The Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) has selected 12 junior players and four coaches for camping at the Winneba Sports College.
Dr. Daniel Mckorley (Mcdan Group of Companies), Ismaila Lamptey (Ismaila Tennis & Sports Shop) and Charles Addo-Quaye (Lonestar Gas ) are the sponsors for the camping, who share in the vision of the “catch them young” blueprint.
Isaac Aboagye Duah, the GTF president, indicated that this is the dawn of his vision, as he stated during his swearing in.
He promised the camping would be a regular programme whenever the juniors go on vacation.
Also, Duah added, the innovative girls camp that commenced last year will be regularized.
“We want our players to be adequately prepared for international tournament,” he stressed, continuing, “especially our continent-based ones such as the Africa junior championship which comes off in January 2017.”
The players include Amos Asante (Ashiaman), Michael Dosoo, Ken Adjokatse, Louis Nyaaba and Aaron Asante, all of Ashiaman.
Others are Aaron Armaah (Stadium), Lameck Bukari, Richard Nyarko and Raphael Ankrah, all of Winneba.
The rest are Stephen Sarkyi (Kalatec), Yakubu Lea and Michael Adjei, both of Atomic.
Noah Bagerbaseh, Yahaya Maculey, Bernard Ashitey Armaah and Francis Mainoo make up the list of coaches selected to handle the camping.
Dr Daniel Mckorley, proprietor of the McDan Group of Companies, said his vision is to embark on a mission to help see a renaissance of Ghana tennis, with special focus on youth development.
“Playing triangular games with our neighbouring countries Togo and Benin, annually, should be one of GTF’s targets,” he directed.
Lone Star Gas boss, Charles Addo-Quaye, also affirmed his readiness to support the youth development after been impressed with the level of play of the U-12 boys during the club league, last week.
“Ghana tennis has a bright future,” he declared.
Ismaila Lamptey of Babolat Sports Academy, who has consistently supported tennis in Ghana, provided all the balls and strings needed for this camp.
EDITED FROM: tennisgh.com