Sports - Tennis
  • ITTF World Championships: Africa's 2 remaining players kicked out
    02 june 2017 05:56:06
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - Africa's last hopes of any meaningful representation at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, fizzled out on Thursday with the elimination of the remaining two players. Full text...

  • ITTF World Championships: Egyptian mixed doubles players knocked out
    01 june 2017 09:57:48
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - Africa's remaining players for accolades in the mixed doubles event, the Egyptian pair of Assar Omar and Meshref Dina, were on Thursday knocked out at the ongoing ITTF World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Full text...

  • ITTF World Championships: African players fall like "pack of cards" in Germany
    01 june 2017 05:37:59
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - Of all the African players who went to the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, only two individual and a pair of mixed doubles players are still in contention in the 29 May to 5 June competition. Full text...

  • ITTF World Championships: All Day 2 results Tuesday involving African players
    31 may 2017 05:05:03
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - The following are Tuesday's results, by players of indicated African countries, at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Full text...

  • ITTF World Championships: All Day 1 results Monday for African countries
    30 may 2017 05:51:11
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - The following are Monday's results from matches involving African players at the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany. Full text...

  • ITTF World Championships: Day 1 results show Africans doing well
    29 may 2017 13:15:07
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - Day 1 results have indicated that African players are generally doing well at this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships which began Monday in Dusseldorf, Germany. Full text...

  • Germany: Nigeria, Egypt, 14 others to represent Africa at Int'l Table Tennis championships
    29 may 2017 06:15:10
    Dusseldorf, Germany (PANA) - Africa’s top-ranked table tennis nations, Nigeria and Egypt, are part of an army of 16 countries that will hoist the continent’s flags at this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Championships, scheduled for 29 May and 5 June in Dusseldorf, Germany. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian national tennis championship starts Wednesday
    23 december 2014 16:30:23
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's 36th National Tennis Championship will be held 24-28 December in the capital, Bamako, with all eight regional teams taking part in the tournament, Malian Tennis Federation (FMT) said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Togo: Lomé to host international tennis competition
    28 october 2014 21:21:48
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese capital, Lomé, will from 8 to 20 December host an international tennis competition dubbed "Open du Togo-ITF Futures and Pro Circuit Event." Full text...

  • Malia: U-14 tennis team to take part in int'l tournament in Lomé
    11 april 2014 16:14:50
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Malian Under-14 tennis team will take part in an international tennis tournament beginning on Saturday in the Togolese capital, Lomé, PANA learnt from the Malian tennis federation (FMT) on Friday. Full text...

  • Togo: Moves to popularise tennis in 2014
    10 march 2014 00:04:00
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The Togolese Tennis Federation (TTF) is bent on popularising the game in 2014 through the organisation of mini tennis tournaments, the federation said in a document made available to PANA here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Angolan Tennis Federation suspended from int'l events due to debts
    14 january 2013 12:45:45
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – Indebted to the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the African Tennis Federation (CAT) to the tune of US$ 27,000, the Angolan Tennis Federation (FAT) must clear the debts before returning to international events, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • WTA increases events, bolsters winners' purse
    10 january 2013 19:55:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has announced new events in Brazil and Poland for its 2013 calendar, while this season’s prize money will increase by 10 per cent overall to US$58.7 million, British sports business group, Sports Business, reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • Williams sisters arrive in Kenya
    06 november 2012 21:43:07
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - US tennis superstars and Serena and Venus Williams on Tuesday began visits to schools and charities in three provinces in Kenya at the start of a tour of the East African state. Full text...

  • Mali to host 13th International Tennis Prize Money tournament
    03 november 2012 13:21:45
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Mali will host the 13th edition of the International Tennis Prize Money tournament from 14 to 17 November, the Malian Tennis Federation (FMT) told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Serena Williams arrives Nigeria on historic visit
    30 october 2012 19:38:37
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World tennis star Serena Williams of the US arrived in Lagos Tuesday for her first-ever visit to Africa's most populous nation. Full text...

  • Mohamed Sekou Drame crowned Malian tennis champion
    30 october 2012 13:30:04
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mohamed Sekou Drame, who holds dual French and Malian nationality, has won the men's event of the 34th Malian national tennis championship by beating Souleymane Sangare in 2 straight sets. Full text...

