18 Feb Episode 3 Podcast: ITF Development Officer East Africa Thierry Ntwali
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 region. He discuss the lack of popularity of the sport in some parts of the region and ITF’s efforts to boost its popularity. The two talk about the challenges of retaining the older girls in the game, and the retention plans to keep them in the sport.
Ntwali stresses the need for all nations to have their national training centers to help develop more talent. One of the talented kids Ntwali thinks will have a good tennis future is 15-year-old Sada Nahimana.