Dala Hard Court

Tournament Director Yusuf Datti

34th Dala Hard Court Tournament Postponed

The Organizing Committee of the Dala Hard Court Tennis Championships have decided that the 34th edition of the tournament will not be taking place this year. They cited health concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, as major reason for the decision. In a press release from the Tournament Director, Yusuf Datti, addressed to […]
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The 2019 Dala Hard Court Championship in pictures

The 33rd edition of the Dala Hard Court Championship ended on Saturday, with Oyinlomo Quadre and Joseph Imeh claiming the women’s and men’s singles titles, respectively. Relive the week-long event in pictures:
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Meet the winners of the 33rd Dala Hard Court Championship

The 33rd edition of the Dala Hard Court Championship came to a fitting end on Saturday, with the men’s and women’s singles final. A host of players competed at the national event, but here are those who emerged top of the heap in the different categories. A 6-2, 6-0 victory over Aanu Aiyegbusi gave Oyinlomo […]
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Dala Hard Court: Saturday in pictures

The 2019 Dala Hard Court Championship concluded on Saturday with the men’s and women’s singles final. Here are some of the shots from the day’s event for your viewing pleasure:
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Joseph Imeh beats Sylvester Emmanuel to clinch second Dala Hard Court title

Second seed, Joseph Imeh produced a rock-solid performance to outclass Sylvester Emmanuel 6-3, 6-3 and claim his second consecutive Dala Hard Court title in Kano today. It was the second straight final between both men here, in Kano, and it was Imeh who prevailed again,  becoming only the 6th man to defend the men’s singles […]
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Sensational Quadre claims Dala Hard Court title

Oyinlomo Quadre, 16, produced a powerful performance to beat 4th seed, Aanu Aiyegbusi 6-2, 6-0 and claim her first Dala Hard Court title in Kano today. Quadre moved through the first set efficiently, and only faced a minor inconvenience in the 7th game, when Aiyegbusi broke at 5-2. Quadre, however, wrapped up the set in […]
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Dala Hard Court final preview: Emmanuel takes on Imeh as Aiyegbusi and Quadre face off

Saturday’s men’s singles final pits the top seed, Sylvester Emmanuel against 2nd seed and defending champion, Joseph Imeh, in a repeat of last year’s final. Sylvester has moved through to another final and victory over Imeh would give him his 3rd Dala Hard Court title after victories here, in 2015 and 2016. Having defeated Musa […]
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Dala Hard Court: Friday in pictures

The doubles final and singles semifinals took centre stage at the Dala Hard Court Championship in Kano today. Here’s the day’s play in pictures: