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Tennis News of Monday, 16 July 2018

Source: Gabriel Amoakoh

Tennis: Ayaaba, Helena crowned National Under 14 champions

The future of Ghana Tennis looks promising after a top display of tennis was on show at the just ended National under 14 junior Tennis Championship at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Courts this weekend.

The National under 14 Championship was organized by Tennis Foundation Ghana (TFG) under the auspices of the GTF with support from Tenolf Sports.

Desmond Ayaaba of Baboo Sports Academy, Tema and Helena Hammond of Stadium tennis Club, Accra emerged as winners for the 3-day tourney.

Helena ousted Veronica Antwi 6-2 to win the girls category and in the Boys event, Desmond Ayaaba successfully won 6-3 over defeated Winneba based Lemeck Bagerbaseh.

Speaking after receiving her medal, Helena said, “I gave this match my best and I commend my opponent for putting up a great fight. I have learnt a lot from the Championship and I hope to continue my winning streak”.

Ghana Tennis Federation's (GTF) President, Isaac Aboagye Duah, expressed delight at the performance of Ayaaba and Helena stressing that, among others, this feat would further boost the Federation in its renewed commitment to developing Ghana tennis from the grassroots.

Duah urged the juvenile players to take the education serious as most of the kids are preparing to write exams this week.