Herman Abban, known to many in Ghanaian tennis circles as ‘Cool’ was ranked14th on the Ghana Tennis Federation Ranking table in February 2014, the last ranking tournament he participate. Herman comes from tennis background having seveal relations with rich playing and coaching careers, among them are Ebenezer Abban, Isaac Donkor, Alex Donkor and Simon Donkor. Herman’s unique on-court antics made his absense from the tennis scene in Ghana noticeable.
Herman is currently studying for his 1st degree majoring in Criminal Justice at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI ) in Untied States on scholarship and before anyone says … there goes another tennis talent … He is still playing tennis and has infact discharged himself creditably even as a 1st year school athlete. Its been all training, tennis and studies for Cool.
In the past year
Herman won the Roswell Open in his median participation earning the 33rd position in the USTA Southeast ranking. In both the men’s singles and doubles
juniors ranking of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in US, Herman is positioned 18th in the singles and 21st in the doubles Respectively.
In October 2014, Herman took part in the Saints Solid on Day One of NMMI Invite in University of Southwest and was knockout in the semis by Ronzai Suarombe (Ranked 870 by ATP) 7-6, (18-16), 6-3. Representing his school, Herman played against ATP ranked players iradukunda, Ismael mzai , Harry Busby and Anru fourie
For his hard work in the year 2014, Herman won the NMMI Men’s Tennis Athlete of the year at the NMMI Athletic Awards Banquet. He is one of the few active Ghana players on raising the flag of Ghana high.
He revealed to tennisgh.com that “training here (NMMI) is better because availability of facilities like courts, balls, strings, swimming, gym and good trainers/coaches and the entire faculty”. He is confident that the exposure would sharpen my skills to enhance my performance in the future.
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