Juvenile tennis players who participated in the Maiden edition of Mcdan Junior Open Tournament left spectators asking for more as they displayed amazing skills which drew loud cheers from the packed crowd.
The week long tournament brought together kids from Tarkwah Goldfield’s Tennis Club, LA Constance Tennis Club- Akrongpong, Winneba tennis club St, Francis Foundation- Ashaiman, Stadium Tennis Club, Sakumono Tennis Club, Baboo Sports Academy-Tema, Aviation Tennis Club, Army Officers Mess Tennis Club , Kaneshie Tennis Club, Atomic Tennis Club and Ghana Tennis Club Adabraka).
In the Boys 12 and Under Lameck Bagerbaseh from Winneba ousted his doubles partner in the National 12 under team Amos Asante from Ashaiman 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. It was all stadium affair in the Boys 14 and under as Bright Nortey defeated Ishmael Dowuona 7-6, 6-3. St, Francis Foundation’s Aaron Asante beat Gabriel Obimpeh of Baboosports Academy 6-2, 6-2.
In the ladies category, Tracy Ampah from Tarkwah overpower Baboosports’s Sekina Adams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Aleona Naa Ankrah from Winneba won 6-3, 6-0 over Lawrencia Mainoo of Ashaiman in the Girls 14 and under. Mariama Ibrahim added another title to her club winneba tennis club as she beats Naa Mckorley of Aviation tennis Club 6-0, 6-4 in the Girls 16 and under.
All winners in the three categories (Boys and girls) awarded ¢2,000 worth scholarship each, a gold medal, certificate, trophy and Twellium products, runners-up ¢1,500 worth scholarship, silver medal, certificates and products, while semi-finalists received ¢1,000 worth of scholarship, a bronze medal, certificates and products.
Head of Sales and Marketing, McDan Group Obodai Sai, who stood in for Mr. Daniel Mckorley pointed out that “We want to restore the sport’s fortunes hence this support. We started with the mainstream. It’s been good so far, and now for the kids. They have demonstrated that giving the push as we have done, many more talents would be raised and Ghana will be the eventual winner.”
The General Manager of Nationawide Mutual Health Insurance Anthony Sowah said, there were excited to provide health for the tournament. He added that his company (Nationawide Mutual Health insurance) is in for a long haul providing health insurance for Tennis and the country.
Over 150 participated in the Tournament and all took home a certificates