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Celebrating Gambia at 55 through Tennis

One of the players in the tournament

Participants of the Independence tennis championship, which kicks off on Monday, are in for one of the most exciting times in the tennis calendar, the organizers have said.

The Independence tennis championship is an event put in place by The Gambia Tennis Association in collaboration with Josec Sports Investment Group to mark the nation’s 55th Independence celebrations.

The week-long event is taking place at the friendship hostel tennis court in Bakau.

Yankuba Drammeh, a tennis coach believes that the championship would engage players and further develop the sport in the country. “As you can see, before we use to have many players participating but because of lack of tournament most of them are not playing, “he told The Chronicle. “I championship will encourage others to come back to the game and hopefully there would be more tournaments and great performances from the players.”

Alagie Drammeh, a tennis player also competing in the championship dreams of competing at bigger tennis competitions around the continent. He believes this is an opportunity to prove himself for continental stardom.

“My aim is to play up to a higher level, like to be a pro and represent my country and make my country proud.”

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