Ghana is expected be reinstated as a member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after the national association received a donation of 10,000 US dollars from the CEO of McDan Shipping, Danny McKorley to settle arrears with the international body.Ghana was slapped with a ban by the ITF earlier this year after accruing three years of unpaid affiliation fees with the international body. Ghana was given a grace period which was stretched to this year.During the grace period youngster Isaac Nortey took part in the world junior championship in Switzerland while the junior national team also participated and excelled in an ITF West Central African tournament in Lome, Togo. The ban prevented Ghana from partcipating in any ITF-sanctioned activity after it was activated.This included administratve courses, tournaments and scholarship programmes for talented players.At a brief presentation ceremony at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr McKorley, who is a tennis enthusiast said “the decision to support the sport is inspired by my passion for the sport and I wanted to extend this gesture to support the national association to restore the image of the nation. There are many undiscovered tennis talents in the country which can be unearthed and when they are supported they can go places.” Mr McKorley also used the opportunity to announce his outfit’s plan to build an ultra-modern tennis arena in Accra as well as introduce the McDan Open tournament on the local tennis calendar. “Tennis is a big sport all over the world and its rather sad that Ghana has to experience this problem. At my company we are committed to fulfilling our social responsibility and also want to help the sport to develop,” Mr McKorley told Joy Sports. Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah who received the cheque on behalf of the GTA encouraged more corporate support for sports to enable non-football disciplines grow. Ghana tennis has seen major challenges over the last few years most of which are financial. Due to the lack of sponsorship, the Ghana Tennis Association (GTA) has had major challenges organising tournaments. This is also compounded with the nation’s inability to qualify from Euro-Africa Zone Three of the Davis Cup. The junior national teams have remained Ghana’s brightest spot in tennis with consistent medal-winning performances at major tournaments.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington High School variety volleyball girls took second place at the Chaparral Tournament, Saturday.Along with this three Wellington girls were named all-tournament team while competing at Chaparral.Siarah Walker, sophomore; Micah Rogers, senior; and Erin Goodrum, freshman, were all selected to all-tournament team.Â “This is a huge recognition,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “The girls went 3-2 on the day losing the championship game to Clearwater. They did a great job all day long and battled through with some ups and downs.”Elder said going into the tournament, Wellington was beginning a new rotation since sophomore McKenna Oathout was out with a concussion.Â Â “Erin Goodrum did a phenomenal job taking her place as starting setter,” Elder said. “In fact, she didÂ such a good job that she was selected to the all tournament team. The girls did an excellent job making the changes and adjusting quickly that theyÂ were able to defeat Medicine Lodge and ChaparralÂ early on in the day.”Wellington struggled against Conway Springs to end pool play with the Cardinals winning in three games.“We struggled passing in the beginning, and when I finally thought we had it together during the Conway game we incorporated different errors with serving and hitting,” Elder said.The Crusaders finished Wichita Independent off in the semi finals and finally faced Clearwater in the championship.Â TheÂ second game they battled extremely well, but came up short of 1st place.Â On the day, Micah Rogers finished with 11 kills, Siarah Walker finished with 26 kills, and Erin Goodrum finished with 55 assists.“I’m extremely proud of the girls and the way they adjusted, played, and finished out the tournament,” Elder said. “It’s so nice to have a group of competitive girls that make it their goal toÂ finish off teams and win!Â The girls got hardware to take home in the form of a medal which they were extremely proud to have.”Wellington is now 9-8 on the season. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Also…WHS “C” Team won their Wellington tournament by beating both Clearwater and Rose Hill.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Wellington tennis: The Wellington varsity girls tennis team traveled to Kingman. The Crusaders finished third.Team results are as follows: Conway Springs 36, Wichita Trinity 32, Wellington 28, Chaparral 16, South Barber 14, Kingman 6 and Haven 3. Wellington individual results are as follows: No. 1 Doubles Peyton Adams & Kelsey Whaley, 4-0, 1st Place.No. 2 Doubles Madison Adams & Maggie Fink, 3-1, 2nd Place.No. 2 Singles Kaitlyn Utt, 4th Place.No. 1 Singles Auni Williams, 5th Place. WHS vs. Medicine Lodge25-1225-16WHS vs. Chaparral25-2125-13WHS vs. Conway Springs25-1922-2515-25WHS vs. Independent25-1725-21WHS vs. Clearwater16-2518-25