Tennis: McDan youth camp underway

Officials and the selected kids for the campThe Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) has selected 12 junior players and four coaches for a week’s camping at the National Sports College (NSC) at Winneba in the Central Region.

The players include Amos Asante, Michael Dosoo, Ken Adjokatse, Aaron Asante and Louis Nyaaba from Ashiaman;  Lameck Bukari, Richard Nyarko and Raphael Ankrah from Winneba; Yakubu Lea and Michael Adjei from the Atomic Tennis Club; Stephen Sakyi from Kalatec and Aaron Armaah from the Stadium Club.

The four coaches selected to guide the kids on the weeklong vacation camp include Noah Bagerbaseh, Yahaya Macauley, Bernard Ashitey Armaah and Francis Mainoo.

This was made possible through the sponsorship of the McDan Group of Companies that share in the vision of “catch them young” of the present GTF led by Isaac Aboagye Duah.

An elated Dr. Daniel MacKorley, Chief Executive Officer of the McDan Group said his vision was to help see a renaissance of Ghana tennis with special focus on youth development and playing triangular games with neighbouring countries Togo and Benin annually.

The President of GTF, Isaac Aboagye Duah, indicated that the exercise falls in line with his vision outlined at his swearing in. Henceforth, the GTF, he said, intends making the camp a regular programme on the GTF calendar.

He said the innovative girls camp that commenced last year will also be regularised.

Ismaila Lamptey of Babolat Sports Academy, who has consistently supported tennis in Ghana, is providing all the balls and strings needed for the camp.

A tennis enthusiast, Mr. Charles Addo-Quaye of Lonestar Gas who was impressed with the vision of the new board made a cash donation to support the programme.

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