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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Stage set for tennis event

30th October 2010

Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club is expected to host a tennis tournament open to all players for two days from November 13.

DGC tennis captain, who also happens to be the secretary of Tanzania Tennis Association, Inger Njau, said the event would involve singles and doubles’ events for gender balanced players with age bracket of under 8 and 18.

Each participant would be required to part with entry fee to the tune of 3,000/- and the deadline for entries is November 12 at 18 hours.

The tournament comes hot on heels of another junior event staged for the first time at the Kijitonyama Tennis Club courts last weekend.

The forthcoming tennis tourney is expected to provide an opportunity for players to exhibit their prowess, particularly those who flopped in last week’s event.

Meanwhile, Njau lauded the successful organisation of the junior championship, saying it is bound to inspire teens to compete with increased frequency.

“The turnout was encouraging. A total of 145 junior players from Arusha, Morogoro, Coast Region and Dar es Salaam participated! We have never had such a big turn up,” she said.

“A good number of parents were following the matches. In other words the interest for the game is really on the increase,” she added.

“If a good number of the young ones will keep the interest, in the future we might have many good players in Tanzania,” so says Njau.

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