Recuperating tennis star, Tanis Okpala returns to tennis courts

Tania Okpala
Tania Okpala

Tania Okpala, the former Tennis Star who is undergoing rehabilitation from drug- related challenges, has returned to tennis courts.

Okpala, who had joined City Sports Club on the sponsorship of Nonye Soludo, engaged in routine trainings as part of her rehabilitation process.

Soludo, wife of Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra, who described herself as Okpala’s number one fan, expressed satisfaction at her level of recovery after seeing her play again.

Tania and Mrs Soludo

According to Soludo, the training is part of her process of recovery. It keeps her busy, focused and mentally balanced.

“I am impressed with her training and work rate, her footwork, flexibility and understanding of the game.

“I am committed to Tania’s full recovery, as she recovers, we will engage her positively to ensure she goes back to tertiary institution for further studies,” she said.

Soludo took over the rehabilitation and welfare of Okpala after she was seen in viral video roaming the streets of Awka with visible signs of psycho-social challenges.

Okpala is a former national junior tennis champion.