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McDan honors  his Pledge to Junior Tennis Players McDan honors  his Pledge to Junior Tennis Players
McDan Group chairman, Dr Daniel McKorley has honored his pledge to juvenile tennis players who excelled in the just-ended  McDan Juniors Open Tennis championship.... McDan honors  his Pledge to Junior Tennis Players

McDan Group chairman, Dr Daniel McKorley has honored his pledge to juvenile tennis players who excelled in the just-ended  McDan Juniors Open Tennis championship.

Mr. Daniel McKorley together with his spouse, Mrs Abigail McKorley together with officials from the Canadian Embassy yesterday presented the cheques to the outstanding players and their parents at his East Legon office.

The six winners in the three age categories-U-12, 14 and U-16 (Boys and girls) each received ¢2,000 scholarship worth, runners-up (six) took home ¢1,500, while the semi-finalists, numbering seven received ¢1,000 worth of scholarship each.

The McDan boss indicated that plans are in place to ensure tennis in the country is developed “We will be selecting 20, pay their fees to the highest level of their education, camp them at Winneba and would be coached by Noah Bagerbaseh.

“Later, we will fly them out to the ITF Centre in Morocco for two years and depending on how they will fare, we will take them to the States (US).

He charged the players to be serious with training, respect their coaches and the sky will be their limit.

“We are not stopping now, we want to see results. I have confidence in the kids; give McDan two or three years and you will see the kids playing Junior Grand Slams. It is a promise I am giving to the nation.”

The President of Ghana Tennis Federation Isaac Aboagye Duah (Abe) commended McDan for his unflinching support for tennis in the country.

Meanwhile, the presentation ceremony saw Dr McKorley presenting $1,000 cash each to coaches Francis Asare Mainoo (Ashaiman) and Noah Bagerbaseh for their selfless efforts in the development of the young talents.

Gabriel Amoakoh