Estate Tennis Club Ends Annual Week



Activities marking the 4th Annual Sport Week of Jakande Estate Tennis Club, Lagos, tagged ‘Health Is Wealth’ through sports, will end today. The event ‘A Clarion Call’ started on Monday.

Speaking on significant of the event, the Vice President of the club, Deacon Segun Longe, who represented the President of the club, Alhaji Lanre Aminu, said that the Estate Tennis Club Annual Sports week Fiesta had been consciously set up as a cardinal programme to raise the awareness of living a healthy and active sports life in our society.

“It is also a prime celebration to showcase the sterner stuff and flaunt the skills of our young players and our members in various sports as well as the pragmatic steps taken by the out-going Executive Board to catch them young through the establishment of Jakande Tennis Academy.

“Of particular reference is the fact that our young talents some of whom had their maiden outing at this year’s CBN junior Tennis Championship, have continued to intensify and grow up basic skills in the racquet game.”

He said that the young players who are being groomed as future champions by the club include Emmanuel Jones, Samson Shakiru, Sunday Adeniyi, Lekan Adenekan, Olumide Olawoye, Muyina Agbebi and the Izonritei brothers.

According to him, the Estate Tennis Club is forging ahead by equipping and engaging their young players through coaching clinic and facilitating their participation at inter-club competitions, holiday summer coaching clinic and training.

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