World tennis governing body, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given players across the world Thursday, 19 September, 2019 as registration deadline for the first leg of this year’s Lagos Open Tennis Championship.
The Lagos Open, which enters its 19th edition, holds from October 7 to 20 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan.
The annual tennis championship is staged to celebrate the sitting Executive Governor of Lagos State and also a destination for emerging young tennis players across the world to earn for ATP points.
The ITF directed that players should register for the first leg of the tournament latest by Thursday, this week while withdrawal deadline is Tuesday, 24 September, 2019.
The first leg serves off with a day qualifying matches on Monday, October 7, while the main draws in both the singles and doubles of men and women events start the following day with the final of the leg holding on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
This first leg has prize money of $50,000 will be shared $25,000 each in both the men and women’s categories.
For the second leg, the ITF also directed that players should register latest by Thursday, September with the withdrawal deadline fixed for Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
The qualifying matches for the second leg hold on Monday 14 October with the main draws starting the following day.
The finals of the second leg, which traditionally is the grand finale with its usual closing ceremony, holds on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other important dignitaries are expected to watch the finals of the singles event.