President of the Ghana Tennis Federation, Isaac Aboagye-Duah has tipped two youngsters – Sakina Adams from Tema and Tracey Ampah from Tarkwah to become the ‘next big thing’ for the country.
His observation follows their outstanding performance during the Mc Dan Junior Open Championship which came off at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
According to him, the timely return of a junior tennis championship which had been absent from the GTF calendar for over 10 years, would serve as the breeding ground for the next generation of tennis world-class stars to emerge from Ghana.
“A lot of talents have been unearthed and the future looks very bright. There is no shortcut to success to developing high-level tennis players but thankfully over the last one-week we have identified lots of materials for the future,” Aboagye-Duah told Starrsportsgh.com
“We need to give these young ones a push so they can progress to another level, replace their seniors and surpass their achievements in tennis.
“The last time we had a player in the top 300 of world tennis, we had a competition like this. This is why we are hopeful of such a transition.”
Both Sakina and Tracy have been selected into the National Tennis Youth team and are expected to compete in the top 8 Competition in December.
Tracy Ampah won the Girls U-12 title while Sakina Adams came second.
The McDan Junior Championship, the GTF boss also added, served as a preparation stage for some players who will represent Ghana at the African Junior Championship which starts on September 9.