Golden Rackets begin camping for African Tennis Championship
10/27/2010 9:59:20 AM -
Accra, Oct. 26, GNA - The national Tennis team, the Golden Rackets have begun camping for the impending Confederation of Africa Tennis (CAT) Africa Cup of Nations slated for Libya from November 7-14, 2010.
The team made up of Raymond Hayford, Robert Kpodo and Jeff Bukari commenced intensive training on Monday, October 25 at the Tennis court of the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra under the technical guidance of Coach Henry Quansah.
Emmanuel Sagoe, General Secretary of the Ghana Tennis Association, told GNA Sports that the non-residential camping will have the players train on a daily basis to fine-tune for the tournament.
He said the team is expected to depart for Tripoli, Libya on Friday, November 5 to compete in the continental championship.
Among the participating countries are the hosts Libya; Tunisia; Egypt; Morocco; Algeria; Ghana; Nigeria and Cameroon.
At stake is a monetary-prize of 2,400 dollars for the winners of the singles event with the first runner-up, second runner-up and fourth position pocketing 1,200 dollars; 750 dollars and 650 dollars, in that order.
For the team event, the winning team will go away with 3,200 dollars; 1,600 dollars for the runners-up and 800 dollars for the third placed.
Tunisia and Morocco are the defending champions for the singles and team events, respectively.