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US based AJ tennis academy to set up campus in Abuja

The USA based AJ Tennis Academy is working towards setting up a tennis academy in Abuja

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.