The 14th edition of the annual Accra Senior Open Tennis Championship held under the auspices of the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) has been scheduled for Thursday, November 24 to Saturday, December 3, 2016, organisers have announced.
As usual, the Accra Lawn Tennis Club (ALTC) at Ridge will host the 10-day tournament that assembles some of the finest veterans.
They will compete in five major events including the Men’s Singles event for players in the age range from 35 to 70; Men’s Doubles for players from 45 years to 65 and above; Mixed Doubles for 35 years plus players and Ladies Singles and Doubles for 35 years plus players.
Peter Annan, a member of the GTF and organiser of the event told the Times Sports over the weekend that matches would be played from 4pm to 8pm daily and 9am to 6pm on weekends.
This year’s event will see the likes of Dr. Patrick Bankah, Lawrence Lartey, Brain Benneh, Mike Hagan, Dr. Holdbrook-Smith, Enock Amartey and George Mills in attendance.
Others expected to make an appearance include Charles Sagoe, Kofi Boakye, Bob Koomson, Henry Nortey, Joseph Doe-Adjani, Dr. Maxwell Adjei, Dr. Kofi Boakye, David Carrreras, Kobby Brew, Joe Badimo, Fred Adjiri, Abeiku Bentsi, Saban Annang, Seth Mingle and Eugene Afram.
The likes of Kate Coleman, Nina Michellete, Faustina Tagoe, Frana Awuni, Zenabu Akoto, Dorcas Sowah, Beatrice Obeng, Bridgette Dzogbenuku and Mrs. Tandoh will also chase honours in the female category.
Mr. Annan who doubles as Tournament Co-ordinator, said this year’s edition will attract registration fees of Gh¢20 and Gh¢30 for singles and doubles events respectively.
A special tourney for boys and girls aged 16 and under will play in the side attraction that will also attract a registration fee of Gh¢10.
It will be supported by Japan Motors, All Afra Electrical, Voltic Mineral Water, GOIL, Atlantic Group, CDH, Akai House Clinic, Bank of Africa, Sickens, VRA, Accra City Hotel, Somotex, Juvita, SIC Life, Golden Tulip and UT Bank.
By Times Sports Reporter