LCC Agog as Rainoil Tennis Tourney Begins

Table tennis 6th Rainoil Tennis Championship which served off on Monday at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos has pitched members of the club in battles to ascertain the real kings of the game in three categories, namely, Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and the Veteran category. Lagos-based company, Rainoil Nigeria Limited, is bankrolling the competition. Speaking on the tournament, Managing Director of Rainoil, Gabriel Ogbechie, explained that the oil company was sponsoring the tourney as its way of encouraging tennis development in the country. According to Ogbechie, the competition brings members together to compete in a convivial atmosphere and gives them the opportunity to gain bragging rights and improve on their rankings. “It is a two-week competition played on the only clay court available in Lagos,’’ stressed the Rainoil chief executive. Chairman of the Tennis Section of the Lagos Country Club, Ayo Olanrewaju, who could not hide his excitement over the large turnout of participants at the tournament, described the Rainoil tourney as the grand slam tournament of the club.“We have only four grand slam events in the ATP calendar, all others are mere championships,” joked Olanrewaju.

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