at Cupid’s Preschool located in Big Pond, at the age of 4 he transferred to Saint John’s College. He is now a 5th grader at SJC (Giants) and top of his class with an average of 96.1. He was named top male student in 2013 & 2014 and was awarded many awards including the Principal’s Award which is the highest award. He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis, travelling, reading, mathematics, watching the food channel and National Geographic.
Upon graduating from high school, Michael wants to further his education at a division one university with a great tennis program, and obtain a Master’s Degree in Marine Biology specializing in Sharks. He wants to one day become a professional tennis player like Andy Murray who is his favorite tennis player.
Michael started playing tennis at the age of 31/2 and is a member of the Brajaxba Tennis Club. He is right handed. His coaches are Bradley & Marion Bain, Jaxon Bain & Ricardo Demeritt.
In 2014 Michael Jr., was afforded the opportunity to travel for the first time to compete two major international tournaments against kids from all over the world.
Forest Hills New York – August 2014 – “Lil Mo International Tennis Tournament” he placed 2nd
West Palm Beach Florida – December 2014 – Michael Jr. won the 1st place title at the “Lil Mo International Tennis Tournament”. Michael became the first Bahamian to be ranked #1 in an international tennis tournament and won. He presently ranks #1 in the Bahamas in Boys under 10 and ranks 3rd in Boys under 12.
In June 2014 Michael along with member of his Tennis Club attended a 1 week intense training camp in Ashville North Carolina held by Coach John Farrington a former Davis Cup Captain.
In June 2015 he attended another 1 week training camp in Bradenton Florida held by Doru Murariu a Romanian Coach.
In August 2015 Michael made it to the second round of the Little Mo Tournament held in Forest Hills New York. He is now preparing for the next Little Mo Tournament which will be in West Palm Beach Florida from December 4th to December 9th, 2015.
In October 2015 Michael will attend a 1 week Training Camp at the Gym Tennis Club with Doru Murariu a Romanian Coach.
2015 Grand Bahama Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 12 & under singles runner up
2015 Grand Bahama Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 10 & under singles winner
2015 Grand Bahama Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 14 & under doubles runner up
2015 BLTA Junior National Champions Boys under 12 runner up
2015 BLTA Junior National Champions Boys under 10 runner up
2015 Laurel oak Country Club Level 7 Boys 10 7 under winner – Sarasota Florida
2015 RBC Clay Court Junior Championship Boys 10 & under runner up
2015 RBC Clay Court Junior Championship Boys under 14 doubles
2015 Flamingo Tennis Jamboree Men’s doubles winner
2014 Brajaxba Tennis Beat the Heat Tournament winner Boys 12 singles
2014 Brajaxba Tennis Age Group Tournament 10’s winner
2014 Subway Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 10 winner – Freeport Grand Bahama
2014 BLTA Junior Nationals winner Boys 10
2014 FOCOL Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 10 & under winner – Freeport Grand Bahama
2014 MCB Little Mo Internationals Boys 8 Singles Green Dot 2nd place – West Side Tennis Club Forest Hills New York
2014 MCB Little Mo Internationals 1st., place Green Ball Singles 8 7 under winner – West Palm Beach Florida
2014 Brajaxba Tennis New Year Jamboree 10 & under runner up
2014 Subway Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 10 & under winner – Freeport Grand Bahama
2013 Subway Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 8 Singles runner up – Freeport Grand Bahama
2013 Brajaxba Tennis Back to School Tennis Jamboree Boys 10s winner
2013 Brajaxba Tennis Age Group tournament Short Court winner
2013 RBC Junior Clay Court Championship Boys 8 singles winner
2013 Brajaxba Age Group Tournament Short Court winner
2013 Brajaxba Tennis Age Group Tournament Short Court runner up
2013 FOCOL Junior Tennis Tournament singles Boys 8 & under winner – Freeport Grand Bahama
2013 BLTA Junior Nationals under 8 Boys singles runner up
2012 FOCOL Junior Tennis Tournament Boys 8 & under runner up – Freeport Grand Bahama
2011 Brajaxba Tennis Fall Classic mini Tennis 6 & under winner
Saint John’s College Giant Performer 2015
Saint John’s College Grade 4 Principal’s Award 2014-2015
Saint John’s College Grade 4 Proficiency Award 2014-2015
Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Donald Wilson Spelling Bee Primary 2nd place 2015
Saint John’s College Prep Prize Giving 2013 Proficiency Award 2013-2014
Saint John’s College Grade 3 Principals Award 2013-2014