GTF Hails McDan ITF World Tour

Organisers and sponsors on high table

President of the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF), Isaac Aboagye Duah, has hailed the hosting of the McDan ITF World Tour, which is scheduled for April 29 to May 4 in Accra.

He described the acquisition of the hosting rights of the tennis showpiece as a dream come true for Dr. Daniel McKorley, having supported tennis and the federation consistently for five years.

Put together by the McDan Foundation, in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Federation and Tennis Foundation Ghana, the organisers

 have increased the prize money to $15,000.

During the launch of the tournament in Accra on Good Friday, he said, “We will forever be grateful to the McDan Group for reviving tennis.

“McDan’s ingenuity to acquire ITF status should be highly commended.”

To him, the forthcoming international tournament is a welcoming news to the federation after many years of absence in Ghana.

According to the GTF president, the tournament is open to players across the globe. 

Head of Marketing McDan Foundation, Gerald Owusu Ansah, also stated that organising an “ITF tournaments has been a challenge for the Tennis Federation but through the McDan Foundation we have been able to secure sanction from ITF and we believe in no time we will produce stars from Ghana.”

He added, “I sit here today instead of CEO Dr. Daniel McKorley as the foundation head, to let you know that the foundation will continue to sponsor more ITF tourneys next year.” 

Head of Marketing for Twellium Industries Limited, Emelia Gyasi, said, “We joined McDan five years ago and we realised it’s a good platform for us to project our products.

“Associating ourselves with the McDan tennis tourney has projected our products in Ghana and beyond,” she pointed out.

The forthcoming tourney has received supports from 

Twellium Industries, Palace Decor, Interplast Company Limited, Hollard Insurance and FOX Cooling.

FOX Cooling General Manager, Mario Yazbeck, and Interplast PRO Elizabeth Gyebi, pledged their support for the tournament.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum