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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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French Table Tennis League: Quadri Leads Jura Morez Against Hennebont

Smarting from their 3-1 loss to Villeneuve in the French Premier Table Tennis League, Aruna Quadri will on Tuesday February 7 leads Jura Morez at home against Hennebont. Quadri, who has been outstanding for Jura Morez this season, is expected to spearhead his team against a star-studded Hennebont side which has English international, Liam Pitchford as well as Chinese Taipei’s …

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Ghanaian Tennis Coaches Hail NTF

Two Ghanaian coaches that participated in the ITF Level 1 Coaching Course, which was concluded over the weekend in Lagos have expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) for helping them become professional coaches. Samuel Appiah and Hilda Amankwei, who are respectively from East Legon and Accra described as priceless, the ITF Level 1 coaches certificates they bagged alongside …

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ITF coaching course rounds off with two-day test

Nigerian tennis coaches and their Ghanaian colleagues will have the chance to put into display much of what they have learnt in the last one week as the ITF Level 1 coaching course in Lagos winds off with a two-day test starting Friday. Course Instructor, Rotimi Akinloye disclosed that the test, which is in two parts, will start with the …

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NTF Predicts Transformation Through ITF Coaches’ Course

The Nigeria Tennis Federation has stated that the ongoing ITF Level 1 Coaching Course in Lagos will transform the game of tennis in Nigeria while it will also help solidify Nigeria’s status as one of the top nations in Africa. NTF president, Sani Ndanusa made this submission in Lagos on Wednesday as the IOC-sanctioned programme near its conclusion. The nine-day …

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More Eulogies Trail Enahoro’s Death

Sports guru, Chris Enahoro, who died in Lagos on January 19 at 80, has been described as a key apostle of Nigeria tennis development. The Nigeria Tennis federation said his spirit will indeed be kept alive with more focus on grassroots development. A former Nigeria cricket captain, Enahoro was a former West Africa record holder in high jump and he …

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ITF Coaches Course Holds In Lagos

About 40 coaches from Nigeria and Ghana are currently updating their knowledge in tennis at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level 1 coaches course holding in Lagos. The nine-day programme, which is coming through the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is facilitated by the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) and according to ITF Instructor, Rotimi Akinloye, the course, which is in two …

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Federer Win Historic 18th Grand Slam In Australia

…Nadal Is Victim Roger Federer has beaten great rival Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic to win a record-breaking 18th Grand Slam. The Swiss has become the first man to reach that total of Slam wins, winning his fifth Australian Open in the process. Ranked at No. 17 in the world having taken six months off to recover from a …

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