ISREALI EMBASSY AT LAGOS GOVERNOR’S CUP, CHEERS KHAZANIUK TO VICTORY

An eight – man team from the Embassy of the State of Israel in Nigeria storms Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan to cheer their ward, Deniz Khazaniuk to record an upset over her better-rated opponent, Ayla Aksu of Turkey in the semi final of the first leg women’s singles of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis ... More

FIRST LEG FINALS (FUTURES 4) OF 17th LAWN TENNIS GOVERNOR’S CUP LAGOS.

L-R: Former Sports Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Segun Dawodu presents women’s doubles trophies to the winners at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan   Winners of women’s doubles Ayla Aksu from Turkey (right)  and Ana Veselinovic from Montenegro.    Prince Olateru Olagbegi (left) ... More

ADDRESS BY PRINCE GBENGA LUFADEJU, PRESIDENT, LAGOS LAWN TENNIS CLUB, AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 2017 GOVERNOR’S CUP CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT THE CLUB

PLEASANTRIES It is with great pleasure that I welcome representatives of Lagos State Government - Official sponsors, the Nigeria Tennis Federation(NTF) as well as corporate sponsors and partners, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), the distinguished gentlemen of the Press to this Press Conference on the 17th Edition ... More

Meet Althea Gibson – The First African American To Win US Open

The story of Althea Gibson: the first African-American to win the US Open and how she changed the game forever Flushing Meadows will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Gibson's landmark victory on Friday - but it is the late tennis player's achievements off the court which really secured her legend The US Open is ... More

Williams Glad To Be Still ‘Touching Lives’ At The Age Of 37

Williams proves that she can still be an inspiration to others at the age of 37. She was at the crossroads of her tennis career when she was diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrome, a strength-sapping ailment, in 2011. Six years on and Venus Williams is on the cusp of reaching a third Grand Slam final of the year after ... More

Federer and Nadal On Course For Classic Clash

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer edged closer to a US Open semi-final blockbuster 0n Sunday, 3rd Sptember, as controversial Italian Fabio Fognini was kicked out for a vile, misogynistic tirade at a female umpire. Nadal, 31, saw off Argentine lucky loser Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the third round, taking his ... More

History Of Lawn Tennis Game In Nigeria

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. The event was the maiden ... More

History Of The Lawn Tennis Game (Part 3)

20th Century - Open Era of Tennis History 1968 ▪ TENNIS HISTORY OF OPEN ERA ▪ The first official "open" tournament takes place at Bournemouth on the English south coast, and the first Grand Slam, the newly named French Open, leads in a new era. Ken Rosewall, a returning professional won both events. 1969 ▪ TENNIS ... More

History Of The Lawn Tennis Game (Part 2)

Tennis History of 20th Century 1900 ▪ TENNIS HISTORY OF DAVIS CUP ▪ Dwight F.Davis, a Harvard university student decides to establish a team challenge between the United States and the British Isles. The cup was engraved as "International Lawn Tennis Challenge Trophy", later known as the Davis Cup. 1905 ▪ ... More

History Of The Lawn Tennis Game (Part 1)

Amazingly, the historical development of tennis dates back several thousands of years. So, people who are involved in historical researches of this great sport claim to have found evidence of playing tennis in ancient Greece culture. The History of tennis game was developed from a  12th century French handball game ... More