Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Salma Elmouelhi has been appointed chairperson of the Women and Sport Commission within the Confederation of African Tennis. Mrs. Elmouelhi, who also chairs the Women and Sport Committee of the Arab Tennis Association, expressed her satisfaction with the new post, saying her appointment is likely to [...]
©- - 15 may 2020 - 10:09:15 - thread Sports (130 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese table tennis will for the first time be represented by Ibrahima Diaw at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July.   Playing the final of the Olympic qualification tournament in Tunis on Friday, Ibrahima Diaw defeated African number one and quarter-finalist of the 2016 Games in Rio, [...]
©- - 02 march 2020 - 16:19:15 - thread Sports (222 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian Table Tennis Federation announced on Wednesday the organization, from February 24 to 29 in the multi-sports hall of Rades in Tunis, of the individual senior African cup and the qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the same category.   The individual senior African Cup [...]
©- - 19 february 2020 - 18:06:55 - thread Sports (172 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in their match in Africa exhibition at the Cape Town Stadium Friday evening with organisers confirming that the event set a world record in attendance figures for a tennis match. A capacity crowd of 51,954 witnessed the legends performing in [...]
©- - 08 february 2020 - 09:26:52 - thread Sports (225 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  - The Tunisian Tennis Federation (FTT) Friday held a ceremony to honour tennis star Ons Jabeur, the first Arab and African woman to reach the quarter finals in a Grand Chelem tournament during the recent Australian Open. Thanks to this result, Jabeur moved from the 78th position to [...]
©- - 31 january 2020 - 23:11:40 - thread Sports (185 words)


Cotonou, Benin(PANA) - Adou Amir (men's category) and Ziadath Akadiri (women's category) won, Saturday in Cotonou, the fourth edition of the table tennis tournament 'Pong Docteurs' in the category of under-21-years old, said the Beninese Table Tennis Federation. Here are the results: Men: Semi-finals Dolph Amadji # Adou Amir 0-3 (08-11; 07-11; 06-11) King Amadji [...]
©- - 30 december 2019 - 16:10:36 - thread Sports (171 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese tennis players: Sylvestre Monnou and Arnaud Sewanou won the 4th stage of the Itf /Cat Circuit of 18-years-old and under from West and Central Africa on Saturday in singles and doubles for boys, PANA learnt on Monday from official sources.   Benin tennis player Sylvestre Monnou won [...]
©- - 23 september 2019 - 14:00:48 - thread Sports (214 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The 4th stage of the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) U-18 tour in West and Central Africa, starts on Monday at the Friendship Tennis Club in Cotonou, Benin's Tennis Federation said. More than 80 tennis players from 23 countries in Africa and elsewhere are expected to compete to [...]
©- - 16 september 2019 - 09:23:13 - thread Sports (108 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) –  All 47,000 tickets for the world’s highest attendance tennis match in history to be played in South Africa were sold out in 10 minutes on Wednesday.  The much-anticipated Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal “Match in Africa” will be played at the Cape Town Stadium on February [...]
©- - 04 september 2019 - 15:23:32 - thread Sports (216 words)


Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two of the greatest tennis players of all time have confirmed that they will play in a match in Cape Town next year. Grand Slam winners Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who are both competing at Wimbledon will square off on 7 February at the [...]
©- - 05 july 2019 - 20:21:05 - thread Sports (209 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Retired French tennis star and musician, Yannick Noah, is expected to visit Rwanda in September this year where he is scheduled to play friendly matches along with a group of other international tennis greats, Sports sources revealed here Wednesday. The former French legend will be visiting Rwanda, [...]
©- - 23 january 2019 - 17:32:37 - thread Sports (171 words)


Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese capital, Lomé, will from 7 to 15 January host two continental tennis tournaments, sports sources told PANA on Thursday. Organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT), together with the Togolese Tennis Federation (FTT) with the support of [...]
©- - 03 january 2019 - 18:34:27 - thread Sports (116 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Monday Olabiyi at the weekend won the senior men's crown of the 2018 Benin national table tennis championships held at the Cotonou Arts, Leisure and Sport hall. He defeated Niyi Sanyalou 3-1 after coming back from a set down to win 03-11; 11-07; 11-09; 11-06. In the senior [...]
©- - 24 december 2018 - 10:43:19 - thread Sports (203 words)


Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Nigeria topped all categories at the 13th edition of the Blaise Soglo International Table Tennis tournament that ended at the weekend in Cotonou, Benin. The tournament started last Thursday at the Cotonou Arts, Leisure and Sports Hall. Three countries - Benin, Nigeria and Togo - participated in [...]
©- - 24 december 2018 - 09:05:04 - thread Sports (141 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Kenyan contingent of 25, comprising table tennis players and their officials has jetted out to China for a one-month training in the sport. The Zhengding International Table Tennis Training Center, located in Hebei Province, China, will be home to the 25 players. According to Kenya Table Tennis [...]
©- - 21 july 2018 - 19:28:47 - thread Sports (267 words)


Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Table Tennis Federation will cancel hosting of the Africa Continental Cup event unless the government provides the requisite financial backing, the federation warned on Thursday. Andrew Mudibo, KTTF chairman, said the federation would withdraw Kenya's hosting of the African event in Nairobi if by close [...]
©- - 15 february 2018 - 15:26:02 - thread Sports (369 words)


