The 2023 edition of the TennisChic tournament is set to come off this May.
The tournament dubbed ‘Mother’s Day’ Tournament will be held on May 27, 2023 at the Accra Sports Stadium at 7 am.
The tournament will feature junior singles and social doubles, according to the organisers.
Mrs. Ruweida, the tournament’s lead organiser, stated that the tournament is part of efforts to make tennis a popular sport while also celebrating mothers.
She stated that the tournament is aimed at discovering talents who will go on to become stars and professional tennis players.
”Every year, tennis chic organises a Mother’s Day tournament. We want to popularise tennis. We want tennis to be one of Ghana’s most popular sports. Every year, we organise the tournament. This year, however, we have organised this event to honour our mothers. It is intended to recognise and appreciate the role of mothers. We are hopeful that this tournament will help us discover talents and help them grow into professional tennis players, she said.
According to Rainbow Sport’s Kwabena Gyasi aka KGee, the junior singles is the tournament’s main attraction.
She stated that because children or juniors are not supposed to be given price money, they would receive insurance from Equity Insurance.
“This year’s highlights are the children or juniors.” We include school learning materials, rackets, and other items in the prices. Juniors are not supposed to be given prize money according to the rules of the game, so Equity Insurance has pledged to provide the winners with a year of insurance. These are included in the junior singles price packages.”
Mrs. Lamptey also urged corporate entities to support the initiative because it would help unearth talent and grow tennis as a popular sport in Ghana.
She bemoaned the difficulties of organising such events, saying that institutional and individual support would go a long way.
“The challenges are enormous. However, if you develop an idea and want to see it succeed, you will face difficulties. We added professionals last year. We have added juniors this year, which shows that we are growing from strength to strength. I would encourage individuals and corporations to donate to the foundation. They can identify and support juniors in particular. They could also identify young talents and coach or guide them. It could help us develop the game and train more professionals, who would then win national honours,” she concluded.