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.
It was believed that Tennis came into existence in Nigeria early 20 th century (1904), the game of lawn tennis became popular when the local tournaments were fixed and played between clubs, Government department as well as with other West African countries such as Ghana and Togo in the year 1920.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) is the official governing body for the sports of tennis in Nigeria which includes lawn tennis. 3 Lagos Lawn Tennis Club 12 Tafawa Balewa Street, Lagos Island, Nigeria