by way of Paul Erewuba
The Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Tennis association, Dayo Akindoju has bemoaned the steady decline of grassroots tennis building in the usa, saying it is liable for Nigeria’s inability to switch growing old gamers.
He stated it was once no longer real that corporate bodies are turning their backs on tennis sponsorship, however the lack of ability of these administering the game to dig deep and let the sponsors see why they should establish with the sport.
chatting with journalists throughout the CBN Senior Tennis final in Lagos, Akindoju said the one solution to get back to the basics as regards tennis development in the country is to begin a new type of consciousness from the main and pecondary faculties.
Akindoju, who’s in the hunt for to be elected as the President of Nigeria Tennis Federation, mentioned there are nonetheless works to be finished at the national and grassroots levels of the sport, adding that until that’s sorted out, tennis will still be lagging at the back of.
“These are some of the issues we are going to revive, if elected into place of job. i have what it takes to revive our tennis. what is required are facilities, publicity and sponsorship. Sponsorship has never been an issue as many will need us to consider. but we have to make them cue in and be keen on our course. What we want do is come up with ideas and programmes geared toward reviving the sport. We had the Ogbe laborious courtroom, the green court and so forth. we will go back to Guinness for sponsorship.
“What we need is full repackaging. The trap them young programme is now not there. that is the world we’re going into.
individuals wish to work. now we have to do things the way in which it is completed at the world degree. we have now to coach and retrain our coaches.
gamers wish to be developed from the a long time of 10, 12, 13, etc. extra competitions must be organised and driven with the aid of public, personal participation. All these are one of the most projects i’d be backing upon if elected because the President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation.”