No fewer than forty eight players will feature at the 1st General Adeyinka Adebayo South-West Junior Tennis Masters scheduled to hold in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
The tournament meant for U-14 and U-16 will feature players in the six South-West States namely Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and host, Ekiti, and billed to serve-off from May 19th-22nd, 2021 at Ekoti State Tennis Centre, Trade Fair Complex, Ado Ekiti.
The tourney dubbed ‘Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo Junior Tennis Masters’ is being bankrolled by Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the Minister of Trade and Investment, and organised by Ekiti State Tennis Association.
In a chat with sports writers in Ado Ekiti, Chairman, Ekiti State Tennis Association, Yemi Owoseni remarked that all is set for the tennis event, adding however that all COVID-19 protocols will be observed.
Owoseni who doubles as Vice-President, Confederation of Africa Tennis (CAT) Zone Two hinted that each state would feature eight players, comprising of four boys and four girls respectively with accommodation and feeding provided for all the players throughout the tournament.
He said: “We are featuring 48 players in the tournament; each state will present eight players, four boys and four girls for the two categories. Their accommodation and feeding will be taken care throughout the tournament days. The arrival day is on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
“This tennis event is sponsored by Otunba Adebayo, former Ekiti State Governor, and now Minister for Trade and Investment as part of his contributions to the development of tennis not only south-west states.