There will be no Tennis representation for Ghana at the Olympics according to the country’s sports governing body.
Though financial constraints has been the bane of most federations in a bid to qualify for the summer Olympics in Rio, Tennis disqualification is purely on technical grounds.
General Secretary of the Tennis federation, Philipina Frimpong has stated Ghana’s lack of participation in international events has hampered our appearance.
“We need to have a player in the top 50 in the world. If you don’t have a player, you don’t qualify. It is not just the 50th rank,” she told Joy Sports
“You need to be in the top 8. When they count top 50 players in the whole world, the country needs to have a player in that.”
“You need to play international rank tournaments, ATP, Grand Slams, the more you win these tournaments, the more you win points.”
“It is point accumulation that places you in the top ranking. For a player to be number one, they need to win many tournaments to gain more points.”
“There is no African country that has a player in that level.”
Experienced Sports Journalist /Producer
Jul 02, 2014 0