Tennis: Ayaaba and Helena crowned National U-14 Champs

Tennis: Ayaaba and Helena crowned National U-14 Champs
Tennis: Ayaaba and Helena crowned National U-14 Champs

Desmond Ayaaba of Baboo Sports Academy, Tema and Helena Hammond of Stadium Tennis Club, Accra emerged winners of the 3-day National Under-14 Junior Tennis Championship held last weekend at the Accra Sports Stadium Tennis Courts.

The National Under-14 Championship was organized by Tennis Foundation Ghana (TFG) under the auspices of the Ghana Tennis Federation with support from Tenolf Sports.

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Helena ousted Veronica Antwi 6-2 to win the girls category and in the Boys event, Desmond Ayaaba successfully triumphed 6-3 over Winneba-based Lemeck Bagerbaseh.

Speaking after receiving her medal, Helena said, “I gave this match my best and I commend my opponent for putting up a great fight. I have learnt a lot from the Championship and I hope to continue my winning streak”.

Ghana Tennis Federation's (GTF) President, Isaac Aboagye Duah, expressed delight at the performance of Ayaaba and Helena stressing that the performances witnessed during the tourney would serve as a boost to the Federation in its renewed commitment to develop grassroots tennis.

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Mr Duah also urged the juvenile players to take their studies seriously.