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    African Lawn Tennis took a major step forward on Saturday (1st December) with the opening of the first African Tennis Championships in Khartoum, Sudan.

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    African Lawn Tennis took a major step forward on Saturday (1st December) with the opening of the first African Tennis Championships in Khartoum, Sudan. Play will continue until Saturday (December 8th). Six countries are taking part - Ghana, Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Cameroon.

    The decision to stage the Championships was made when representatives of 19 African Tennis Federations met during the All Africa Games in Nigeria early this year. The Sudanese Federation offered to stage the Championships during this meeting.

    A notable absentee from the Championships is Egypt, regarded as the leading tennis country in the African continent and a regular competitor in the Davis Cup competition.

    The players met on the courts of the Khartoum Tennis Club, and paraded before spectators and officials during the opening ceremony. Fourteen matches were to be played. In the first, Mike from Cameroon, defeated Bahig of Sudan,

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X4AMC42TITT8RUTHFFEI9CVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X4AMC42TITT8RUTHFFEI9CVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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