All Africa Games (AAG)
George Darko and Wisdom Na – Adjrago won the 12th edition of the All Africa Games (AAG) doubles Championship in Brazzaville Congo for the first time and was the highest point for Ghana tennis.
ITF Pro Circuit
ATP ranked players George Darko and Pascal Alome Ziyab lost their ATP World Ranking Point after duo George Darko and Pascal Alome were not able to defend ATP World Ranking in the just ended ITF F3 and F4 Futures in Abuja. (This is how the ranking points are to be defended. The current results of the player are compared to the points gained on the equivalent week of the previous year and are adjusted in a corresponding way).
Ghana’s Davis Cup Team (George Darko, Wisdon Na-Adjrago, Jeff Bagerbaseh, Pascal Ziyab Alome ) will remain in the Euro/Africa Group III for 2016, After losing to Namibia, Algeria and Egypt but team mange to secure the 7th spot beating Libya 2-0.
George Darko had the best year of his career winning 3 National ranking titles in a row (2015: 1st, 2nd and 3rd) and 4 Open Championship ( Mcdan Open, Donkor Education Charity Open Championship and Accra Senior Open). Darko’s closet rival Wisdom Na – Adjrago also won 4th and 6th National ranking titles.
In the women’s Francisca Nyarko ended the year at No 1 spot in the women’s National ranking, won 3 National ranking titles (2015: 1st, 3rd and 4th ) and 2 Open Championship ( Mcdan Open, and Donkor Education Charity Open Championship). Francisca’s closet rival Kate Coleman won the 2015, 2nd National ranking title.
At the juniors’ level Ghana performed well, with Reginald Okantey qualifying for African Junior Tennis Championships in Morocco. Other young players who have performed very well in their various age categories: boys under 14 Champion Louise Nyaba won ( Homowo Junior Open, Champion bowl Championship and Junior Tennis Development Championship), girls Patricia Nyarko under 14 champion has won (Junior Tennis Development Championship, Champion bowl Championship, girls Camp Tournament) and girls Pricilla Dosoo under 16 has won (Champion bowl Championship and Junior Tennis Development Championship and girls Camp Tournament)
Two players that stood out in the National ranking tour were Emmanuel Plange and Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo. Plange is fast becoming a player who produces his best on the biggest stages, just as impressive, Plange has made name for himself, and the 17-year-old used his weapons to secure her first National ranking title, beating Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo. Kwabena Ofosu Bamfo two times National ranking (5th and 6th) finalist. Ofosu Bamfo defeated his senior brother George Darko in doing so ending a 4-match losing streak against his him.
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