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Summer Tennis Clinic ‘ll raise future champions – Mrs. Akeredolu

Summer Tennis Clinic ‘ll raise future champions – Mrs. Akeredolu

By Mary Agidi
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As the 2019 third edition of the Ondo State Summer Tennis clinic ends,  the initiator, and wife of the state governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has urged parents to encourage their children to sustain the training tempo.

She noted that future Tennis champions would rise from Ondo state if parents keep encouraging their children to participate continuously.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, who represented Mrs Akeredolu at the closing ceremony, Mr. Henry Adegbemile described the Tennis clinic as a reflection of the first lady’sinterest to encourage children to achieve their maximum potential.

He further charged parents and guardians to embrace the opportunitiess of some life-changing initiatives of the First Lady, like BEMORE Summer Bootcamp for girls naija.

Adegbemile added that allowing their children/wards to participate in these summer programmes would enable them to be discovered, and demonstrate their hidden talents.

He was optimistic that in no distance time, the children would be discovered nationally and internationally, saying that the clinic was designed to make them future Tennis champions.

He informed the guests about the feat achieved by Mrs.Akeredolu in ICT and Technology through the BEMORE Bootcamp, noting that some secondary schools in the state have started building solar panels, with the help of the BEMORE girls.

Speaking, the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Youths Matter, Mr. Banji Akinwumi, lauded the initiator for the attention she gives children, who are the future of the state.

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He commended her motherly and leadership skills for the ability to coordinate two talents discovery programmes within the space of one month.

According to him, Mrs. Akeredolu is not only investing in the future of the children, but also promoting a peaceful coexistence in the state through her initiatives.

He, therefore, appealed to individuals, corporate organisations and government’s agencies to also key into these initiatives for better the future of our children.

Earlier, the chairman planning committee of the 2019 Tennis clinic, Otunba Tajudeen Akinyemi had noted that over 300 children participated in this year’s edition.

He appreciated the parents for registering their children and commended the participants for comporting themselves in a responsible manner throughout the two weeks clinic.

The Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mrs. Dupe Eshofone commended the initiative and assured of the ministry’s continuos support.

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