Eko U-15 Boys Tennis Tourney Serves Off At Rowe Park

The Lagos State government through the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye on Tuesday unveiled plans by the state government to discover more talents amongst the youth of the state.

Speaking at the Opening ceremony of the Inaugural Lagos U-15 Secondary School Tennis Championship, the SSA Anthony Adeyinka Adeboye said: “We intend to organize several competitions across ten different sports, designed towards discovering new talented sports men and women for the State in particular and the country in general”.

“Our plan is to create an avenue for all young sports people in Lagos to display what they are capable of sport wise. Today we start with tennis and by the end of the year we would have touched on at least ten sports”.

“We thank Winners Golden Bet for their support which has gone a long way towards actualising this event and we would like to seize this opportunity to call on corporate Nigeria and well meaning individuals to come and partner with us, as we continue to use sports as a tool for youth development, job creation and social re-engineering”, Adeboye stated.

Also Speaking at the opening ceremony was the DG of Lagos State Sports Commission Mr. Ayo Agbesanwa, who commended the media for their support for all Lagos State Sports projects. He affirmed the support of the Lagos state Sports Commission for this lofty project.

Agbesanwa also revealed that the Lagos Marathon was already yielding results as the fastest Nigerian male and female were about to get sponsors who are interested in helping them advance in their careers. 

The U-15 tennis boys tournament is organized with technical support provided by the Lagos State Lawn Tennis Association, the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State School Sports Federation.

Close to 200 students from public and private schools have registered to participate in the tournament, which served-off on Tuesday, while the finals will be played at the centre court of the National Stadium Tennis Centre In Surulere, Lagos at 3pm on Saturday 27 February, 2016.

The Organisers have promised to make it an annual event with the Girls joining from the next edition.

The winners will be given trophies and training materials and they will also be drafted into the Lagos U-16 tennis team under the auspices of the Lagos State Sports Commission. 

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