Players battle for N6.1million as Rainoil Tennis Open begins in Lagos
The 2021 edition of Rainoil Tennis Open tournament began on Thursday at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos. The event will end on December 11.
Rainoil Limited is partnering with the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF) to organize the tournament.
Last year, the event failed to take place due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The Group, Managing Director of Rainoil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie, stated that this year’s tournaments is themed ‘Fueling the love for tennis’
Ogbechie, who spoke through the Group Head, Strategy and Business Development, Mr. Emmanuel Omuojine stated that the tournament would be hitch-free.
The event is featuring top seeded male and female players across the country.
“The tournament will feature 64 players in the Men’s Singles, 32 players in the Women’s Singles, 32 in the Men’s Doubles and 16 players in the Women’s Doubles.
“The open nature of the competition ensures that we partner with the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF), who provided the player rankings. The Rainoil Tennis Open is an NTF sanctioned competition, and participating players will also earn ranking points.
“Rainoil has been sponsoring tennis for close to a decade, and this competition is our contribution to youth and sports development, using Tennis as a platform. The competition brings players together in a friendly atmosphere and gives them the opportunity to gain bragging rights and improve their ranking.” he stated.
The finals for the men and women’s teams will take place on Sunday, December 11, 2021 with winners in the male and female categories going home with a total grand prize of N6,126,000.
The Referee from the Nigerian Tennis Federation, Arinola Isa-Banire, expressed appreciation to Rainoil Limited for choosing to sponsor Tennis tournament.
She described the initiative as a very commendable one, as it has a great chance of helping the youth discover themselves and be creative in their approach to sports.
She also urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity, noting that she is convinced it would have great impact in their lives.
The Secretary, Tennis Section, Lagos Country Club, Bolanle Fatona, also thanked Rainoil for sponsoring the