  • Tennis legends, Venus & Serena Williams, storm Lagos
    27 october 2012 12:09:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, will Tuesday storm the city of Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, for an international tour tagged: "Venus & Serena Williams, Live in Lagos", according to local media reports. Full text...

  • Togolese, Burkinabe table tennis coaches train in Lome
    26 september 2012 17:07:06
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - Table tennis coaches from Togo and Burkina Faso are currently in Lomé undergoing training to upgrade and strengthen their technical skills, PANA learnt here from sports sources. Full text...

  • Bamako Int'l Tennis tourney postponed for security reasons
    10 may 2012 14:59:41
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Malian Tennis Federation (FMT) has announced an indefinite postponement of the 13th edition of the international Tennis tournament, originally scheduled to hold 9-12 May in Bamako, the capital. Full text...

  • Boko Haram: Nigeria loses tennis championship hosting rights
    25 january 2012 07:17:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has lost the rights for the West and Central African nations qualifiers for the 2012 African Junior Tennis Championship, in the wake of Friday's deadly attacks that left 185 people dead in the northern city of Kano. Full text...

  • Angola can host African youth table tennis championships, says Sports Director
    09 september 2011 16:10:58
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) – The Angolan National Director of Sports, Raimundo Ricardo, has said that his country has the necessary facilities to host the 2013 African cadet and junior table tennis championships, awarded to the Southern African country Wednesday. Full text...

  • Angola's table tennis players train in China for Pan-African Games
    22 june 2011 16:25:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The Angolan table tennis players will train in China, a world power in ping pong, in preparation for the Pan-African Games, holding 3-18 September in Mozambique, according to the captain of senior males team, Hermenegildo Agnelo. Full text...

  • Mali's Batiékoro Keita wins second stage of int'l tennis circuit
    04 march 2011 13:50:43
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's Batiékoro Keita Thursday in Bamako, the Malian capital, took his second title in as many tournaments in the continuing 12th international tennis circuit, when he defeated his elder brother, Mamadou, 6/1, 6/3. Full text...

  • Malian Keita Batiékoro wins tennis tourney
    28 february 2011 12:48:20
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali's Keita Batiékoro on Sunday in Bamako won the first stage of the 12th International Tennis Circuit, beating his elder brother and defending champion Mamadou Keita in three sets, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. Full text...

  • Bamako to host 12th international Prize Money tennis tournament
    19 february 2011 12:16:15
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The 12th edition of the international tennis tour "Prize Money" will take place from 22 February to 3 March in Bamako, the Malian capital, sources from the Malian Tennis Federation (FMT) told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Angola qualifies for 2nd phase of table tennis World Cup in Russia
    28 may 2010 15:50:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan national men's senior table tennis team on T hursday qualified for the second phase of the World Cup, beating Kazakhstan 3-1 i n the last group round of the Fourth phase of the World Cup to be held in Russia . Full text...

  • Zimbabwe hosts regional tennis qualifiers
    06 january 2010 12:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe will host regional qualifiers for the African Junior Tennis Championships next week, with the participation of 10 countries, s ports officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host African Tennis tourney 2010
    28 november 2009 10:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will host the Africa Junior Tennis Championship next year, according to an official of the Nigeria Tennis Federation, Mr Adeyemi Owoseni. Full text...

  • 'Tunisia, S. Africa plot to snatch Nigeria's table tennis coach'
    24 april 2009 08:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Tunisia and South Africa are plotting to snatch Nigeria' s national table tennis coach, Babatunde Obisanya, and have opened discussions w i th him in that regard, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Congo wins African table tennis championship
    02 december 2008 19:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congo won the 18th African nations' table tennis cha mpionship, which ended Sunday in Kinshasa, with DR Congo, the host country, fini s hing in fourth place, PANA reports. Full text...

  • Serena Williams due in Kenya
    13 november 2008 11:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- American tennis star Serena Williams was scheduled to arrive in Nairobi late Thursday to open a school she co-funded with technology firm Hewlett Packard (HP). Full text...

  • Tennis stars Williams sisters to make first joint visit to Africa
    09 september 2008 07:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Global tennis sensations Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are due in Nigeria in November 2008 in what will be their first-ever joint visit to Africa, according to the organisers of the visit. Full text...

