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, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, 16 & Under and 18 & Under.
A statement from the International Tennis Academy, organisers of the tournament said because of the heavy tournament and logistics most of the preliminary matches will take place at the National Stadium Surulere tennis centre while the grand finale will take place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.
“We have close to 150 entries already and we are expecting more by deadline day Tuesday.” the statement said.
Adding, “We are excited about the junior circuit program because we can see that the structure which has established a succession plan is working. The boys from the circuit like Sylvester Emmanuel, Moses Michael, Joseph Imeh, Christian Paul have finally taken over tennis at the senior level while girls like Angel Mcleod, Oyin Quadri and Marylove Edwards are ready to take over from the seniors in no distant feature.”