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. The players, Assar Omar of Egypt and Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, were beaten in the [...]
©- - 02 june 2017 - 05:56:06 - thread Sports (118 words)


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. In their Round of 16 match, Robles Alvaro and Dvorak Galia of Spain defeated [...]
©- - 01 june 2017 - 09:57:48 - thread Sports (103 words)


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. When the preliminaries began on [...]
©- - 01 june 2017 - 05:37:59 - thread Sports (455 words)


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. All the matches are still in the qualifying and preliminary rounds. Men's Singles (Qual Groups) SALEH Ahmed, Egypt 4-0 LOCKWARD Mariano, Dominican Republic LASHIN [...]
©- - 31 may 2017 - 05:05:03 - thread Sports (735 words)


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. Men's Singles (Qualification Groups) Congo IDOWU Saheed Congo 1-4 HAMIE Mohamad, Lebanon IDOWU Saheed Congo 4-2 TOMLINSON Simon, Jamaica ABIODUN Lawal, Congo 4-2 RASHID Ahmedov, Turkmenistan LAWAL [...]
©- - 30 may 2017 - 05:51:11 - thread Sports (886 words)


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. The Championships will hold from 29 May to 5 June. According to early results, monitored by PANA, matches were played [...]
©- - 29 may 2017 - 13:15:07 - thread Sports (306 words)


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. The other 14 countries from [...]
©- - 29 may 2017 - 06:15:10 - thread Sports (242 words)


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. According to the Federation, Sports Minister Housseyni Amion Guindo will be chief guest at the final game [...]
©- - 23 december 2014 - 16:30:23 - thread Sports (103 words)


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." The tournament, which will bring together male players from the world, has the goal to make the winners move to the ranking of [...]
©- - 28 october 2014 - 21:21:48 - thread Sports (190 words)


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. The seven-day competition will feature teams from West and Central Africa. The Malian team includes two boys [...]
©- - 11 april 2014 - 16:14:50 - thread Sports (126 words)


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. As part of the move, five main actions are planned, and they include [...]
©- - 10 march 2014 - 00:04:00 - thread Sports (181 words)


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. Speaking during the handover of [...]
©- - 14 january 2013 - 12:45:45 - thread Sports (160 words)


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. In 2013, across 54 events [...]
©- - 10 january 2013 - 19:55:48 - thread Sports (184 words)


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. The Williams sisters arrived on a flight from Nigeria on Monday night and flew to [...]
©- - 06 november 2012 - 21:43:07 - thread Sports (323 words)


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. Eleven African countries – Benin, Burkina-Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, DR Congo, Senegal, Mauritania, Nigeria, Niger and Mali – will [...]
©- - 03 november 2012 - 13:21:45 - thread Sports (105 words)


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. She was given a rousing welcome by her fans, who thronged the Murtala Muhammed International Airport to receive her around 3.45 p.m. local time. Security agents kept [...]
©- - 30 october 2012 - 19:38:37 - thread Sports (191 words)


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. At the finals of the championship on Sunday, Maimouna Diarra won the women's event after beating Kadiatou [...]
©- - 30 october 2012 - 13:30:04 - thread Sports (87 words)


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. The tennis legends will storm the city of Lagos on the first [...]
©- - 27 october 2012 - 12:09:58 - thread Sports (444 words)


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. The three-week course is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Togo (CNOT) with support from the Olympic Solidarity. According to [...]
©- - 26 september 2012 - 17:07:06 - thread Sports (96 words)


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. The federation said the decision follows the sudden deterioration of the security situation across the country after that [...]
©- - 10 may 2012 - 14:59:41 - thread Sports (108 words)


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. According to local media reports on Wednesday, the International [...]
©- - 25 january 2012 - 07:17:56 - thread Sports (138 words)


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. Ricardo told a press conference on the sidelines of the current All-Africa [...]
©- - 09 september 2011 - 16:10:58 - thread Sports (90 words)


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. Speaking to the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) from China, after the [...]
©- - 22 june 2011 - 16:25:28 - thread Sports (119 words)


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. For this feat, Batiekoro took home the trophy and the winner's purse of 750,000 [...]
©- - 04 march 2011 - 13:50:43 - thread Sports (140 words)


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. It was the first major title of Batiekoro's career, and was worth 1.437 million CFA [...]
©- - 28 february 2011 - 12:48:20 - thread Sports (93 words)


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. The tournament would bring together players from the Democratic Republic of Congo, [...]
©- - 19 february 2011 - 12:16:15 - thread Sports (94 words)


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 . Angola finished [...]
©- - 28 may 2010 - 15:50:00 - thread Sports (106 words)


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. Junior national tennis teams from Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauriti us, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and the host will take [...]
©- - 06 january 2010 - 12:57:00 - thread Sports (81 words)


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. Mr. Owoseni said Nigeria bagged the hosting right in recognition of the country' s impact in International Tennis. He said a [...]
©- - 28 november 2009 - 10:37:00 - thread Sports (126 words)


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. The report said the two countries have given good offers to Obisanya, who [...]
©- - 24 april 2009 - 08:11:00 - thread Sports (188 words)