Namibia Hosts Tennis Coaching Workshop

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The Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) hosted a week-long International Tennis Federation (ITF) Level One coaching course that got underway last week on Monday in Windhoek, Namibia. The course was funded by Olympic Solidarity is funding the workshop with support from the ITF. ITF’s development officer for Southern Africa, Riaan Kruger,  conducting the workshop. The course was attended […]

Botswana Tennis Development On Right Track

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According to Secretary General of Botswana Tennis association (BTA), Boikobo Gaolebalwe, tennis development in Botswana is on the right track. Gaolebalwe in happy that the junior development is progressing and would like the parents to be committed to their children’s daily training.. “Some parents are committed to a certain level in which they would dig […]

Zimbabwe Hosts 3 ITF Tournaments

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Zimbabwe will be hosting  three $10,000 (US) International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures from June 20th and July 10th, 2016  in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. The Tennis Zimbabwe President, Regis Bhunu, said these futures will help with the selection of Davis Cup team. “What we are trying to do is to motivate our players outside the country to come […]

Liberia Launches Junior Tennis Program

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Earlier this month, Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF) launched a junior tennis program as part of an effort to develop and grow future tennis stars. LTF recruited students between 8-10 years old from two schools in Montserrado County. These kids will undergo intensive tennis training. According to LTF General, Dexter Puieyoe, this program in Montserrado is a pilot project […]

Bank Windhoek Sponsors Namibia Jr. Tennis Tournaments

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Namibian Tennis Association (NTA) has partnered with Bank Windhoek to host the Bank Windhoek South Central under-18 Circuit and the Bank Windhoek NTA u18 tournament. The Bank Windhoek-sponsored tournament will take place in April and May 2016 in Windhoek. The Bank Windhoek South Central u18 Circuit will feature top junior players from across the globe who hope […]

Francis Tiafoe Wins 1stR Match At Indian Wells

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American Teenager Francis Tiafoe, whose parents moved to the US from Sierra Leone, moved past fellow American teen Taylor Fritz of United States in a widely anticipated match. Tiafoe won the match 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in their first round match of BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Tiafoe and Taylor are both 18 years old and have been […]

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki Kickoff #WorldTennisDay

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Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka, and Gael Monfils kicked-off the 9th annual BNP Paribas Showdown with the #WorldTennisDay Celebration Monday night, March 7, 2016. Williams will face-off with good friend Wozniacki and on the men’s side, Wawrinka will duel with Monfils. The friendly exhibition matches will be played at the famous Madison Square Garden in […]

South Africa To Host Luxembourg In Davis Cup Tie

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South Africa will host Luxembourg in Davis Cup tie this weekend. South Africa was relegated to Euro/Africa Zone Group 2 tie after a play-off tie loss to Russia in 2013. will be held at Irene Country Club in Gauging, South Africa from March 4-6, 2016. “This is a fantastic event at a fantastic venue and […]

Zambia’s Debt Killing Its Tennis Development

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Zambia Tennis Association (ZTA) needs to settle the $2,500 affiliate fees ASAP before this does major damage to tennis development in the country. ZTA’s failure to meet its obligation with the African tennis body, Confederation of African Tennis (CAT), has affected Zambia’s tennis development in a negative manner. The country’s players haven’t been able to compete […]

Episode 3 Podcast: ITF Development Officer East Africa Thierry Ntwala

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In episode 3 of African Tennis Development weekly podcast, host Ashley Ndebele chats with International Tennis Federation Development Officer for East Africa, Thierry Ntwali. The two chat about the relocation of East Africa’s high performance center from Burundi because of the current political climate in that country. Ntwali discusses tennis development in the East African […]