Tennis Foundation Ghana, an NGO, in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF), will honour past heroes at the first ever Ghana Tennis Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Wednesday, August 14, at the tennis arena of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Some of the notable tennis greats who will be decorated on the day are Anthony Dove, Narh Tetteh, Odartey Annan, Paul Dowuona, Peter Annan, Daniel Amanor, John Ampah, Isaac Lartey, Abraham Nortei Owuo, Victoria Dowuona and Naa Kwarley Quartey.
The rest are Edmund Annan, George Gamel, Samuel Lamptey, Alfred Adams, John Atiso, Jonathan Donkor, Stanley Owusu, Genevieve Easemon and George Kwaku Harley.
According to the organisers, the event seeks to foster unity in the Ghanaian tennis community, as well as celebrate generations of selfless men and women who sacrificed so much to bring honour to the country.
The coordinator of the Ghana Tennis Hall of Fame, Mr Giovanni Amenuveve, who doubles as the local representative of the Hope Tennis Foundation, an NGO, expressed optimism about the event and asked all who had information on potential inductees to contact the organisers.
Speaking from his base in New York, Roger Crawford, president of Tennis Foundation Ghana, said Ghana had a rich tennis history that has to be preserved and passed on to the next generation.
He reiterated the call to the Ghanaian tennis community to contact his outfit with the names and information on potential Hall of Famers.