The 1st edition of the General Adeyinka Adebayo South-West Junior Tennis Masters scheduled to hold in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital on May 19, 2021.
The tournament meant for U-14 and U-16 players will involve all the six South-West States namely Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and host, Ekiti.
It was gathered that no fewer than 48 players will serve-off from May 19th-22nd, 2021 at Ekiti State Tennis Centre, Trade Fair Complex, Ado Ekiti.
The tournament tagged ‘Gen. Adeyinka Adebayo Junior Tennis Masters’ which is being sponsored by Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the Minister of Trade and Investment, while the organiser is the Ekiti State Tennis Association.
In a chat with sports writers in Ado Ekiti, Chairman, Ekiti State Tennis Association, Yemi Owoseni remarked that all was set for the tennis event, adding that provided the new COVID-19 directive does not obstruct the tournament.
Furthermore, Owoseni, the Vice-President, Confederation of Africa Tennis (CAT) Zone Two hinted that each state would feature eight players, comprising of four boys and four girls respectively, adding that accommodation and feeding would be provided for all the players throughout the tournament.
He said: “We are featuring 48 players in the tournament, each state will present eight players, four boys and four girls for the two categories. Their accommodation and feeding will be taken care throughout the tournament days. The arrival day is on Tuesday, May 18, 2021,” he said.