Tennis trio of John Njau, Tumaini Martini and Godluck Shelema are expected to board a Johannesburg-bound flight on Friday to attend a three-week long International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) course in Pretoria.
The secretary general of the Tanzania Tennis Association (TTA), Inger Njau, said the trip has been facilitated by Simba Cement Company.
She said the Pretoria camp will boost the players’ morale, give them experience and more technical know how of the game. The centre has top class instructors and modern training facilities.
Njau thanked the company for its efforts to support tennis in the country and declined to detail the sponsorship package.
John Njau, who will lead the tennis trio, said the training will be an eye opener to him and his colleagues.
“We expect to gain more experience from the training courtesy of well qualified instructors and the modern training equipment,” he said.
Njau, who will be traveling to the camp for the second time, said the centre has been guiding young tennis players to excel, demonstrate positive attitude in training and matches, maintain high level of fitness and achieve good results.
“They have eight hard courts which are good for training and development of players, medical center which include physiotherapy and biogenetics besides a good gymnasium,” he said.