President of FHA sports membership, Pascal Agu, has expressed regret over the dwindling fortune of tennis in Nigeria and urged the Nigerian Tennis Federation to prepare a forum the place stakeholders would discuss tips on how to revive the sport in the u . s . a ..
He said, “It’s very sad to look Nigerian tennis on this state of affairs. I understand that during our school days we watched the likes of Thompson Onibokun, David Imonitie and Nduka Odizor beating nice names at tournaments hosted in Kano, Lagos and Benin.
“there have been giant competitions like the Lord Rumens Open in Lagos, the Dala Open in Kano and the Ogbe exhausting courtroom in Benin. Then our avid gamers defeated the overseas stars. today, nobody is coming to look at tennis anymore. We as soon as performed in the Euro-Africa Zone 1 category and we had been rated primary in Africa within the Davis Cup but now, the game only exist in clubs.
“We need to introduce tennis to varsities and organise clinics like we do at FHA sports club right through the lengthy trip for youngsters. we’re prepared to provide give a boost to for the federation with the intention to enhance tennis in Nigeria.”
The FHA boss, who completes his two-time period in place of job in 2014, expressed pride at the state of facilities in the membership.