NPA/Dala National Tourneys Get Dates


By Ebenezer Osamo/ Kaduna –

Nigerian tennis players will have their hands full with tournaments before the year ends, can authoritatively report.
According to organisers of the Dala Hard Court tournament and a newly introduced Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA- sponsored Championship, the events would hold in the coming weeks.
Aarinola Isa, one of the national umpires told our correspondent in Kaduna that the NPA National tournament will hold in Abuja immediately after the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship.
She informed that the tournament will hold from Sunday, 23 November- Saturday, 29 November inside the Package B Arena of the National Stadium in Abuja.
“The date for the tournament has been confirmed on our itinerary of activities for rest of the year and I’m sure of the date.
It is a good development for our tennis, and we hope that our players will get better for it”, she stated.
Our correspondent also gathered from the Secretary of the Kano State Tennis Association, Alhaji Datti, that the Dala Hard Court Tourney will hold from Thursday, 4 December- Saturday, 13 December.
He noted that, “the arrival date is Thursday, 4 December, while the qualifiers for the preliminary stage will commence on Friday, 5 December”.
The Nigerian players, who have been idle for greater part of the year, will be moving from Lagos (after the Governor’s Cup) to Abuja and then to Kano, in a new twist of fate to end 2014 on a cheering note.

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