Lagos Lawn Tennis Club Sets To Support Tanya Okpala


CITIZENS COMPASS –The management of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club has said it would extend humanitarian support for ace tennis star, Tanya Okpala.

It said this is part of its commitment to support the welfare of outstanding tennis

players in the country. 

In a press statement signed by the President of the club, Mr. Temitope Abere, the club has decided to extend hands of support for the tennis star who is currently undergoing rehabilitation in Anambra State.

Mr Abere revealed that the club, which is the pioneer recreational club in Africa, has a track record of impacting positively on the lives of distinguished sports men and women, particularly tennis players who have made the nation proud.

“As you well know, our club was founded in the year 1895 as the foremost recreational club in the country. We have an enviable record for excellence and we are very much committed to creating a conducive atmosphere for the discovery and nurturing of talented players who fly the nation’s flag in international tourneys.”

Mr. Abere revealed that Tanya Okpala’s father is a member of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club which provided a solid platform to nurture young Tanya into stardom. 

“When we read that Tanya had fallen on hard times we felt it is part of our corporate responsibility to reach out to the family and support her in the little way we can. Our prayer is that Tanya will continue to get good care so that she recovers in good time and continues to do what she loves to do best; play lawn tennis.”

It would be recalled that Tanya Okpala came into the national limelight as a teenage tennis star in the 90s. She was a regular feature of several grassroots lawn tennis tournaments in the country and performed excellently well before traveling out of the country for professional exploits before her recent dilemma.

The low-key charity event will take place at Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Lord Rumens Court, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos on Sunday, June 9, 2024.


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