Year 2020 is well underway and we are midway through the first month already. The year’s got plenty of exciting events and there’s even more to look forward to.
This month, we’ve already had the ITF/CAT West and Central African Junior Individual and Team qualifiers, which took place from the 6-14 in Lome, Togo, where the country’s youngsters participated. There’ll also be a board meeting this month at a yet-to-be-determined venue.
In February, the Wheelchair World Team Cup African qualifiers, which Nigeria will participate in, will take place in Kenya, while back in Nigeria, the country’s youngsters will do battle at the Ekiti All Nigeria Open Junior Tennis Championship in Ekiti State.
The month of March will see youngsters compete at the ITF/CAT West and Central African Junior Team Competition in Benin. The ITF/CAT African Junior Championships for 14 & Under will also hold in March.
More activities for the country’s juniors in April, as the African Junior Tennis Championship holds in Tunisia. Still in April, the Annual General Meeting for Africa will hold at a yet-to-be-determined venue and then we will have the annual 3-week ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments in Abuja- the Tombim Abuja Open, the Dayak Tennis Championships and the GSL Open.
In May, the 42nd edition of the CBN Senior Open will hold in Abuja, and a board meeting will also hold in Abuja. Same month, there will be an NTF award night, which will take place in Abuja.
The Confederation of African Tennis will have its annual general meeting in June, and in July, the ITF/CAT West and Central African 12 & Under competition will hold at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue. There will be Davis Cup action in Kenya in July, also.
In August, an ITF Under-18 event and the African Junior Championships 12 & Under final will hold in Cairo, Egypt, and then the Paralympics at the Tokyo 2020, where the country’s wheelchair tennis players could be in action.
There will be two weeks of ITF/CAT West and Central African Under 18 Championships in Benin/Togo in September, and an ITF Annual General Meeting in Spain. The National Youth Games will also hold in September in Ilorin, Kwara State.
In October, the ITF World Tennis Tour will make its yearly two-week stop in Onikan for the 20th edition of the Lagos Open. Same month, there will be a board meeting in Lagos.
In November, the ITF/CAT U14&16 Tennis Championship will hold at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue. The Dala Hard Court Championship will hold in Kano, while the J5 Abuja Championship will take place in Abuja. Still in November, the PUMA Engineering Wheelchair Open will hold in Abuja.
In December, there will be a board meeting in Lagos, the Play Your Age 12, 14 and Under will hold in Abuja, before players move to Lagos to compete at the 4th edition of the Rainoil Open Championship.
Note that there may be more events as arrangements are still in the pipeline.