It will be a win-win situation at the ongoing Ikoyi Club Tennis Championship which kicked off at the weekend with over 75 participants vying for honours.
The championship sponsored by Zenith Bank would see all participants in both the individual and team tennis events meant strictly for members of Ikoyi Club 1938 Tennis Section go home with valuable prizes.
According to the Games Captain, Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Akeem Mustafa: “Every participant in the competition had been assured of valuable prizes. For taking part in the tournament at all, you are sure of going home with something.”
In the team tournament, the players are divided into the Red and Grey groups, with each group comprising of four teams of seven players. The team names represent Zenith Bank product brands, and there are also the individual events which include the men’s singles A and B, ladies singles, men’s doubles and veteran’s doubles competitions for players aged 60 and 70 years above and super veteran’s singles for players aged 70 years and above.
Speaking at a press briefing to herald the competition, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc., Mr. Peter Amamgbo, represented by Bukky Latunji, GM/Group Zonal Head, Ikeja Zone in Zenith Bank, said “the bank is very happy to be in this collaboration for the second year running, and the bank hopes to make this bigger and more fun next year. The competition is in line with the vision of the bank, which is to encourage a healthy life style through promoting sports such as Tennis.”
The Chairman, Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club 1938, Esan Ogunleye revealed that “the Zenith Bank MD/CEO, is an active tennis player and would participating in the championship to add more colour to the tournament”.
The championship which is to lasts for one week, is meant to promote inclusiveness as about 75 per cent of the participants will be rewarded with exciting prizes and trophies.