Moshi tennis club gets support

21May 2019
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Moshi tennis club gets support

MOSHI-based tennis club, Rafiki Foundation, has hailed Dekker Bruins Chrysanthemum Company for providing financial support to the former’s five junior players to enable them to travel to Kenya to compete at the coming Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) 14 & Under tournament that will take place.

Rafiki Foundation tennis team’s coach, Charles Laizer (R) poses for picture with some of his players before a training session in Kilimanjaro recently. PHOTO: COURTESY OF RAFIKI FOUNDATION

Charles Laizer, a volunteer coach for the team, said they are happy with the financial support they got from Dekker Bruins Chrysanthemum and described it as timely and most welcome.

The five players from Rafiki Foundation who will travel to Kenya under the company’s sponsorship are Naitoti Singo, Aurelia Mushi, Rachael Swai, Isaka Ndossi and Emmanuel Minja.

The foundation, according to Laizer, banks on financial and material support from well-wishers to operate the project.

He said they are always open for any support especially on meeting participation costs for tennis tournaments and others.

"As a volunteer coach for Rafiki Foundation, I am very happy with the support which Dekker Bruins Chrysanthemum has given us,” he said.

“This is very welcome and we ask others to emulate as our aim is to see many children compete at international events.”

“I also thank the International School of Moshi, which allowed us to use their courts.”

Rafiki Foundation has more than 20 junior tennis players and it has recently produced top players who have done well in both local and international events.