First quar­ter event­ful for ten­nis, says sec­re­tary

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Glo­ria Ek­wepu-Chin­wuko, Sec­re­tary, Nigeria Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion (NTF), yes­ter­day de­scribed the first quar­ter of this year as a suc­cess­ful pe­riod for the fed­er­a­tion.

Ek­wepu-Chin­wuko said in an in­ter­view in La­gos that the suc­cess could be at­trib­uted to the sup­port the fed­er­a­tion en­joyed from its var­i­ous spon­sors.

The sec­re­tary said that the qual­i­fiers for the 2014 Africa Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships (AJC) were also a suc­cess.

“Well, this quar­ter has been event­ful; we had our AJC qual­i­fiers in Abuja, where our ju­nior play­ers made us proud, which turned out to be yet an­other suc­cess.

“We just had the Cen­tral Bank of the Nigeria (CBN) ju­nior cham­pi­onships and hope to see the se­nior tour­na­ment some­time in the month of May.

“This year started on a good note and we in­tend to sus­tain this and even im­prove on the scope of the sport and we in­tend to keep it that way,” Ek­wepu-Chin­wuko said.

She said that the fed­er­a­tion would not rest on its oars in its bid to at­tract more spon­sors for its ac­tiv­i­ties.

“We still need more spon­sors to or­gan­ise more com­pe­ti­tions and it is also im­por­tant that we en­cour­age these chil­dren in ten­nis,” Ek­wepu-Chin­wuko added. ( NAN)

Sani Ndanusa, NTF Pres­i­dent

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