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Tennis Foundation Ghana is a Not For Profit Organization based in Ghana.
We are registered with the Registrar Generals Department and the Ghana Revenue Authority (IRS).

We recognize that Youth and Sports Development are intertwined so we engage with other stakeholders in Youth and Sports Development.

Further, it is our aim to bridge the gap between the number of boys and girls playing tennis at the highest levels in Ghana.

We encourage future tennis stars to be equally engaged in Academics as well.

Therefore we aim to collaborate with educators to achieve our collective goals.

Some of our projects are :

  • The National Junior Tennis League
  • Tennis and English Language Camps
  • Summer Tennis Camps
  • ITF Junior Tour Events
  • Coaches Courses and Seminars
  • National Tennis Expo

Our Team

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Roger Crawford
President
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Roger Crawford is a Ghanaian American Investor, Philanthropist and Tennis Professional. He is currently the Leagues and Competition Manager for Lifetime Athletic Clubs at their West Harrison Location in New York. He spends his summers at Camp Wayne for Girls in Pennsylvania where he has been Director of Tennis since 2001. In the last couple of years, he was Head Womens Coach at both Yeshiva University and St. Josephs college in New York. He had his formative years in Accra where he fell in love with Tennis as a ballboy at Kalatec Club alongside Ghanaian Tennis Legend, Frank Ofori.

He was a member of the Greater Accra Regional Academicals Team under the late Coach Owuo.

Roger toured and played in Africa and Europe before moving to the US in 2000.He credits his career to his mentor and sponsor, Kobbie Owusu Afriyie.

Roger is a dad to Ruth, Hope, Courage and Wisdom Crawford.Ruth who represented Ghana at the African Junior Championships in Morocco(2009) is a Tennis Standout at The University Of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Hope and Courage are 2 times New York State High School Boys Doubles Champions.Roger’s vision is to have a Ghanaian in the top echelons of World Tennis soon.

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Sarah Hyman
Director – Tennis and English Camps
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Sara Hyman graduated from Syracuse University with a major in Hospitality Management in 2013. Immediately following graduation, she worked in multiple areas of the events industry. Most recently she worked at Pandora Media as a recruiting coordinator. She loves traveling and all types of music.  Her passion for working with children began during her high school internship experience.

She was given the opportunity to assist teaching fifth grade students at the local elementary school. This kick started her ambition to help children grow and learn, both academically and socially. She has been playing tennis since she was 9, and played on the varsity team throughout High School. She brings to this position youthful enthusiasm.

Sara plans to return to graduate school to get a masters in education.

 

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Kofi Atakora  Owusu – Afriyie
Executive Director
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Kofi has been a player of the game of tennis since the age of six (6) to fourteen (14) was coached by his father (Kobbie Owusu-Afriyie) who was then the coach and manager of Ghana’s top player Frank Ofori.

With a diploma in information technology from one of the private universities in Ghana and a great team player, he hopes to bring these to the fold.

Even though he (Kofi) seldom plays tennis currently, he’s an avid follower of the game and he’s looking forward to getting back on the court soon and start swinging the racket.

With this opportunity  to be a part of something life changing to the current and new players, he is very excited about the positive impact this will bring to the game in Ghana.

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Kobbie Owusu Afriyie Jnr
PR Director
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Kobbie Owusu Afriyie Jnr. is a creative professional with his background stemming from Graphic Design and Advertising. Born to a tennis enthusiastic family championed by his father,  Kobbie Owusu Afriyie Snr. who was the former manager and coach of former number one Ghana Tennis Star Frank Ofori and mentor of Roger Crawford.

He aims to support the foundation with his creative capacity to help steer Ghanaian tennis back to its former glory.

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Raphael Blebo
Director, Special Projects
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Raphael Blebo is a tennis enthusiast and administrator. He started playing tennis at the peak of the tennis boom in Ghana. He played on the Kalatec Junior Tennis Team under then Coach Roger Crawford. Ralph is a graduate of St. Augustines College.

His love for technology drove him to earn a Masters in IT Systems Management. A very analytical mind and peoples person, Ralph is happy to be part of the group to help bring Ghana Tennis back on top of the sport.

Ralph is a dad of 2 kids.

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Yakubu Lea-Abukari
Tennis Foundation Ghana

Yakubu Lea-Abukari is my name.I began my umpiring job in 1993 and the first match umpired was Milo Junior Championship.

I started the umpiring job first on a part-time basis, doing other businesses of mine; umpiring became my full time job in 1993 and my first international umpiring match was in  Ghana during the 1998 Davis Cup match between Ghana and Ireland I was the brain behind the National Ranking Tournament, which has been in existence since 2014, currently am the interim President of the Tennis Professionals of Ghana.

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  • U14s Championships
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    2018.06.22-2018.06.24

    U14s Championships

    Tennis Foundation Ghana and the Ghana Tennis Federation will be co-hosting a Boys and Girls 14 and Under National Open Tournament.

    Date: July 18-21, 2018
    Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

     

    All players will need a Ghana Tennis Federation Identification Number (GTFIN)

    For more information, contact ITF supervisor Abubakar Yakubu-Lea at ayakubulea@yahoo.com  or call +233 244 623 574

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