NTF To Organize Eight Tournaments In Three Months
The Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) has concluded plans to organize a minimum of eight tournaments between 28 October and 18 December, 2021.
This piece of information was made available to Nigeria Tennis Live by Engr. Ifedayo Akindoju, the newly re-elected President of the NTF.
Akindoju won the election to remain at the helm of affairs for Nigeria’s racquet sports for another term in a recently concluded election.
And when our correspondent reached out to ask if his new administration would be rolling out new events or plans, he shared the updated Calendar of activities with us.
In the document signed by the General Secretary of the Federation, Abulude Oladayo, Abuja will play host to most of the tournaments while Lagos, Kano and Edo (Benin) states will host the remaining tournaments.
October kickstarts the long thread of competitions with the Dala Hard Court event in Kano and this will be closely followed by the VEMP Open tournament which has been rescheduled too many times already.
In November, Wheelchair tennis players will be very busy also, as they will be competing in Lagos for the VEMP Open Championship Trophy before moving to Abuja for the PUMA Engineering ITF World Tour event.
Also in November, junior tennis players in Nigeria will have two weeks of ITF event to themselves in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, as they try to grow their ITF rankings with the year ending already.
Lagos will play host to the annual Rainoil Tennis Championship Open before Benin City, Edo State plays host to a closed SouthSouth Wheelchair tennis tournament believed to be the first of its kind in recent years.
The tennis season in Nigeria will officially come to a ‘wrap’ with the Abuja Tennis Cup, a closed event which will be held at the tennis wing of the National Stadium, Abuja.
Nigeria Tennis Live will keep monitoring these activities in the course of the three-month period and share updates with our followers and audience scattered across the globe.
Below is the document shared by the Nigeria Tennis Federation: