Ekpo Duke Tennis Championship Ends In Calabar With Call For Sponsorship For Emerging Stars

In Breaking News, Entertainment and Lifestyle, National News, Reports, Sports

By Ushang Ewa

Tennis Veteran, Charles Ekpo Duke says Nigeria can dominate the world of Tennis if sports clubs across the country develop measures that would aid in the discovery, sponsorship and grooming of future generation tennis players.

Duke stated this in Calabar on the sidelines of the Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke Tennis Championship for primary and secondary schools organized in his honor by the Cross River State Sports Commission where he stressed the need for the sports clubs to liaise with relevant sporting bodies and authorities to initiate clinics and practical sessions in a bid to make youths develop interest in the sport reports the Guardian.

“You should encourage them to come around and some of them through ball boys can become masters of the court just like some of the celebrated stars of today started from the scratch,” Duke, 88 and a retired personnel manager at the Nigerian Ports Authority said.

He noted that such sessions should be organized during vacations and long holidays which will also serve as a measure to curb crime rates as the youths will be occupied.

Also, the acting Secretary of the Calabar Sports Club, Michael Egbudu, who said the club, established since 1898, called on the state government to complete the master court which was proposed as a venue for the controversial 19th National Sports Festival which was botched several times to allow for the grooming of young talents.

The chairman of the state’s sports commission, Orok Duke explained that the championship was organised to celebrate Ekpo Duke’s exploits in the game.

Duke said the competition won by St. Patrick’s College John Patrick Odok who beat his schoolmate, George Odok in the final by 5-4 would be expanded to become a statewide event while discovered talents will be incorporated into the state’s team.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

#Calabar: Sen. Gershom Bassey’s Home, Garment Factory, WAEC, Spar, Police Station, Charles Walker, First Bank, Others Touched By Hoodlums

By Archibong Jeremiah Despite the curfew, ransacking of Government and private properties in Calabar, the Cross River State capital

Read More...

Law Enforcement To Go After Hoodlums, Tighten Curfew

By CrossRiverWatch Admin Sources within the security circle have informed CrossRiverWatch that law enforcement agencies may go after a

Read More...

Gov. Ayade Addresses Cross Riverians, Says Their Concerns Will Be Treated

Being full text of the Cross River State Governor, His Excellency, Sen. Ben Ayade’s broadcast to the State following

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now