Lagos Country Club’s Tennis Festival Begins


The 2017 Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival has served off with over 100 participants vying for honours at the event which will end on September 16.

According to section captain, Segun Aluko, the all-clay tournament which is partnered by 9Mobile, will see members feature in Men’s Singles A and B, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Veterans’ Doubles. The junior players are not left out as they will go through four days of clinic before the tussle for supremacy.

“Presently, we have the highest number of talents in the 12&under category in Nigeria. Some of these junior players went for international tournaments ahead of this event and we are expecting an exciting and competitive tournament.

“At the senior level, interestingly, a few players have graduated from Group B and are looking forward to cause upsets in the Group A which is the elite class. The determination to excel can be seen in members that have steadied their training in recent weeks all because of the tournament,” stated

Aluko disclosed that the club intend to use the tournament to discover and nurtured more junior players for Nigeria.

Matt Holmes defeated Kola Sofola to win the top prize last year.