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CBN JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS APRIL 2

The 2018 CBN Junior Open Tennis Championship will kick off Monday April 2 at the National Stadium, Surulere and end on Saturday April 7 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Race Course. The CBN Junior Championship which is, without doubt, the flagship of the Nigerian junior circuit will be featuring four categories – 10s, 12s, 14s & 16s – for ...

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Serena Williams To Serve Real Life In HBO Docuseries

After returning to the tennis circuit since her hiatus last year, Serena Williams has her focus set on dominating yet another arena. Described as a “personal project” by HBO Sports’ executive vice president Peter Nelson, the mommy-of-one announced the May 2 release of her documentary titled Being Serena, Deadline reports. The special will follow Williams’ journey through motherhood, running her ...

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Nigerian Players Tumble Early From Lagos Squash Classics

Nigerian players crashed early in droves in the preliminary rounds of the 2018 Lagos International Squash Classics at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The competition enters its main draw on Wednesday after the completion of the preliminary rounds on Tuesday. Nigeria’s Adegoke Onaopemipo lost 3-0 in the second round to South Africa’s  Jean-Pierre  Brits   while Abdurahaman ...

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Reps Condemn Exclusion Of Table Tennis Women

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Wednesday condemned the decision of Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) to exclude   women table tennis players from  the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia  next month. The federation last week named an all-male squad consisting of veteran player Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri,  Jamiu Azeez, Portugal-based Bode Abiodun, who is Quadri’s teammate at Sporting,  and ...

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Marylove Set To Pick ITF Title In South Africa

Nigerian upcoming tennis star, Marylove Edward alongside Usman Kushimo, will lead Nigeria’s quest for glory as the 2018 ITF/CAT 14 and Under Championship served off Monday at the Tennis Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa. The US-based Edward maintained her phenomenal rise, which saw her reached the women’s singles final of the Central Bank of Nigeria Open last year, by ...

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BFN to interview 19 shortlisted coaches thursday

over 19 coaches shortlisted by the Badminton Federation of Nigeria for the various National teams job will be interviewed on Thursday. A coach and two assistants will be interviewed for the Senior and Junior National teams  each while Coaches will also be interviewed for  the six Geo Political zones. The interview of coaches holding at the media centre package A, ...

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Zenith Bank “Next Generation” Tennis Masters Debuts April 2 in Lagos

A junior tennis masters targeted at the next generation of players to take over from the likes of Mumuni Babalola and Clifford Enosorogbe who are dominating tennis at the senior level, will debut Tuesday April 2 at the National Stadium Tennis Centre, Lagos. The tournament which is being bankrolled by Zenith Bank under the auspices of the International Tennis Academy ...

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Serena Williams To Meet Osaka In Miami Open

Serena Williams will meet BNP Paribas Open champion Naomi Osaka in a blockbuster first-round match at the Miami Open, where Johanna Konta is the defending champion. The American eight-time champion wildcard entrant made her return to the WTA Tour at last week’s tournament in Indian Wells before a third-round exit to sister Venus, and will face the in-form Japanese player ...

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Federer Reaches 2018 Indian Wells Final

Men’s tennis world number one, Roger Federer survived a scare from unseeded Borna Coric to beat him 5-7 6-4 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, USA. Federer survived an ouster upset to set up a final showdown on Sunday with Juan Martin del Potro who cruised to a 6-2 6-3 win over Milos Raonic. The victory on ...

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Quadri Leads Table Tennis To Commonwealth Games

Highly-rated male table tennis player, Aruna Quadri is top of a list named by Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games  in Australia next month. Also listed by the NTTF are veteran player, Segun Toriola, as well as Jamiu Azeez, Portugal-based Bode Abiodun, who is Quadri’s teammate at Sporting,  and Italy-based Omotayo Olajide. ...

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