The second edition of the Ikoyi Club Tennis Championship kicked off on Monday with 75 players jostling for honours in both individual and team events of the AIICO Insurance sponsored tennis fiesta.
The championship which is strictly for members of the Ikoyi Club 1938 tennis section have players divided into Red and Blue groups with each group made up of four teams of seven players each.
The teams are named after AIICO products. There are also the individual events which include men’s singles, ladies singles, men’s doubles and veteran’s doubles for players aged 60 years and below, 70 years and the super veterans’ category for players from 70 years and above.
Speaking at the press briefing to herald the competition, the Managing Director and CEO of AIICO Insurance, Mr. Edwin Igbiti, said the insurance company is happy to collaborate with the tennis section of Ikoyi Club for the second time running, stressing that the sponsorship aligns with AIICO’s vision to encourage healthy lifestyle and wellness through sports.
On his part, the Vice President of the section, Collins Onuegbu, craved the indulgence of the sponsors to continue to make the championship bigger, just as he said the championship promotes inclusiveness among members.
According to the Games Captain of the club, Akeem Mustafa, the championship will run for a week, with the major objective being to enhance members’ fitness through healthy competition.