2019 Ghana Tennis Hall of Famer Mr. Ebenezer Odartey Annan last Saturday celebrated his 80th birthday at the Accra Lawn Tennis Club. The well attended event enjoyed substantail support from Mr. and Mrs. Mckorley, Roger Crawford, Mr. Ismaila Lamptey among others.
The birthday celebration was graced with a tournament at the Accra Lawn Tennis club. They hosted Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Tennis club. At the end of the day, the visitors beat the home team (Accra Lawn tennis Club) 5-1 in the doubles.
Speaking after the event, Mrs. Abigail Mckorley told ghanatennis.org that, “coach has been the backbone of my family becoming tennis players”.
“Coach convinced my family to build a tennis court and now the whole family loves the game. You can see the level of tennis my children are playing now. Celebrating him today is very much needed”. Mrs. Mckorley added.
Coach Odartey Annan expressed profound gratitude to the Mckorley family for their unflinching support.
Dignities present for the birthday celebration were the first Ghana Tennis Federation (GTF) Chairman Edmond Annan, Current GTF president Isaac Aboagye Duah and the board members (Ato Desbordes, Ismaila Lamptey, Henry Boni and Dorcas Sowah). Tennis Foundation Ghana President Roger Crawford, Coach Tony Dove, Peter Annan, Chairman of Accra Lawn tennis club George Mills and Mrs. Abigail Mckoley of Beebies Company limited.
Story: Gabriel Amoakoh