Senior players take to the courts at Yellow Dots Squash Open

..As tournament officially serves off at Teslim Balogun Stadium

 The main draws of the maiden 2024 Yellow Dots Squash Open Championship served off on Wednesday, March, 6 at the Squash Court of Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos.
The biggest squash championship in the country which began with the qualifiers last Saturday attracted many top players in the county who are gunning for the big cash prize available in the week long competition.
Declaring the tournament open, Chairman of Yellow Dots Recreation and Sports club, organisers of the tournament, Prince Sola Adekunle said that he’s happy with the high turn out of players just as he stated that the tournament is part of their efforts at developing the racket game.
Prince Adekunle while expressing hope that there will be no dull moment at the tournament with the finals being explosive, appealed to the players to be disciplined and take their game serious.
In his own remarks, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the tournament, Dr. Femi Bankole said that the tournament will give local players opportunity of gaining maximum points to be ranked by the Professional Squash Association ( PSA).

He also noted that with Squash featuring at the 2028 Olympics, hopefully some of the players will later represent the country at the global sporting event.
“We the organisers are highly excited with the turnout of players. Since the tournament began last Saturday with the juniors and U-16, a lot of potential players have been discovered and we look forward to more discoveries as the tournament progresses”, he said.

He assured that the organisers will make it an annual event even as he commended their numerous sponsors such as; Ten Royals Limited, Steams Logistics Limited, Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue, De- Potter Nigeria Limited, Moyin Papers,WestHill, Japaul, EMO and Praise Him Autos for their support .
Speaking on their expectations, both the country’s men and women No 1 players; Gabriel Olufumilayo and Rofiat Abdulrazeez said they hope to see some upsets but were quick to add they’re well prepared for hostilities.
A total prize money of N 6.5 million will be won by various categories of players with the winners of the men and women categories going home with N800,000 each while their runners- up will smile home with N500,000 each just as junior players will go home with gifts items such as rackets, bags, shoes etc
The championship will be rounded up on Saturday March, 9 with the finals of the U-16 boys and girls as well as that of the seniors taking centre stage.

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