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Rainoil fosters youth and sports development with 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open

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Rainoil Limited in partnership with the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF) will begin its 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open Tournament to commence on November 29th to December 8th, 2019 at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos.

The tournament will feature the 64 men and top 32 women that will begin their campaign from the qualifying draws and another 64 men and 32 women from the main draw .The open nature of the competition ensures that we partner with the Nigerian Tennis Federation (NTF) who supplied us with the player rankings. The Rainoil Tennis Open is an NTF sanctioned competition ad participating players will also earn ranking point.

According to the Group, Executive Director of Rainoil Limited, Mrs. Godrey Ogbechie, “Rainoil has been sponsoring tennis for over 10 years now with the Rainoil Tennis Open and this competition is our contribution to both youth and sports development using Tennis as the platform. The competition brings members together in a friendly atmosphere and gives them the opportunity to gain bragging rights and improve on their rankings.”

The finals for the men and women’s teams will take place on Sunday December 8, 2019 with winners in the male and female categories going home with a total grand prize of over N5, 000, 000.

Also speaking during the press conference, Board Member of the Nigerian Tennis Federation, Funmi Adako, expressed her profound appreciation to Rainoil for choosing to sponsor Tennis tournament.

She described the initiative as a very commendable one as it has a great chance of helping the youths discover their talent and be creative in their approach to sports.

She also urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity noting that she is convinced it would have great impact in their lives.

In his remarks, Segun  Aluko, sports secretary Lagos Country Club  thanked Rainoil for sponsoring 2019 Rainoil Tennis Open tournament  being hosted by Lagos Country Club (LCC).

According to him ‘‘we are the foremost family club in Nigeria and are proud to host the only clay-court tournament in 2019. LCC Tennis has the largest number of junior players when compared to any other recreational club in Nigeria and this tournament provides a great platform for the continued development of tennis in Nigeria.”