Ghana Tennis Legend Frank Ofori Back On The Court After 7 Years

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It was a spectacle to behold this afternoon at the center court of the Accra sports stadium as Ghana Tennis legend Bishop Frank Ofori returned to the tennis court after a seven-year absence.

Ofori who has been named after the Tennis Centre Court inside the Accra sports stadium (Frank Ofori Centre Court) following his blistering career in the sport which put Ghana on the world map in the ’90s, was a household name in the world tennis circles and retired in 2000.

The longest-serving player Ghana has seen on the national tennis racket joined some other former Ghana Tennis players who are now coaching in the United States of America and the United Kingdom to give some young players in the sport, tutorials and advice ahead of the upcoming Under-18 Junior World Tour coming on at the Accra sports stadium from the 24th-31st August 2019.

Bishop Frank Ofori explaining a point to the young athletes

He offered some pep talks to the young athletes Ghana Under-18 male and female players who are being groomed ahead of the competition and shared a few match-winning strategies that aided his game during his successful playing days.

In a chat with, Frank Ofori who is now a Bishop mentioned that he had to take a seat back from the sport due to his calling and commitment to the Church adding that “it feels good to be back after all these years”.

“I had to take that long break because of the calling and the Ministry. I am a Bishop now and had to devote some time off Tennis to concentrate.”

Imparting some good tennis knowledge to these young lads, the Frank Ofori way

He revealed that his decision to return to the game that brought him to the limelight was as a result of his burning desire to help some of the upcoming talented young Ghanain tennis players who he stressed have so much potential and could do more exploits would they get the right motivation and coaching.

“Indeed its been a long time coming but this is something I have been thinking about for some time now, especially looking at the crop of young players we have now as a nation. I feel there’s the need to give back by availing myself when I can to help these young ones, by helping to groom them for future assignments and competitions”, Ofori mentioned in an exclusive interview with our editor, Dada Oliseh on Thursday afternoon.

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