Albert Arthur has emerged as the winner of the maiden edition of the One Ball Point Tournament held at the National Tennis Centre, Accra on September 10.
Arthur walked away with a cash prize of $100 in addition to souvenirs from the Hope Performance Tennis.
Tina Tagoe and Gabriel Friday came second and third with the duo getting $50 and $25 respectively plus souvenirs from the Hope Performance Tennis for the efforts.
The tournament included children, adults, youth and the disabled who had fun on the day.
Addressing the media, Enock Godi who is the founder of Hope performance tennis organization, a non-governmental organization said the purpose of one point tournament is to encourage children as well as build them mentally.
He added that one point tournament is all about children making the decision to go for the points as well as to do more and not to think of having lot of games to play so even if they missed one point tournament, it doesn’t matter.
“The goal is to give the children an encouragement, build them mentally to make them know they are playing the game of tennis and the decision is theirs to make,” he said.
The one point tournament is an initiative by Hope for Performance Tennis. The tournament which was the first of its kind organised in the world brought tennis lovers together in an atmosphere of fun and networking with discrimination at the National Tennis Centre, Accra.
Hope Performance Tennis is an organization that seeks to empower young people in Ghana using tennis as a tool for development that will provide for the youth from difficult backgrounds.
A platform they would be able to combine both the game of tennis and academic excellence for their own development.
By Donabenger Cobbinah