Membersof The Apapa Club are bracing up for the much anticipated Tennis Tournament organized by the Tennis Section of the Club and sponsored by Heineken and LCM – Lagos Channel Management. Captain of the Tennis Section, Hon. Dozie Udeze said at a crowded Press Conference that this year’s tournament will hold between April 25 – 26.
The Opening ceremony was held yesterday with the first playing session taking place between 5:30 to 9:00pm.
The second playing session will serve off at 9:00am todaty while the third and final playing session which will have members of the invited NPA – Nigeria Ports Authority Sports Club in attendance will be between 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
The closing ceremony comes up immediately and will be followed by the Chairman’s Night Party. Dozie Udeze explained that sponsors of the event, Heineken and Lagos Channels Management have decided to partner with Apapa Club following the giant strides achieved by the Club under the leadership of the Club’s President, Tunde Akin-Taylor and Chairman of the Tennis Section, Ben Ozoadibe.
According to the chairman of the section Ben Ozoadibe, “My Captain Dozie Udeze has turned around this section in less than one year and has brought in a lot of corporate sponsorship to the section and more to come.
I am sure our sponsors have been following the tremendous transformation going on here especially in the Tennis Section and have chosen to identify with us. We are a Club of great history having been established in 1930”.
Dozie Udeze revealed that over 60 players will slug it out in the three closed categories; Veterans, Main Draw and the women‘s category which is making its debut as well as the open invitational with NPA club.