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SEALED! ITF Confirms Another Two Weeks Of J30, J60 In Abuja

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed another two weeks of World Tennis Tour Juniors in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital.

Nigeria had over the weekend, concluded a two-week J30 Abuja event in the country’s federal capital, and information has it that another two weeks has been sanctioned by the world tennis governing body.

Nigeria Tennis Live has now gathered that the ITF may have approved another two-week event for Nigeria following the impeccable organization of the J30 Abuja as well as other previously hosted event.

A source who is close to the information about the approval, told our correspondent that “ideally, the NTF would have had to do a consistent reminder to get the approval for the J30 and J60 events, but that didn’t quite happen.

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“The ITF just approved the two weeks without any follow-up or lobbying. That’s possibly because of how well-organized the competition was, and that’s a plus for the NTF”.

According to the update on the ITF website, Nigeria will host the J30 Abuja event from 3-9 June, 2024, while the J60 Abuja event will hold from 10-16 June, 2024.

Recall that Nigeria is also bidding to host the 2024 Davis Cup Africa Group III Qualification rounds scheduled for some time in June, and chances are high that Nigeria will win the hosting rights for the event.

Seun Ogunsakin and Ohunene Yakubu won the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles event for the first leg. And while Ogunsakin was able to retain his title in the second leg, Yakubu lost to Khadijat Mohammed.

The ITF-sanctioned J30 and J60 events will afford more Nigerian players the opportunity to pick valuable points to boost their world ratings and also open doors for them to play bigger tournaments.


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