About 22 Nigerian coaches will be jostling for the ten certificates to be presented by the Spanish instructors after their training sessions in Lagos on Saturday morning, Nigerian Tennis Live sources have revealed.
Our correspondent had reported on Friday, that 12 coaches had been registered for the training which was anchored by Pere Riba and Eduardo Lopez, but before the end of the classroom sessions, the number had almost doubled to about 22.
Reports now have it that the trainers have promised to give out certificates to only ten out of the 22 participants after the session as the competition gets stiffer.
Already, they coaches commenced practical sessions with some of the kids at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Friday afternoon and evening. And this is expected to end on Saturday morning after which the best coaches would be selected for the award.
Nigerian Tennis Live reported earlier, that this training was facilitated by the Nigeria Tennis Federation and that the president of the tennis ruling body in Nigeria, Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju, had promised to have a larger training session in Abuja before the end of the year.
Below are some photos from the training on Friday:
|The Spanish instructors showing the players and the coaches what to do.|
|You hold the racket this way, look up and hit the ball.|
|This player looks exhausted from the fitness training by the Spanish instructor.|
|Michael Osewa, Oyinlomo Quadri, Venus Ubiebi and another player after their participation in the training sessions on Friday evening.|