It will be fireworks at the country’s tennis courts at the Accra Sports Stadium where the week-long McDan ITF World Tour championship kick kicks off today.
Top ranked players from 30 countries have arrived to battle and are part of the US$15,000 prize package.
According to the organisers of the prestigious event, McDan Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) has revealed that the qualifiers will precede the main tournament expected to championship expected to start tomorrow.
From a humble start as McDan Open at the same venue some five years ago, the annual event expanded to sub-regional level and now has reached the world stage.
To the visionary of the competition, Dr Daniel McKorley, chairman of the McDan Group, securing the ITF status was a dream come true.
Since the inception of the competition, it has witnessed improvement in every aspect as it progressed, with this year’s event handing the overall winner an attractive cash prize.
Dr McKorley said ahead of the tournament “It has been the dream of McDan to push tennis to where it deserves; and the hosting of this event was a testament of what we have put in by way of investment over the years.
“We will continue to support the sport, and until it places Ghana on the world map, we won’t stop.
“l wish all the competing players well, but particularly my compatriots. l trust they will utilize the ITF platform to their advantage. I am expecting a top class event because we have put in much in terms of preparation. “
It has received support from companies as Twellium Industries Limited, Hollard Insurance, Interplast Ghana Limited, Palace Home Decor and Fox Cooling.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER