Salifu Seidu Abebe has been elected the new president of the 4 Garrison Officers’ Mess Tennis Club for a 2-year term after Samuel Ampadu Kyei’s tenure came to an end.
Abebe takes over from Ampadu Kyei a.k.a ‘Kyikyis’, whose tenure was characterized by the transformation of Officers’ Mess into arguably the most reputable tennis club, not only in Kumasi, but in Ghana as a whole. He steps down after serving two -year terms
S.S. Abebe is expected to continue good works of Kyikyis who has been at the helm of the Officers’ Mess tennis club since February 2013.
Under the stewardship of Kyikyis, 4 Garrison became the most attractive tennis club in the country, growing their membership from a paltry 35 members to over 100 members during that period. All tournaments hosted by 4 Garrison have been corporate sponsored, further underpinning the attractiveness of the club to corporate Ghana.
The tennis courts of the club have also seen enormous transformation with the renovation of the courts and installation of floodlights. The quality of 4 Garrison’s courts was recognized after they hosted the National Ranking Tournament.
Mr Ampadu Kyei
Other notable initiatives under Ampadu Kyei’s tenure includes the institution of the Ball Boys’ tournament, the completion of the changing rooms with hot water facility for men and women, and the continuous support for the education of ball boys and girls.
Officers’ Mess Tennis club will soon open their own Club House, the first of its kind in Ghana and the envy of many a tennis club in the country.
For the first time in the history of 4 Garrison Officers’ Mess Tennis Club, their president Samuel Ampadu Kyei was elected vice president of the Ashanti Regional Tennis Association and Vice president of the Ghana Tennis Federation, all in recognition of the contributions he has made towards the development of the club and tennis in the country.
Kyikyis pledged his support to Abebe in his quest to continue the good works he is leaving behind.