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 […]

South Africa Announces Davis Cup Team

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South Africa’s newly appointed Davis Cup Captain, Marcos Ondruska, has announced his team that will take on Luxembourg in their Euro/Africa Zone Group on March 4-6 at the Irene Country Club in South Africa. The team includes Tucker Vorster, Lloyd Harris, Ruan Roelofse, Dean O’Brien, and Keith-Patrick Crowley. Captain Ondruska has confirmed that Kevin Anderson, […]

Episode 2 Podcast: Co-Founder Serve4Africa Thabani Sithole

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In this episode of African Tennis Development Podcast, host Ashley Ndebele chats with Thabani Sithole, co-founder of non-profit tennis organization, Serve4Africa. They discuss the organization’s plan to grow the game of tennis in Africa by developing talent. Sithole talks about the setup they’ve put in place in Zimbabwe and the plans to have the same system around the African continent. He also discusses […]