The Chevron Junior Tennis Championship will serve off on Tuesday, 26 – 31 March at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos.

This 12 & 16 age-group tournament, which is a climax to the clinic that took place in seven different locations in five states, will be played in a round-robin format. Players will arrive on the 26th, with group stage matches kicking off on 27 – 29, while the semifinals and finals will hold on the 30th and 31st, respectively.

The event, a part of the ITA Junior Circuit and run by the International Tennis Academy, will have four categories – the Boys’ 12 & Under, the Girls’ 12 & Under, the Boys’ 16 & Under and the Girls 16 & Under. All categories will feature 16 participants each except the Boys 16 & Under, which will feature 32 players.

Players who will participate were invited, with the complete list of players to be revealed on Monday just a day before they arrive.

“A proper release will be done on Monday that will contain the names of players participating in each category,” director of the ITA, Godwin Kienka said. “Every player coming have all received their letters, and logistics to bring them here are also settled.”

The director also disclosed that the best players from each geopolitical zone in the country be represented, so as to ascertain the region that produces the best players.

“We are expecting a very exciting and competitive event as all the top 16 and under boys and girls are lined up for the event while some emerging 12 and under talents like Seun ‘Nadal” Akinwunmi from the South-West and Precious Ikueba from the South-South will confound a lot of people with their skill level.” said Kienka.

“Girls like Omolayo Bamidele, Olamide Aderemi, Favour Moses and Rebecca Ekpeyong who are already causing upsets at the senior level are expected to use the tournament to establish themselves as the best in the category and prepare for upcoming senior events,” he added.
Prizes for the kids will be tennis kits, including tennis rackets, balls, tennis racket bags, and clothings.