Tennis juniors to compete in Kenya

29Mar 2016
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Tennis juniors to compete in Kenya

AFTER lacklustre display in the just ended African Junior Tennis Championships (AJTC) in Pretoria, Arusha Gymkhana Club (AGC) has unveiled strategies aimed at restoring the club’s lost glory at international platform.

AGC has the best tennis players in the country as it has full time coaches for the junior teams and also is one of the few clubs which can manage to send its players to international events.

Recently, AGC paid return air tickets for its two players Omari Sulle, Ester Nankulange and coach Nicholas Jonas to AJTC in South Africa.

Speaking recently, AGC head coach Jonas said after a poor showing in South Africa the team is training hard for the coming International Tennis Federation and Confederation of African Tennis (ITF/CAT) East African 12 &14 and Under circuit to be held next month in Nairobi for five days from April 17.

He said the two circuit events will involve all junior players from the East Africa region, the first circuit to be held from April 17 and the second from April 20.

“Of course there are many things which we learnt at the Africa Junior Championships in South Africa and as a coach I’m working hard with my players to improve on the shortfalls that haunted the team in Pretoria, our aim is to redeem our lost glory at the Kenya event”, he said.

He named t players from his club who will represent the country at the event as Ester Nankulange, Kanuti Allagwa, Shana Mao and Faith Nnko.

“They are all young players but with a promising future, most of them this will be their first time to compete at an international event, but I’m very confident they can produce wonders, the only thing is to train them so that they can gain the needed confidence”, he said.

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