Tennis: McDan ITF World Tour Begins
Action returns to the Accra Stadium tennis court for the McDan ITF World Tour, after the Juniors 8 J 5 world circuit. And beginning today till Saturday, the best form of tennis is expected from the close to 30 countries who would battle for supremacy.
Organizers of the prestigious event, McDan Foundation in collaboration with Ghana Tennis Federation have revealed that the qualifiers begin today with the main tournament starting tomorrow.
From a humble start as McDan Open at the same venue some five years ago, the annual event expanded to Subregion and now has reached the world stage.
To the visioneer of the competition, Dr. Daniel McKorley, Chairman of the McDan Group, securing the ITF status is a dream come true.
Since the inception of the competition, it has witnessed improvement in every aspect as it progressed, with this year's event handing the overall winner a $15,000 cash prize.
Dr. McKinley said ahead of the tournament " It has been the dream of McDan to push tennis to where it deserves, and the hosting of this event is a testament of what we have put in by way of investment over the years.
"We will continue to support the sport, and until it places Ghana on the world map, we won't stop.
"l wish all the competing players well, but particularly my compatriots, l say utilize the ITF platform to your advantage, I am expecting a top class event because we have put in much in terms of preparation."
Majority of the participating countries have arrived for the six-day showpiece.
It has received support from companies as Twellium Industries Limited, Hollard Insurance, Interplast Ghana Limited, Palace Home Decor, and Fox Cooling.