The Tennis court at the University of Ghana Sports Directorate will be the centre of action on Monday, May 3, 2021 when the Legon Topsin Tennis Club face the University of Education Winneba Quick Point Tennis Club in a tennis social tournament.
The match doubles tournament will see social tennis players including staff and students in both universities compete.
Ahead of the tournament, the coach of the Legon Tennis club, Philip Gbedife, spoke to UniversSports that the tournament was just to bring beginners in the sport on board and have a good time.
“For about a year now, I have been training outsiders; students and staff members. They know how to play and know the basics of tennis. They are enjoying their social life. The players I started training myself are going to play. It’s more social not competitive. It’s really not about the students. I have learners who are staff from the audit office, academic affairs, and the sports directorate itself. I’ll also be representing. UEW also has staff members who play on campus. So I spoke to their coach over there and we thought about playing against them. So that’s the rationale. It’s more of a social tournament,” he said.
Philip was hopeful that the tournament will whip the interest in tennis among members of the University of Ghana community.
“We believe that this one will boost tennis in the Legon community, so we encourage more staff members to come and sign up at the directorate,” he expressed.
He also disclosed that his outfit will continue scouting for tennis players on campus to form an official club for future competitive tournaments.
“After this one, we are trying to form a club. For now, we have players who come to the court just to train. In the future, with the approval of our management we will form an official club. Tennis will be wonderful in the next few years. So when COVID is gone, and we go back to our normal life, we will continue scouting players who are in the halls and can represent their halls and also the university,” he added.
Story by: Princeton Kwabena Wiredu | universnewsroom.com