A retired Permanent Secretary in Ekiti State Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Yemi Owoseni, has commended Ekiti tennis players who represented the state at the just concluded National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara state.
The former first Vice president Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) while welcoming Team Ekiti back home from the youth games noted with excitement that tennis fetched Ekiti State 5 out of 13 medals the state won at the Games.
He noted that the feat was a testimony that the series of tournaments and programs organised for up and coming tennis players had yielded positive results.
Owoseni also applauded the state tennis coach, Wumi Ogunsakin, for his consistent victories at most youth tennis championships in the country urging him to keep the fire burning.
He said but for his timely financial intervention and pragmatism of the tennis coach, paucity of funds would have deprived the tennis players the privilege to travel to Ilorin for the youth games.
Owoseni noted that in a quest to further sustain the tempo of keeping young tennis players in their best shape prior to future competitions, another tennis championship will start today and end on Saturday.
The youth tournament known as Ekiti Female Open Tennis Championship is powered by Sebi Foundation in conjunction with Yetade Tennis Academy and Tennis Nigeria.