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AJC Tennis: Team Nigeria departs for South Africa

 ..Targets 2016 feat Team Nigeria’s coach, Mohammed Ubale is upbeat about the country’s chances of a memorable outing at the 2017 CAT/ITF African Junior Tennis Championship serving off March 25th – April 5th at the Benoni Country Club, Johannesburg. Ubale, alongside five players are scheduled to arrive the South African capital in the early hours of Thursday from Lagos but …

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SNEPCo Tennis: Mcleod, Osewa Hold Strong To Retain Titles

Michael Osewa and Angel Mcleod put up very commanding performances to retain their boys 18 and girls 16 titles respectively as the third edition of the SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship came to an exciting end at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. Osewa defeated Stephen Augustine for the second time in two weeks 8-4 while Mcleod overpowered Toyin Asogba who had …

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LSTTA Plan Foreign Tours For Players

-Seek Support For International Exposure Lagos State Table Tennis Association (LSTTA) has revealed plans to take some of its top players on a foreign tour, in order to help them gain international exposure. Its Chairman, Architect Femi Sokoya, said a lot of state athletes were ready to join the nation’s professional players who were playing in the top table tennis …

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Kaftkarren Shines In SNEPCo Tennis

The only foreigner playing in the SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship in Lagos Adekya Kaftkarren on Wednesday defeated Ajayi Abayomi 8-5 to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. The 16-year-old Indian will now play the fifth seed Ezekiel Ekong, who beat Lukman Abdul-Malik 8-3 to qualify. In other Boys 18 quarterfinal matches, No. 2 seed Augustine Stephen humiliated Garba Abdullahi 8-0 …

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SNEPCo Tennis: Lone Foreign Entrant Reach Q’finals

Adekya Kaftkarren, the lone foreign entrant in the at going SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship is through to the quarterfinals with an 8-5 victory over Ajayi Abayomi. The 16 year-old Indian will now play the fifth seed Ezekiel Ekong who beat Lukman Abdul-Malik 8-3 to qualify. In other boys 18 quarterfinal matches, No. 2 seed Augustine Stephen thrashed Garba Abdullahi 8-0 …

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Injured Serena Williams out of Indian Wells, Miami

World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of upcoming WTA tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami because of a knee injury, organisers said on Tuesday. A statement issued by BNP Paribas Open organisers in California quoted Williams as saying she was withdrawing because of a problem with her left knee. “Sadly, I have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas …

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8 Players Invite To Ogun Table Tennis Camp

Eight players who emerged top at the recently concluded maiden edition of the Honourable Segun State Developmental Monthly Table Tennis Championship,are expected in the state’s camp. The State Table Tennis Association’s Chairman, Adegbenga Ogunba said the invited players at the last championship held at the Alake Sports Complex,Ijeja ,Abeokuta ,would be groomed and prepared by thestate table tennis coaching crew …

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ITF Coaches Training Course Hits Garden City

More Nigerian tennis coaches are set to be certified by the global body of the sport as the ITF National Level 1 Coaches Course holds in the Garden City of Port Harcourt from March 1-9 at the Board Room, of the city’s Club, Old GRA. The programme which is expected to attract dozens of coaches from state sports councils, higher …

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Top Juniors Set for CBN Junior Tennis Championship

Nigeria’s top junior players who recently emerged overall winners in the boys and girls categories of the West & Central African Junior Tennis Championship are all set for the 2017 CBN Junior championships scheduled to kick-off in Lagos, Tuesday Feb. 21. The tournament will as usual feature singles competitions in five age groups – boys and girls 10 & Under, …

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Imeh, Adegoke win Rainoil/Ikoyi Club Masters Tennis

Joseph Imeh and Sarah Adegoke at the weekend emerged Men and Women singles champions of the 3rd Rainoil/Ikoyi Club 1938 Masters Tennis Championship. Imeh defeated Emmanuel Idoko 6-3, 6-4 while Adegoke retain the women’s title with a 6-1, 5-0 (rtd) scoreline over Ronke Akingbade. The winners each pocketed N250,000 while the finalists got N200, 000. The four semifinalists at the …

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