Ghana’s senior tennis team are in Tunis, Tunisia to participate in the 2012 Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III from Monday, July 2 to July Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Ghana joins eight other countries including host Tunisia to battle for promotion to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2013. The remaining nations will stay in the Africa Zone Group III.
Other Participating countries are; Algeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe
The tournament will be played on a hard court at the Cite Nationale Sportive d’El Menzah in Tunis with a sitting capacity of 2500 with the official hotel being a five star hotel called El Mouradi Gammarth.
Ghana’s team is being led by the technical director of the Ghana Tennis Association (GTA), Mr. David Churcher and Coach Joseph Acquah. Players representing the country are; Henry Adjei Darko, Enoch Godi and Emmanuel Mensah all from the United States of America (USA) and Raymond Hayford from Ghana.
As part of team’s preparations and subsequent performance in the tournament, Ismaila Tennis and Sports Shop at Tema Community 9 presented tennis kits worth GH¢1, 500 to the team as part of their contribution to the team’s qualification to Group II.
The items included four track suits, eight tennis shirts, and four shorts, one carton of tennis balls, 12 wrist bands, a bundle of string and four towels.
A representative from the shop, Madam Miriam Akosua Doku, said their outfit was ready to render support to the GTA to make tennis an enviable sport in the country.
“This is just the beginning of our support to the game and we will be coming again because this will not be a one-off event” she added.
Receiving the items on behalf of GTA, Mr. Churcher commended Ismaila Tennis and Sports shop for their timely intervention to the team’s request for kits saying “these will definitely go a long way to help us”.
He assured them of the team preparedness to conquer the rest of Africa to qualify to the Zone II.