The winners of the various categories of the championship, displaying their trophies with Latex Foam officials


JEFF BAGERBASSEH has won the maiden Latex Foam Tennis Championship in Kumasi.

Jeff, who was on top of his game, mesmerized his opponents with his amazing power and stamina, to win the ultimate, followed by Pascal Ziyad, Francis Akpese and Herman Abban in that order.

Played at the Golden Tulip Kumasi City Hotel tennis court, the tournament saw winners taking home trophies, cash prizes and Latex Foam products.

In the ladies version, Francisca Nyarko easily landed the ultimate after she produced a scintillating performance which kept the crowd on the edge of their seats. She was followed by Yvonne Bruce Tagoe, Faustina Tagoe and Mariam Mahmuud in that order.

Paa Kow was the Men Seniors? champion, which saw those who were 40 years and above battling for supremacy. Joe Yeboah finished second, Dr. Ayisi Boateng came third and Nana Yaw was fourth.

George Nyarko was the champion in the boys? division, followed by Desmond Sackey, Stephen Ampong and Emmanuel Wettley.

In the girls? category, Monica Brobbey Snr beat Fatima Kankam to pick the first spot with Hannah Tabuaah settling for the third place followed by Monica Brobbey Jnr.

The two-day tennis tournament attracted players from Accra, Obuasi and Kumasi, who battled for top honours.

A colossal number of tennis enthusiasts in the city thronged the venue to watch the fiercely-contested championship.

Gloria Poku, the Ashanti Regional PRO of Latex Foam, said the championship formed part of Latex Foam?s corporate social responsibility, aimed at promoting tennis in the country.

Latex Foam, she stated, was committed to playing a leading role in the promotion of lesser-known sports, giving the assurance that the tennis championship would be made an annual event.

Ms Poku expressed delight over the success and huge patronage the tennis championship enjoyed, stressing that Latex Foam would work to make it even better next year.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi


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