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Team Faces Slovakia, Argentina, Turkey, Australia, Bulgaria

Nigeria’s men table tennis team have been drawn in Group F against Slovakia, Argentina, Turkey, Australia and Bulgaria at the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden. The competition, which will hold from April 29 to May 6, comprises the championship top division, second division and third division. Nigeria are in the second division and would aim to ...

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Oshonaike: How To Revive Nigeria’s Table Tennis

Veteran female table tennis player, Funke Oshonaike has reeled out some factors she believes would enhance a rapid revival of the ping-pong sport in Nigeria, with emphasis on training on coaches and adequate corporate empowerment. The six-time Olympian canvassed support for Nigerian coaches to update their knowledge across all sports, and urged corporate bodies to identify with table tennis, considering ...

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Zenith Bank “Next Generation” Junior Tennis Masters Enters Semifinal Stage.

National 18 & under champion Michael Oshewa was Thursday eliminated from the Zenith Bank “Next Generation” Junior Tennis Masters when he threw away a 5-1 lead against hard hitting Philip Abayomi who rallied to win 9-7. It was a must-win match for Oshewa who was considered favourite to reach the finals as he, the national junior champion, had lost a ...

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Oshonaike Urges Support For Local Coaches

Six-time Olympian Olufunke Oshonaike has canvassed support for Nigerian coaches to update their knowledge across all sports. She also urged corporate bodies to identify with table tennis, considering the laurels the sport has won for Nigeria in major competitions across the globe. Also, the Oshonaike annual U-21 tournament is expected to serve off on Thursday, at the Lagos Country Club ...

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Two Nigerian Stars Bow Out Of Dayak Championship

Christian Paul and Emmanuel Audu failed in their quest to keep Nigeria’s flag flying at the ongoing Dayak Tennis Championship ITF Nigeria F2 Futures in Abuja as they were beaten in their first round matches on Tuesday. Paul, Nigeria’s highest ranked player by the ITF at 1443, could not stand the firepower of Swede number two seed, Markus Eriksson as ...

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Oshonaike U21 Table Tennis Event Holds April 26 To 28

Nigeria’s biggest female tennis player of the current dispensation, Funke Oshonaike has got good news that an under21 ping pong competition named in her honour will hold at Lagos Country Club, Ikeja from April 26 to 28. A statement by the organisers, Family United by Sports disclosed that many sponsors have signified their willingness to back the competition aimed at ...

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Roger Federer Just Smashed Yet Another Tennis Record

Roger Federer is a record-breaker. The 36-year-old has the most Grand Slam singles titles (20), the highest hard court match win percentage (87.6%), and was the world’s oldest number one when he was briefly top of the tennis tree earlier in the year. Many of Federer’s records are seen as “unbreakable”— but even in his twilight years, the Swiss continues ...

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Tombim Open Tennis Serves Off In Abuja

The main draw of the Tombim Abuja Open Nigeria Futures I Tennis Championship will serve off Monday at the National Tennis Center, Package B, Abuja Stadium. Tournament Director, Ikani Agabi assured that all logistics for a flawless three-week of high-class tennis has been provided. He added that aside Nigerian players, there are over 80 players representing 28 countries taking part ...

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Quadri advances to semifinal, confronts Moroccan teammate

Nigeria’s oyinlomo Quadri continued her eye-catching display at the ongoing ITF/CAT African Junior Championship 16 and Under in Tunis, Tunisia with a 6-1 6-2 win over Ramadan Hagar of Egypt on Thursday to advance to the semifinal. The 14-year-old Quadri is showing the kind of form that saw her recorded an unprecedented three-straight ITF Circuit wins in 2016 having upturned ...

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Serena Williams Gives Tennis Quit Notice

Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Key Biscayne, Fla.Serena Williams returns a shot against Naomi Osaka of Japan during Day 3 of the Miami Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 19, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida. This is the 23rd in an occasional series ...

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