The Tennis Court at the Officers Mess in Kumasi will be the center of attraction when the two arch rivals of Club Tennis in Asahanti Region lock horns in the Barclays Premier Tennis Tournament.
The 4 Garrison Officers Mess Tennis Club will play host to the Ashanti Tennis Club and at exactly 8:00 am on Saturday,May 19, friends will turn into enemies as the two Tennis clubs sort to fight for pride, reputation and honour.
The Tournament is been sponsored by Barclays Bank Ghana and is giving the opportunity for the club members to socialize, network and exercise the body through sports.
Mr. S. S Abebe who is the President of the host club has promised his side is ready to do host and win, ” we are well prepared for Ashanti Club and have been training for quite sometime in view of putting our rivals at their proper place”.
“I can confidently say my team is well prepared and shaped up for this august occasion and are warning Ashanti club that we are going to crash them on Saturday”, Mr Abebe told Ghanamansports.
He went on to give the list of players who will be featuring for the 4 Garrison Club; Nii Quaye, Robert Tetteh, Nana yaw Wallace, Nana Osei ababio, Samuel Taylor, Kwaku Amakwah, Samuel Ampadu Kyei, Opana and Jonathan Quartey.
The tournament would feature Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles.
Headline sponsors, Barclays Bank Ghana will also be engaged in two exhibition games with their customers in order to promote their premier banking brand.
The visitors, Ashanti club would also be represented by Eric Tsa (President), George Osei Agyei, Alex Asante Yeboah, Dr. Thomas Dennis, Dr. Nana Adu Akumiah and Ben Dwomoh. Others are Nana Yaw Nyamaa, Ato Hyde and George Addai.
The President of Ashanti Club Mr Eric Tsa disclosed that his side were on the court training for the Tournament when contacted and was reluctant to confirm the list of club members who will be featuring for the club.
” We hope to break 4 Garrison Officers Mess tomorrow and so we cannot reveal our team secrets to anybody now, all Tennis lovers should just be present on the Court to witness a great Tournament which I know Ashanti Club will win” Mr. Tsa explained.