2012 Governor’s Cup: ITF Gives 27 Sept Entry Deadline


International Tennis Federation, ITF, has given players wishing to compete in the 12th edition of the  Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship a deadline of Tuesday, 27 October to register.

The competition will hold from 13-27 October at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos. The ITF says on  its website that players should put in their registration for the first leg (Futures 1) of the competition,  latest by 14:00GMT of 27 September while withdrawal deadline has been fixed for Tuesday, 2 October by  14:00GMT.

Giving details on the format of this year’s competition, the ITF says the qualifying matches will be played  between 13 and 14 October, with a Sign-in deadline of Friday, 12 October before 18:00 local time. The Main  Draws of 32 fixtures will begin on Monday, 15 October.

According to ITF, registration for the second leg of the championship, which will serve off on Monday, 22  October closed on Thursday, 4 October by 14.00GMT, while withdrawal deadline has been fixed for Tuesday, 9  October by 14:00GMT. The qualifying matches for the second leg will hold in the weekend of 20 and 21 October  with the Sign-in deadline on Friday, 19) October before 18:00 local time.

Related News

The total prize money for the Governor’s Cup since it became an ITF approved circuit has been $80,000 with  the men’s category carting home the sum of $30,000, while the women’s category wins $50,000.

Tennis Special gathered that FCMB and Etisalat, the major sponsors of the competition in the last few years  as well as other co-sponsors are gearing up for a memorable tournament this year.

By Damilare Okunola

Load more