By Asuelimen Osasuyi
Dayo Akindoju, President, Nigeria Tennis Federation, NTF, has hinted that the ongoing 2022 Davnotch National Open championship will be an opportunity for the federation to discover new tennis talents for the country.
Akindoju during a press briefing to herald the second edition of the championship in Abuja that the aim was to discover, expose and nurture budding talents.
He said the competition which serves off at the ‘Package B’, National Tennis Centre of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium on Thursday last week in Abuja will run till May 14.
Akindoju assured that this year’s edition would witness improved organisation and quality of play in line with international best practices.
“I can assure you that this year’s edition will witness the best of technical and tactical exhibitions, thereby showcasing the improving standard of the tennis in Nigeria.
“We have put in place all necessary arrangement to ensure the players, officials and even spectators have a great competition,” he said.
Akindoju also said arrangement had been put in place to ensure gender parity in the distributing of prizes amongst winners in the various categories of the tourney.
He commended the sponsors of the competition: Davnotch Nigeria Limited for sustaining the sponsorship, stressing that tourney will help in the grassroots development of the sport.
The NTF boss called on other corporate organisations to show more support in terms of sponsorship for the development of tennis in the country.