2017 Annual Triangular Lawn Tennis Competition under way in Bolgatanga - UER
| Updated Dec 04, 2017 at 8:07am
The annual triangular lawn Tennis Competition has been held in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The triangular games which involves the three northern regions, Tamale, Bolgatanga and Wa started about a decade ago and has been played on rotational bases forming the triangle.
The aim of the games is foster unity and oneness among the three Regions of the north. In a welcome address, the Vice President of the Club Emmanuel Bugbilla disclosed that this year’s Competition being hosted by the Bolgatanga Tennis Club, is in commemoration of Ghana’s 60th Independence. He called on members to feel at home as the friendly tires continues.
The Vice President of the Wa Tennis Club Mr. Brien on behalf of its members, presented three kids of Tennis Balls and an amount of One thousand five hundred Ghana cedis. GHC 1500, 00 to the Bolgatanga Club.
The President of the Bolgatanga Tennis Club Mr Martin Amana received the presentations of behalf of the hosting Club and thanked them for their support.
A Senior Lecturer and Head of Department University for Development Studies Nyankpala Campus, Dr Francis Kweku Amogloh on behalf of the Tamale Club also presented four kids of Tennis Balls and a cash amount of One thousand five Ghana Cedis GHC 1500, 00 to the hosting Club Bolgatanga.
In his opening address, the Upper East Regional Minister Rockson Ayine Bukari said, he was happy with the competition saying it will help bring out talents in Tennis sports in the three northern regions to represent us in national and international competitions.
The Minister noted that sports is one of the best paid jobs in the world today. He indicated that regular participation in sport and physical activities provides various social and health benefits.
Aside physical fitness, it instils healthy lifestyle choices among children and young people, by helping them to remain active in combating non-communicable disease.
He stated further that the World Health Organization has emphasized that physical exercise can stimulate positive mental health and cognitive development, improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence as well as positive effects in handling depression and anxiety conditions.
Mr. Bukari however stressed, that President Nana Akuffo-Addo has a vision of transforming the country to bring smiles on the faces of our people and urge all to help the government effect the needed change Ghana deserve.
He suggested that Tennis clubs be opened in the various schools in the region and urged Municipal and District Assemblies to support.
Mr. Bukari advised Club members to be mindful of time and information management, communication gaps and the spirit of team work. The occasion will be used to award some old and young deserving members of the Club.