The history of tennis in Nigeria cannot be complete without mention of pioneers and philanthropies of the game such as Alhaji Raheem Adejumo, Alhaji Toti, Lord Rumens-Chief Alabi, Chief Okoya Thomas, Alhaji Babatunde Jose, Mr. John Lazarus, Alhaji Machido Dalhatu, Alhaji Habu Gumel and Mallam Ibrahim Usman Sangari.
History of Lawn Tennis in Nigeria. The history of tennis game was developed from in the 12th-century French handball called Paume which means the game of the palm and this has been disproved though it was correct for the few centuries when the game was played because the ball was then being hit with the palm. It was believed that Tennis came into existence in Nigeria early 20th century (1904), the game of lawn tennis became popular when the local tournaments were fixed and played between ...
he history of tennis in Nigeria cannot be complete without mention of pioneers and philanthropies of the game such as Alhaji Raheem Adejumo, Alhaji Toti, Lord Rumens-Chief Alabi, Chief Okoya Thomas, Alhaji Babatunde Jose, Mr. John Lazarus, Alhaji Machido Dalhatu, Alhaji Habu Gumel and Mallam Ibrahim Usman Sangari.
Nigeria’s tennis peaked in the late 1980s and in the 1990s, it began to deteriorate. Today the game as we know it in the 70s and 80s is dead. In my time, we were highly motivated. We competed vigorously against each other at home and abroad. There were many competitions in Nigeria, Africa, and in the world.
History Of Nigeria Tennis Federation. By Media Nigeria on April 26, 2018 No Comment. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations.
Nigeria Tennis Federation is saddled to administer and control the game of tennis all over the country. The organization also oversees the national tournaments and competitions relating to the sports in Nigeria and they also help in maintaining, enforcing the rules of tennis and promoting the game. The body was created to make a significant contribution in Nigeria’s tennis including providing assistance to both junior and professional tennis players in Nigeria, developing and promoting the ...
It was believed that Table Tennis came into existence in Nigeria in the early 1930s by some British seamen who sheltered their ships in the Lagos Lagoon, which is the south west of Nigeria, and was later affiliated to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) which was established in the year 1926.
History Of Nigeria Tennis Federation. Tennis was introduced to Nigeria around 1904. However, it gained prominence in 1920 when local tournaments were played between Clubs, Government department and later with neighboring Colonial Countries like Ghana and Togo. The year 1927 witnessed a land mark in the history of Nigeria Tennis.
Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. It is the oldest club in Nigeria, which has been in existence for over 120 years since it was established in Nigeria in the year 1895. It can serve as a social and sports club in Nigeria is located at No 12 Tafawa Balewa Road, Lagos Island, Lagos. The clubs overseas and organizes several tennis tournaments and have also gained a big boost at the Governor’s Cup Lagos Championships (GCLT) which is an annual ITF Pro circuit competition with a huge amount of prize money.