The 5th Chrome Tennis classic was held on August 5, 2012 at the Chrome Hard Court Oraifite in Anambra State of Nigeria. The Nnewi sports club annual tournament sponsored by Chrome Group, this year saw the participation of Nigeria’s ranked number one player: U.S.-based Mumuni Babalola. The tournament also welcomed Nigeria’s number two Henry Aiseye, Nigeria’s former number two, Turkey-based Austine Nwokedi and Nigeria’s number four, Sunday Maku. Other rated players who graced the tournament included Albert Bikom, Nigeria’s number 10 and Ugochukwu Njoku, Nigeria’s 34.
The tennis tournament saw Nigeria’s number’s two Henry Aiseye defeating number 1 Babalola, to emerge the champion at the singles tournament. Austine Nwokedi emerged 3rd and Sunday Maku 4th.
The Chairman of the Chrome Group, sports-loving Sir Emeka Offor underwrote the cost of the return tickets (local and international) of the invited ranked players to the tune of N700,000 ($4,270). The champion of the keenly contested tournament Henry Aiseye carted away the sum of $10,000, while the second runner up Mumuni Babalola collected a sum of $7,000. The 3rd and 4th runners up Austine Nwokedi and Sunday Maku each bagged sums of $5,000 and $3,000 respectively. All these are courtesy of Chrome Group.