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2ND EDITION OF HOPE PERFORMANCE TENNIS CLINIC AND CLUB TOURNAMENT NOW IN THE BOOKS

The much anticipated program on the Ghanaian tennis calendar, the Hope Performance Tennis Clinic and Club Tournament took place in the first week of September at the Accra Sports Stadium tennis courts from Wednesday the 4th of to the 7th of September 2019 from 8am to 4pm each day with over 600 kids from 5 regions of Ghana participating in the life changing tennis program that seeks to empower young people through the game of tennis.

ABOUT HOPE PERFORMANCE TENNIS INC.

Hope performance Tennis Inc. as a foundation is committed to empowering young people in Ghana using the game of tennis as a tool for development in a manner that provide for the youth, a platform on which they would be able to combine both the game of tennis and academic excellence for their own development.


NATURE OF THE PROGRAM

The four days event had two components, it started with a two days clinic led by very seasoned and high level coaches aimed at addressing the skill and the technicalities of the game to ensure that kids take off from the right approach to the game, the second component is the tournament part which took the format of a Davis Cup where the kids competed among themselves with the objective of putting into a competitive practice what they learnt from the tennis clinic.


SPONSORS

The foundation received enormous support from organizations such as the Atlanta Athletic Club, Wilson, PTR, Head, DeKalb Tennis center, Agape Tennis Academy, Drills Hills Country Club, South fourth Tennis Center, Concourse Athletic Club, Fieldstone Tennis Center, Sugarloaf Country Club, Harp Tennis, Homechow and a host of individuals who have contributed in different ways to make this flagship program a huge success, we are equally indebted to the Ghana Tennis Federation under the leadership of Isaac Aboagye Duah for the overwhelming support and endorsement of this program.


MENTORS AND NATIONAL HEROES AT THE PROGRAM

It has become the tradition of the 4 day event to profile national heroes and leaders to interact with the kids and to inspire them to greater heights, once again the kids were privileged to be joined by Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, the Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency who emphasized on the need for the kids to embrace discipline as their number one virtue in their pursuit.

The entire tennis stadium came alive on Wednesday when Asamoah Gyan the leading striker and captain of the Ghana Black Stars visited the kids and entertain them to a tennis match against Enock and later inspired them to take every little opportunity that comes their way and to give their best at all times.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS

20 clubs in total participated in the Davis Cup like tournament where the kids displayed great skills and talents showing glimpse of what to expect in the future as far as tennis is concern, below is the list of the clubs coming from 5 regions of Ghana: STADIUM, KOLE – BU, GLTC, BABOO, G.O EUSBETT, AMTEC, LA CONSTANCE, PILANZY, BOLGATANGA, TAMALE, FLIPPER, VICKY PALO, ST FRANCIS, DEBITSON, PROSINTHEMAKING, ALTC, WINNEBA, SHISHIJEE SHAD'E, KALTESS, BURMA CAMP.


GROUND BREAKING ADDITIONS

The success of the 2nd Edition is enormously linked to great additions to our program features, we had participation of kids from 5 different Regions (Northern, Upper West, Eastern, Brong Ahafo and the Greater Accra Regions) as compared to the 1st edition where participants came from only the Greater Accra Region. Participation also increased from 480 in the last edition to 624 participants with a big rise in the number of girls to 236 from 127 in the last edition. We were also excited to be honored by the presence of Asamoah Gyan the leading striker and captain of the Ghana National team who is undoubtedly a national icon and a model for the kids, we believed that his interaction with the kids will go a long way to nudge them to greater heights.


THE NUMBERS TO REMEMBER

The program had a total participation of 624 kids from 5 regions of Ghana made up of 236 girls and 388 boys, we pause for a moment to rise and bow for our most valuable assets, our volunteers, 62 in total made up of 27 coaches and 35 general volunteers, who responded to our call to pour out themselves for the love of the game and the future of the kids.


HOPE PERFORMANCE TENNIS CLINIC AND CLUB TOURNAMENT 2nd EDITION WINNERS


BOYS UNDER 12

1ST Place St. Francis Tennis Academy

2nd Place Stadium Tennis Club

3rd Place Baboo Tennis Academy


BOYS UNDER 14

1ST Place Winneba Tennis Academy

2nd Place Baboo Tennis Academy

3rd Place Accra Lawn Tennis Club


BOYS UNDER 16

1ST Place Winneba Tennis Academy

2nd Place Stadium Tennis Academy

3rd Place Baboo Tennis Academy


GIRLS DIVISION

1ST Place Shishi Jee Shade

2nd Place St. Francis Tennis Academy

3rd Place Baboo Tennis Academy


COVERAGE

The program received nationwide coverage through the publication of articles, television studio appearance and interviews, here are some links to the articles and videos.


Article links

http://www.ghanaolympic.org/index.php?item=6163

http://ultimatesportsgh.com/?p=6062

https://www.modernghana.com/sports/952497/2nd-edition-of-hope-performance-tennis-clinic.html

https://mobile.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Hope-Performance-Tennis-Clinic-and-Club-Tournament-kicks-off-on-September-4-778583


Video links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ySOtmwG97Q&t=15s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td9LIeUeJFc&t=184s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5lOdlhe30&t=2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYsAJFRMEdg&t=33s


It is my delight to report that the 2nd Edition of the Hope Performance Tennis Clinic and Club Tournament is a huge success and I will like to use this opportune moment to register my appreciation on behalf of the President and Board of Directors of Hope Performance Tennis Inc. to all organizations and individuals who contributed in different ways to make this great program a success, we are truly confident that our mission of empowering kids through the game of tennis is a developmental agenda and each day we wake up we are embolden by this mission and our impact to continue on this path.


Cedric Dzelu

Executive Director

Hope Performance Tennis Inc.



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