(CMR) Tennis Club manager, 46-year-old Rob Seward, from George Town has been arrested on suspicion of fraud, theft and obtaining property by deception in connection with cash taken from the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.
The RCIPS state that the man was arrested Friday and has since been bailed. Whilst the RCIPS did not name him, CMR sources indicate that the club's manager had been arrested and members were notified via email from the Club President, Steve Surrey. It read in part:
It is with great regret that I have to inform you on behalf of my fellow Officers and Directors, and as President of the CI Tennis Club, that our long-serving Manager, Mr Rob Seward, was arrested yesterday pending further police investigations into matters involving the Club.
Surrey stated in an email to members. He said an emergency board meeting had been called to address the situation.
Seward is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado and began playing tennis at a young age because his father was a general manager at The Country Club of Colorado. He began playing in tournaments at age 10 and played in station, regional and national tournaments across the United States. He played at the collegiate level for four years for a division 1 school in California.
Rob Seward is the tournament director and club manager for the Cayman Islands Tennis Club. The club, which currently has about 450 members, is located in Grand Cayman, and amongst touring and tournaments, offers junior and adult classes, summer camps and cardio classes. The facilities are open to both members and visitors to the Island. It appears he has been at the club for at least 13 years as one of two tennis pros there.