Former National Tennis Star and Spouse to Former Chief Justice Kingsley-Nyinah laid to rest
Madam Georgina Amoafi Kingsley-Nyinah was on March 17, 2023 laid to rest in Accra, after a funeral service was held at the St. John Methodist Church, Tantra Hill.
A former National Ladies’ Tennis Champion, Mrs. Kingsley-Nyinah died on February 18, 2023 in Accra.
She was the wife of the late Justice Joseph Kingsley-Nyinah, a former Electoral Commissioner of Ghana.
She was also Mother to Mrs. Patricia Christabel Kyerematen, Wife of Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen.
Madam Georgina Amoafi Kingsley-Nyinah’s love for Tennis started in her early years at the Adabraka Tennis Club and she maintained the passion throughout the years.
The climax of her competition career came in 1976 when she defeated Victoria Dowuona to win the Ghana Lawn Tennis Association Women’s Single Title.
She won the national title at the age of 44 and defeated her younger and powerful opponent who was 18 and pre-tournament favorite, prevailing over three sets of nail-biting tennis.
It was an extraordinary demonstration of skill, determination and strength of spirit which were the hallmarks of the career of the deceased.
It was the last competitive match of the woman known in Tennis circles as Auntie Georgina, who subsequently shifted from Social Tennis and also played Administrative roles in the Sport serving on the Board of the Ghana Lawn Tennis Club and on the National Sports Council for many years.
Madam Georgina Amoafi Kingsley-Nyinah was 90.