Dar tennis players to feature in EA junior tourney

12Nov 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Dar tennis players to feature in EA junior tourney

TANZANIA will be represented by eight junior tennis players at the coming East Africa U-14 tournament slated for the end of this month in Kenya, national junior team's coach Salum Mvita disclosed.

Tanzania’s tennis player, Tumaini Martin, takes part in a past ITF/CAT junior championship, which took place in Dar es Salaam.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Mvita said the tournament will be held in Nairobi from November 28 to December 4.

He pointed out that all of the nation junior team’s players are undergoing intensive training at their clubs.

Mvita stopped short of mentioning the players who will make the trip and the squad’s head coach, saying there are other modalities which the national tennis governing body, Tanzania Tennis Association (TTA), is working on.

“The country will be represented by eight players at the coming East Africa junior circuit, for now I can not name the players as there are some modalities we are working on," he disclosed.

"Once everything is over we will disclose them, the only thing I can say is that the players are going intensive trainings.”

He also pointed out that all of the players travelling to the event will be sponsored by either their parents or guardians.

The TTA, he disclosed, will solicit for sponsorship for the coach's transport and accommodation in Kenya.

Mvita said the East Africa U-14 Circuit is aimed at keeping junior tennis players from across the region active.

“The aim of the East Africa Circuit is to keep players from the region active. It also helps coaches from the region identify and nurture players who can win medals for their countries and also prepare them for rating,” he said.

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