BY ADEYEMI ROBINSON-ADEFIOYE, LAGOS

 

The first phase of the CHEVRON JUNIOR TENNIS  DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAM is set to serve-off on Monday, July 22 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. The coaching program will also take place in target CHEVRON COMMUNITIES across Nigeria as well as in Abuja.

 

The program which will cover 100 potential stars between the ages of 12 and 16 will be run by certified national coaches and coaches from the community who will be trained to institute and continue the training of outstanding talent.

“It is important that we find ways to keep our youth engaged during the weekends and holidays to wean them from negative pursuits and bad habits. Sports is one sure way to achieve that.” GODWIN KIENKA, director of the International Tennis Academy, organisers of the program, said.

Adding, “Sports is the second largest employer of labour in the world and the program has an empowerment component where we identify the best talents and help groom them to stardom. At this time when the winner of the Wimbledon Championship, for instance, is getting three million USD (One billion Naira) we owe it to our children all over the nation to position them to compete for all the monies in the sports world.”

The Chevron Junior Tennis Program is expected to round – off in October with the CHEVRON NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

 

 

 

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