Team Anambra has won the fourth edition of the Nigerian Lawn Tennis League held in Warri, Delta State.
Team Anambra won the event with a score aggregate of six to one over Team Orofina of Warri on Sunday, at the event sponsored by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
The event which was held for the first time in Warri featured a total of 12 Teams identified as blue group and white group drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The tournament commissioner, Mr Duke Onojeide, while addressing newsmen expressed confidence in all the teams that participated in the event.
He described the players as young and energetic who are bound for greater exploits in the game of lawn tennis in Nigeria and beyond.
The Head, Public Relations dept of the NCC, Mr Okoh Aihe, said the NCC is deeply interested in the development and increase of the tempo of career quest of youths in the game of lawn tennis.
He said the NCC management decided to focus on lawn tennis to remove the overcrowded concentration on football and basketball to assist youths who are interested in talent development in the game which he described as very attractive.
According to Okoh, through the NCC efforts, several locations namely Lagos, Abuja, Anambra, Ekiti, Delta, Imo, Bauchi, Kano and others are already operating a functional Lawn Tennis League.
He hinted that besides the talent development and opportunities opened to players within and outside Nigeria, the NCC will be giving a star prize of N7million to the overall winning, as part of NCC’s corporate social responsibility.
He assured that NCC mission is to make sure that it promotes lawn tennis to a point of enviable heights where players from the league will become Olympic medalist.
In her remarks, the Team manager of Orofina (Team Warri) Barr. (Mrs) Ahwin, said she remains committed to the grooming of talents in the game of lawn tennis.