Quadri, Serena, Holmes For 3rd MP Tiger Tennis

Oyinlomo Quadri, Serena Teluwo, Reya Holmes and Oiza Yakubu will lead the roll call of national junior players as the 3rd MP Tiger Tennis Championship holds from February 26 to March 3 at the National Stadium, Lagos. The tournament which, among others, is serving as warm up for Nigerian players for the West and Central…

Rennae Stubbs and Andre Sa Appointed ITF Player Relations Consultants

The ITF today announced the appointments of Rennae Stubbs of Australia and Andre Sa of Brazil as ITF player relations consultants. Their role, as part of a new Player Relations department in the ITF, will be to strengthen the ITF’s ties with players, coaches, agents, the tours and tournament organisers. Stubbs and Sa are both…

ITTF Expands Partnership with GoDaddy

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is excited to announce an expansion of its sponsorship agreement with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. GoDaddy branding will be featured at sponsored events for a total of twelve ITTF events in 2018, in locations around the world. The partnership renewal comes on…

Nigeria Tennis Federation Promises Better Days Ahead For Wheelchair Tennis

Nigeria Tennis Federation President, Mr. Dayo Akindoju has assured the growth of the game in Nigeria. In the wake of outburst by a player that he turned his back on wheelchair tennis, following Nigeria’s inability to attend the ongoing African qualifiers in Kenya, Akindoju said there was no iota of truth in that stressing that…

ITF Lists Dates For Nigeria Futures 1-3

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has released the dates for the Futures 1-3 which will hold in Abuja from April 16 to May 6. The ITF website showed that the tournaments expected to attract players from about 60 countries have been listed by the sport’s governing body. However, the factsheet as well as the deadline…

Nadal Pulls Out Of Brisbane, Eyes Australia Open Return

World Number One Rafael Nadal as tweeted that he would not be taking part in Brisbane as he shifts his focus to the first Grand slam of the year which serves-off in Australia January 2018. The Spaniard who had an incredible 2017 that saw him win two Grand Slam titles and four other titles on…

NEC Extends Sponsorship Of Wheelchair Tennis

The ITF announced today that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with NEC Corporation as title sponsor of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, the ITF’s year-end wheelchair singles championship, for an additional three-year period from 2018 through 2020. NEC will celebrate 25 years as title sponsor in 2018. The extension of the agreement also sees…

Governor’s Cup 2017: Unseeded Dutchman Crushes Top Seed In First Round

The main draw of the first week of the 2017 Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship served off on a rather surprising note as top seed, Karim Mohamed-Mamooun of Egypt crashed out following a 2-6, 2-6 loss to unseeded Stephan Fransen of the Netherlands. The Egyptian, who had featured at the previous three Nigeria Futures held…

ITF U18 Circuit: Bulus Leaps High In World Rankings

Nigeria’s Christopher Bulus has moved up 158 placed to world no 621 following his great display at the ongoing ITF U18 Circuit holding in Lome, Togo. Although, the 16-year-old fell short of claiming the top prize in last weekend’s final against Eliakim Coulibaly of Cote d’Ivoire, he did enough to improve significantly on his global…