  • Olympics: Toriola, Nigeria's table tennis sensation, reaches last 16
    21 august 2008 15:11:00
    Beijing- China (PANA) -- Nigeria's Table Tennis sensation, Segun Toriola, has con tinued to impress in his chosen event, reaching the last 16 in the men's singles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Full text...

  • Libya to host under-18 international tennis tournament (Corrected)
    18 august 2008 15:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will host an international tennis tournament for p layers aged under 18 years, the Libyan Tennis Federation announced here Monday, s aying that the players were expected from 13 Arab, European and Asian countries f or the championships beginning 22 August. Full text...

  • Libya to host under-18 international tennis tournament
    18 august 2008 15:28:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will host an international tennis tournament for p layers aged under 18 years, the Libyan Tennis Federation announced here Monday, s aying that the players were expected from 13 Arab, European and Asian countries. Full text...

  • Nigeria boys emerge overall winners at ITF event
    01 august 2008 13:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's representatives at the three-week International Tennis Federation Under-13 boys' competition in Dakar, Senegal, emerged overall winners despite a late surge that saw their Ghanaian opponents winning the singles and doubles titles in the third and final week. Full text...

  • Libya braces for CEN-SAD tennis tournament
    22 may 2008 08:08:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan general tennis Union is preparing to host the Community of Sahelian-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) maiden tennis championship slate d for the next few months. Full text...

  • Ghana's Junior Black loopers off to Egypt
    04 april 2008 17:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's junior table tennis team, the Junior Black Loopers , left here Thursday for Cairo, on its way to Alexandra to participate in the Af r ican Juniors and Cadets Championships, slated for Egypt from 3-13 April. Full text...

  • Frenchman, Ukrainian lady sweep tennis titles at Nigerian championships
    02 march 2008 14:32:00
    Benin- Nigeria (PANA) -- Frenchman Jeremy Bladin snatched the men's singles title at Nigeria's Ogbe Hard court international tennis tournament which ended here S a turday. Full text...

  • Rabat to host 2008 Nations Cup tennis tournament
    07 january 2008 18:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Rabat, the capital of Morocco, will host the African T ennis Cup of Nations tournament from 20 to 26 January under the aegis of the Afr i can Confederation of Tennis, official source told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • 8 countries for Libyan tennis tourney
    20 august 2007 08:54:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Players from seven countries are expected in Tripoli next week to join host Libya for the Al-Fateh international tennis tournament, sports officials said here Sunday. Full text...

  • American tennis star Serena Williams visits Senegal
    08 november 2006 23:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- US female tennis star, Serena Williams, arrived here Wednesday on a five-day humanitarian campaign to assist Senegalese women and youth. Full text...

  • Saint Denis hosts 'Top Jeunes 2006' tennis tourney
    09 october 2006 22:57:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The 13th edition of international tennis tournament dubbed "Top Jeunes 2006" opened here Sunday in Saint-Pierre, southern Reunion, with South Africa, Bulgaria, Côte d'Azur (France), Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte and Reunion involved in the competition. Full text...

  • Ghana to host tennis championship
    28 september 2006 17:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana Tennis Association- (GTA), in conjunction with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), will hold its maiden edition of the ITF Men's Future Championship here from 22- 29 October. Full text...

  • U-15 tennis tournament gathers 10 nations in Tanzania
    24 august 2006 20:46:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) – Rwanda is represented in the regional U-- 15 tennis tournament, slated for Friday in Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania), by two young people aged 10 and 11 years, sports sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Obasanjo hails victorious tennis team
    03 august 2006 12:13:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Nigeria's Davis Cup team, which recently gained promotion into the Euro-Africa Zone Group II of the prestigious tennis competition. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt to host victorious Davis Cup team
    02 august 2006 10:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government plans to fete the Davis Cup tennis team that secured the country's promotion to the Euro-Africa Zone II of the prestigious competition, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rwanda sets for Davis Cup in Gaborone
    12 july 2006 22:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) - – Ten Rwandan players will compete in the Davis Cup, scheduled to open 24 July in Gaborone, Botswana, sport sources in Kigali announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegalese wins cash prize tennis competition
    27 february 2006 12:47:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Senegalese Daouda Ndiaye won the seventh edition of the cash prize tennis tournament after beating Burkinabe, Zakaria Lonfo, in the final match played Sunday in Bamako. Full text...

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