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Nigeria Rules ITF West/Central Africa

Nigeria emerged overall winners of the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 and Under Circuits which ended in Lome, Togo at the weekend. Nigeria topped with four gold and one silver medals to edge Korea to second spot with four gold medals. Egypt and France placed joint third with one gold and one silver each while USA and Cote d’Ivoire bagged …

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Civil Defence Target NCC Conquest

Civil Defence are chasing a better end to their glorious run to last year’s final of the National Communications Comission (NCC) Tennis League and set their ambitions on track with a stunning start to this year’s competition. The 2015 runners-up in the maiden edition of the NCC Tennis League started this year’s edition on a winning note by beating Team …

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Eighteen Titles At Stake In NTTF National Championships

Hundreds of players across the country are expected to battle for 18 titles at the maiden Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) national championships scheduled for November. Also, table tennis action will return to the Indoor Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos as the venue will host the six-day championship expected to throw up talents for the country. Senior, junior, …

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Sponsors Demand Improved Nigerian Tennis At NNPC/Chevron Clinic

The sponsors of the annual NNPC/Chevron Tennis Clinic have asked the participants to use what they learnt at this year’s event to build a career and also raise the standard of the game in Nigeria. The General Manager, Government and Public Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Deji Haastrup, who spoke at the end of the three-week event held at the …

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Tombim Defeat Team Offikwu

–Emmanuel Beats Moses To Salvage Point Team Tombim cruised past Kaduna-based Team Offikwu in their first round robin encounter winning two out of three matches on Sunday to wrap up the Tie 6-1. The Abuja-based Team Tombim had on Saturday taken an insurmountable 4-0 lead and went up 5-0 when Edwards Christopher beat Emmanuel Idoko in the first reverse singles …

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Ubale Sings Barakat’s Praise

-After Conquest Of ITF Zonal Junior Circuit Fast-growing Nigerian tennis prodigy, Barakat Oyinlomo Quadri has won words of praise from Nigeria’s national junior coach, Mohammed Ubale, following her stunning conquest of the regional ITF circuit at the weekend. Ubale is full of lofty words for Barakat, in the wake of her triumph on Sunday at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa …

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Barakat Wins ITF Junior Title

Emergent female tennis protégé, Barakat Quadri, on Sunday, recorded one of the most fairy-tale successes in ITF junior tennis by winning the girl’s singles title at the 2016 ITF West/Central Africa 18 & Under Tennis Circuit in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Quadri defeated Carmine Becoude, the third seed from Benin 6-0, 6-2 to emerge the new queen of junior tennis in …

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Toriola Congratulates Quadri

-Over ITTF Top-25 World Rating -Veteran Blasts Sports Councils Veteran table tennis star, Segun Toriola has congratulated fast-rising compatriot, Aruna Quadri for being highly rated by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) among the top 25 players in the world. While hailing Quadri, though, Toriola berated sports councils in various states across the country for not doing enough to discover hidden …

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Dalung to Serve-off NCC Tennis League Opener

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung will serve-off the opening Tie of the 2016 NCC Tennis League on Saturday, September 10 at the Abuja National Stadium Tennis Centre. The ceremony which is scheduled for 10 am prompt will precede the seven-match cracker between defending champions Team Tombim and debutants Team Offikwu from Kaduna. The highpoint of the Tie will …

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Lagos Country Club Hosts Tennis Event

Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival on Tuesday started its maiden tennis competition, with over 100 participants jostling for honours in what promises to be three weeks of festivities, ending on September 25. According to Segun Aluko, Captain of the Tennis Section, eight categories will be competed for at the tournament which is sponsored by Etisalat. The categories are Men’s Singles …

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