As the 18th edition of the Chevron Junior Tennis Championships concluded with the nation’s youngsters proving, with their spectacular performances, that the future of tennis in Nigeria is indeed bright, we take a look at some of the moments from the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, where the tournament held, in pictures.
10-year-old Seun Ogunshakin hits a return during one of his matches in the Under-12 category.
Seun Ogunsakin emerged winner of the Boys’ Under-12 category
Mohammed Idris, who finished as runner-up in the Under-12 category, steadies to whip a forehand.
Mohammed Idris receives the runner-up trophy.
Salamatu Haruna reacts after what might have been a lost point during a match.
Salamatu Haruna celebrates a match victory.
Salamatu Haruna receives the Girls’ Under-12 trophy after emerging winner of the category.
Nene Yakubu, runner-up in the Girls’ Under-12 category, in action during the event.
David Dawariye in action. Dawariye won the Boys Under-16 category.
David Dawariye all smiles as he receives the winner’s trophy.
Runner-up in the boys’ U-16 category, Daniel Adeleye in action.
Rebecca Ekpeyong in action.
Rebecca Ekpeyong reacts after a match victory during the event.
Rebecca Ekpeyong won the Girls’ Under-16 category, and was adjudged the most outstanding player of the tournament.
David Dawariye and Rebecca Ekpeyong strike a pose with their trophies and prizes.
Omolaye Bamidele hits a return during a match at the event.
Omolaye Bamidele finished as runner-up in the Girls’ Under-16 category. She exits happily, with her trophy and prize.
A cross section of school kids getting thrilled at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club during the event.
Omolade Aderemi in action.
Favour Moses stretches to play a return during a match in the Girls’ U-16 category.
Serena Teluwo in action.
Seyi Ogunshakin, who’s younger brother to Seun, fires a powerful forehand during a match in the U-12 category.
Coach Abe Babatunde received the best coach award at the event.
The tournament, which is run by the International Tennis Academy, was a fitting climax to the Chevron Tennis Clinic—a development program for young players—which held in seven locations across five states in Nigeria.