It promises to be a festival of tennis at the Lagos Country Club, which will hold the 2019 Zenith Bank Tennis Championships, beginning from today.
According to the section chairman, Seyi Adewunmi, the tournament, which will feature as many as over 80 participants, is expected keep the club buzzing for the next two weeks.
Adewunmi expressed gratitude to Zenith Bank for sponsoring the championship, stressing that the institution is helping people to get longer life through their sponsorship.
Club captain, Kola Ashiru disclosed that five events would be competed for in the competition. They include the Men’s Singles (A and B), Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Veteran’s Doubles.
He added that over 70 players have already registered for the tournament, which will also feature a multiple of junior events aimed at developing budding talents in the club.
Speaking on the competition, Zenith Bank Assistant General Manager for Retail Banking, Lanre Oladimeji said the bank had been at the forefront of supporting sporting activities at all fronts in Nigeria and was delighted to be staging a tournament at the Lagos Country Club.
“From the grassroots up to the elite class, we owe the commitment of supporting and sponsoring sports dearly to our hearts and for this tournament; we will continue to give support as the need arises. We have been sponsoring sports for so many years and that tradition will continue for a very long time,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the players, Jide Adefeso pledged that all participants would imbibe high spirits of sportsmanship, adding that the sponsors would get full value for their money.