The 2017 Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival has served off, with over 100 participants vying for honours at the event which would end on September 16.
According to section captain, Segun Aluko, the all-clay tournament, partly-sponsored by 9Mobile, would see members feature in the Men’s Singles A and B, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Veterans’ Doubles.
The junior players would go through four days of clinic before the tussle for supremacy.
“Presently, we have the highest number of talents in the U-12 category in Nigeria. Some of these junior players went for international tournaments ahead of this event and we are expecting an exciting and competitive tournament.
“At the senior level, interestingly, a few players have graduated from Group B and are looking forward to cause upsets in the Group A which is the elite class. The determination to excel can be seen in members that have steadied their training in recent weeks, all because of the tournament,” Aluko disclosed.
The club, he said, would leverage on the tourney to discover and nurture more junior players for Nigeria.
Last year, Matt Holmes defeated Kola Sofola to win the top prize.