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Tennis No: 1 might Miss ITF Championship in Dakar

Feb 11, 2010, 1:31 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The most outstanding and one of the most consistent tennis youngsters the country has ever produced Ba Suruwa Conteh, is likely to miss the forthcoming International Tennis Federation Grand Slam development, organised by the world's biggest tennis body (ITF) which is due to take place in the Senegalese Capital, Dakar later this month.

But the biggest challenge confronting the young lad is the fact that he is not able to require the needed funds for him to participate in the tournament.

The price money tennis competition is one of the tennis competitions organised by the International Tennis Federation, and it is staged in different parts of the world, meant to avail the tennis players the unique opportunity to be exposed to the highest standards in ITF tennis rankings.

The 20-year-old tennis no:1 who is widely regarded as the most outstanding tennis star in the country was selected to take part in the up-coming tennis championship by Abu Berther, a Senegalese agent who was absolutely amazed by the wonderful performances of  the Gambian youngster during his two-week ITF Coaching Course in Dakar recently.

"My invitation to attend the up-coming tennis championship to be held in Dakar on the 24th of this month came at a time when I visited Dakar alongside my compatriot and friend Lamin Drammeh to undergo a two-week International Tennis Coaching Course. During that period, I was approached by an agent in the name of Abu Berther who expressed his intention to help me excel to the highest standards and I am very glad to be internationally-recognised," the tennis hot man told Pointsport in this interview yesterday.

He therefore wasted no time to appeal to the Gambian leader, President Yahya Jammeh, the private sector, well-wishers, among other interested parties to help him undergo the tennis championship, due to take place in the Senegalese Capital, Dakar in two weeks time.

The tournament is expected to be the 20-year-old?s six international tennis outings following similar tennis championships in countries like Ghana, Nigeria Togo and Benin.

He also represented the Gambia Tennis Association in similar competition in Dakar a few years ago with something to remember.