Tennis writers have been advised to hone their skills in the reportage of the racquet game.
This was the conclusion of a workshop organized by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship for journalists and media partners of the annual ITF Tennis Futures.
|Journalists and tennis enthusiasts at the workshop held on Monday, 13 August, 2018 inside the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos. Photo: PM EXPRESS|
The grassroots enthusiast also encouraged journalists to ensure they adopt a positive approach to their reportage, as this will in turn motivate the players to give their best when they read such reports.
Dr. Niran Adetunji, one of the tennis enthusiasts who were around at the workshop, expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the event, noting that it would further propel Tennis reportage in the country.
“I have been reading your tennis reports for over 18 years,” he said “and I have not been impressed by anyone because of how you write it,” he added.
“I am really glad that we have this kind of forum where we can rub minds on how to report tennis and the terminologies to be used,” Dr. Adetunji enthused.
Asides teaching the journalists the historical background of tennis, scoring, rules and other guidelines in tennis reporting were discussed during the two-hour parley in Lagos.
Some other facilitators at the workshop include captain of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Mr. Adetola Osimosu, respected junior tennis coach, Abel Ubiebi and Peter Osagie.