Ghana Tennis Federation Triumphs at 48th SWAG Awards: A Triple Victory
In a momentous ceremony held last Friday, the 12th of January 2024, the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) stood tall, clinching three prestigious awards at the 48th Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards. The recognition not only underscores the Federation’s dedication but also serves as a testament to its impactful contributions to the tennis landscape in the region.
Top 5 Federations in Ghana:
The GTF received acclaim as one of the Top 5 Federations in Ghana, lauded for its transformative efforts in expanding the reach of tennis. This accolade acknowledges the Federation’s strategic engagement with tennis foundations, event organizers, and sponsors, showcasing a commitment to broadening the sport’s accessibility and popularity across the nation.
Integral to the GTF’s recognition as a Top 5 Federation was the acknowledgment of its heroic records in Junior tennis within the West African zone, coupled with the commendation for the progress made by the female National Team, the Diamond Rackets. The successful qualification of the Golden Rackets back to Zone 3 highlighted the Federation’s dedication to nurturing young talent, fostering a competitive spirit, and advancing gender inclusivity on the international stage.
Sisu Tomegah and Abraham Asaba, two standout players from the GTF, were honored with the titles of Prospect of the Year for Tennis and Tennis Player of the Year, respectively. These individual awards underscore the exceptional skills, dedication, and promise exhibited by these athletes under the umbrella of the Federation.
The awards were gracefully received by the President of GTF, Mr. Isaac Aboagye Duah, in the esteemed company of Vice President Cedric Dzelu and Board Member Hajia Zenabu Akoto. Their presence at the ceremony not only symbolized the collective efforts of the Federation but also highlighted the strong leadership steering the course of Ghanaian tennis.
A Vision for the Future:
With these accolades in hand, the GTF has set an ambitious goal—to make Ghana Tennis the second-largest sporting event in the nation. This vision aligns with the Federation’s tireless efforts to elevate the status of tennis in Ghana, and the triple victory at the SWAG Awards serves as a powerful testament to the progress achieved. The recognition received is not just a celebration of past achievements but a boost to the Federation’s aspirations, propelling them closer to making Ghana Tennis a dominant force on the national sports landscape.
By: Cedric Dzelu
GTF Vice President