The ongoing Ghana Tennis Federation (GFT) Girl’s Tennis Development Training Camp has received a major boost as IPMC has presented a cheque of Gh¢10, 000 to the outfit in Accra.
The gesture according to the General Manager, Operations at IPMC, Sanam Hari, is to ensure that much attention is given to tennis in the country.
He stated that, the outfit is poised to making an impact in society and sponsoring tennis would go along way to achieve their objectives.
He stressed that, there are great tennis talents in the country and champions could emerge if it is combined with hard work.
Accepting the cheque, President of the GTF, Justice Ernest Yao Obimpeh, said the first of its kind gesture would go a long way to help train the girls to excel in the sport.
“We would ensure that we put the amount to good use as we are excited to receive such gesture and hope more would come in future,” he stated.
The training he said, would be organized once every year and hope it would receive more corporate sponsorships in the subsequent events.
The five-day programme which began on Monday has over 50 girls from across the regions receiving training from seasoned coaches and other personalities.
According to the General Secretary of the GTF, Philipina Frimpong, the training would not only focus on tennis but the girls would have the opportunity to receive education in other fields of endeavor.
“We would have high achieving women in society to educate the girls on first aid, menstrual hygiene, teenage pregnancy, reproductive health and fire prevention to mention a few,” she stressed.
She added that, they wish to at the end, impact great knowledge by successful women in society in the girls and motivate them to achieve laurels.
She therefore urged other corporate entities to come on board and assist the federation to ensure a very bright future for tennis in the country.
By Michael D. Abayateye