The USA based AJ Tennis Academy is working towards setting up a tennis academy in Abuja in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Youth development.
Speaking during a visit to the Minister of Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare in his office, Director of A J Tennis Academy International in Minneapolis Tolu Olaleye said he was excited by the prospect of partnering with the Ministry to develop the next generation of tennis players as well as good citizens.
“Our plan is to develop the tennis Academy as a business in partnership with domestic and foreign investors to ensure long- term survival and serve as a model for other sports.
“We are here to explore ways of gaining support for this initiative from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development,” said Olaleye
Responding, Dare said “Thanks for your faith in Nigeria. The timing of this initiative is very good and in consonance with our new sports industry policy which classifies sports as business.
“It also falls within the purview of our Adopt a sports initiative. I fully support this initiative and will give whatever support that is needed to make it succeed ”
Already an expanse of land has been allocated by the Federal Capital Development Authority for the academy.