The 1st edition of tennis development camp ended yesterday, Louise Nyaba, Kenneth Adjokates, from St, Francis Tennis Foundation Ashaiman and Felix Hammond won titles in the boys 12, 14 and 16 categories and in the girls division, Venessah akuaku and Priscilla Dosoo from St, Francis Tennis Foundation Ashaiman and Winneba’s Patricia Nyarko won titles for and girls the 12, 14 and 16.
90 junior players, both boys and girls participated in the championship, which was held at Winneba Sports College, December 21 – 22.
The camp ended with competition which featured boys and girls U-12, 14 and 16 categories across the country, Venessah Akuaku of St, Francis Tennis Foundation featured in the girls under 12 finals beating Magerate Donkor while Patricia Nyarko of Winneba Sports College won girls under 14 title defeating Naa Amanua of Winneba Sports College. The girl under 16 titles was won by Priscilla Dosoo.
In the Boys categories: Kenneth Adjokatse from St, Francis Tennis Foundation won the boys under 12 after beating Michael Dosoo also of St, Francis Tennis Foundation 7-3, 4-7, 7-1. Louise Nyaba added another title to St, Francis Tennis Foundation in the boys 14 after ousting Sekyei Stephen Aseidu, Felix Hammond of Stadium tennis Club wrap it up with a 6-2 win over Reginald Okai of Stadium tennis Club.
Players who won at the 1st edition of the junior tennis development camp Louise Nyaba, Kenneth Adjokates, Patricia Nyarko, Venessah akuaku and Priscilla Dosoo and Felix Hammond will represent Ghana in the African Junior Championship qualify, in Abuja scheduled in January.
The competition, as always was essentially targeted at exposing the raw talents into quality players that could in future become top stars.
The grand finale of the 2 day championship was attended by many dignitaries including Winneba Sports College Director-General Erasmus D.K. Adorkor , ITF level 2 Instructor Noah Bagerbaseh , ITF level 2 high performance Coaches Ayi Dartey and Henry Quansah, ITF Referee Yakubu Lea-Abubakir, Coach Nana Adjei of Constant Tennis Academy in Akropong –Akwapem, Coach Ernest Amoakoh of Obuasi Tennis Club, Coach Philip Plange of Kaneshie Tennis Club, Coach Francis Manu of St Francis Tennis Foundation, Micheal Acheampong of Cape Coast Tennis Club and Coach Louise Hammond, Coach Philip Gbedife, Charles Abugubilla all of Winneba Sports College.
Story: Gabriel Amoakoh
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