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Zenith Bank Tennis Grand Slam starts today at Ikoyi Club


The annual Zenith Bank Tennis Grand Slam tournament kicks off today at the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938, promising thrilling matches and fierce competition. With over 90 tennis players expected to participate in the 9th edition of the tournament, excitement is running high among players and spectators alike.

The tournament features various categories, including Men’s singles divided into Group A and Group B, Women’s singles, Veterans singles, and Men’s and Women’s Team events. Defending Champion Rume Dubre will headline the Men’s Group A, while Azubuike Okonkwo, the Club’s captain, will lead the charge in Group B. Notable players such as Destiny Da Silva, Olanrenwaju Odiahi, and former football international Jonathan Akpoborie are set to showcase their skills on the court.

In the Women’s singles category, players like Nora Azubuike, Maryann Chukwueke, and Lady Captain Oluwawemimo Ogunsanya are expected to vie for top honors. Meanwhile, the Veterans Singles category will feature seasoned players like Godwin Kienka and Edet Akpaso.

Zenith Bank’s Group Managing Director, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, expressed pride in the partnership with Ikoyi Club for the tournament, highlighting the bank’s commitment to supporting sports development.

Tennis section Chairman, Diran Famakinwa, affirmed that all arrangements have been finalized for the competition, emphasizing its significance as the club’s premier tennis event each year. He expressed optimism for another successful collaboration with Zenith Bank, aiming for continuous improvement in the tournament’s quality.

Lady Captain Ogunsanya reassured participants and fans that all technical preparations had been completed to ensure a seamless and enjoyable tournament experience.

The tournament, scheduled to run until May 25th, promises exhilarating matches as players battle it out on the tennis courts of Ikoyi Club 1938. As the competition unfolds, tennis enthusiasts can expect thrilling rallies and remarkable displays of skill from some of Nigeria’s finest tennis talents.

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