As part of its commitment to revive the game of tennis in Nigeria, the leading oil companies in the country, NNPC and Chevron, organised a three-week tennis clinic at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Ikoyi, tagged: “NNPC/CHEVRON Tennis Clinic” and anchored by Chris Enahoro, former Nigerian International.
One hundred kids participated in this year’s Tennis Clinic, with high intensive training by veterans and experienced trainers to ensure that the best are gotten out from them.
The final of the event took place last Saturday, October 18th 2014 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Ikoyi. The likes of Osewa Michael, Ayoola Michael and Bulus Christopher emerged as the best male junior tennis players, while young, intelligent and dynamic Oyinlomo Quadre won the best female player in the junior category.
In his speech, Deji Haastrup, general manager, policy, government and public affairs Chevron Nigeria Limited, at the closing ceremony of the 15th edition of the NNPC/Chevron Tennis Clinic held at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Ikoyi, on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
The annual Tennis Clinic is in partnership with the Lagos Tennis Club and Federal Ministry of Sports, which have contributed in ensuring the objectives of the Tennis Clinic, and Masters’ Championships are met.
“We thank the Lagos Lawn Tennis and Federal Ministry of Sports for their support over the years, which no doubt, has significantly contributed in ensuring the objectives of our Tennis Clinic and Masters Champions are met. We appreciate and cherish the partnership we have with them as well with our tennis Programme Consultant, Chris Enahoro.
“In partnership with you, we have added significant value to capacity building in Tennis game. Part of this commitment is the NNPC/CHEVRON Tennis Programme, through which the company is contributing to the revival of tennis in the country.”
He also added that some of the graduates of the Tennis Clinic have been representing the Nigeria and West Africa at the international junior levels and recording success in the tournaments.
“I am happy to say that part of the objectives of the programme is realised as some graduates of the Tennis Clinic have been representing Nigeria and indeed, West Africa in international junior circuits. Some of the older players from the programme have been competing and recording moderate success in senior tennis tournaments. We are optimistic that with more exposure they will get even better.”
The final for the 2014 NNPC/Chevron Master’s Tennis Championship comes on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at the Lagos Tennis Club, Onikan, Ikoyi.