By Ebenezer Osamo –
The 2nd edition of the NNPC/SNEPCo Junior Tennis Championship will serve off in Lagos from Monday, 29 September through Saturday, 4 October, 2014.
According to the International Tennis Academy, ITA, organisers of the Junior Tennis Circuit, the championship will feature boys and girls in the U-10, U-12, U-14 & U-16 categories at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.
ITA also informed of its preparations to ensure that the participants; players, coaches and parents are ‘disease-free’ following the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in some parts of the country.
Mr. Godwin Kienka, Director of the ITA, told eyeonthesports.com during the week that the tournament organisers have made adequate arrangements to cater for all participants and spectators.
“As a first step, all participants; players, coaches and parents, will need to show a negative Malaria and Typhoid fever test certificate from a reputable medical laboratory before being accepted to feature in the competition.
“We have never had any participant sick or injured in our tournaments since we started over 10 years ago, but we need to eliminate Malaria and Typhoid symptoms. This is not a good time to be sick in Nigeria”, he said.
Kienka also explained that, “We have, however, made very solid arrangements to ensure the safety and well being of all participants, and the entries have started coming in.
“This is one of the ways through which we have been developing raw skills over the years, and the result is there for everybody to see.
“This year, we are looking forward to a great tournament, where new stars would be discovered”.