The national wheelchair tennis team left Accra for Abuja on Monday to participate in the 2019 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Puma Engineering Wheelchair Tennis Open Tournament, which starts from October 29 to November 2 at the clay courts of the National Tennis Centre in Abuja.
Team Ghana is made up of Abdul Razak Nuhu (captain), Abdullai Samadu Sofo, Daniel Laryea, Bridget Nartey and Bridget Konadu Mensah.
Ahead of their departure, the national coordinator of the Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Federation, Mr Henry Larbi, technical director, Yahaya Macauley and CEO of Tenolf Sports, Clenard Bawa where at the airport to encourage the players to work hard to make the nation proud.
“You are privileged to represent the nation at an ITF-organised competition and I think this is an opportunity for you to lift high the flag of Ghana. Make good use of this opportunity. Do it for yourselves, your families and the nation as a whole,” Mr Larbi said.
The tournament, which is in its second year, will assemble about 50 players from around Africa to compete in the men and women’s singles and doubles categories with the winners set to receive $3,500 as cash prize.
Like the inaugural edition, this year’s competition will have a main draw size of 16 players in both the men and women’s events.