1st December, 2010
Nigerian national tennis player, Adediwura Akinbade, has made a clarion call to theÂ Federal Government to help revive the sport in the country.
Adediwura, in an interview with P.M. Sports, stated that in his eight years as aÂ tennis player, the standard of the game has been deteriorating due to lack of properÂ supervision from the authorities.
â€œI am 21 years and in my eight years of playing I haveÂ not seen much growth inÂ Nigerian tennis especially at the grassroots level.
Akinbade pleaded with private organisations to take up the responsibility ofÂ reviving the game by sponsoring more grassroots tournaments in order to encourageÂ children and youths in the sport.
Akingbade also urged the Federal Government to pay more attention to tennis in orderÂ to make it a lovable sport among Nigerians.