Uganda Tennis Federation President Cedric Babu is convinced that the future of Uganda in the game of tennis is bright and good hands.
Babu commended the talent of the youngsters who featured in the annual Tennis For All National Junior Open.
“I had not watched wonderful talents and really well behaved kids in a long time,” Babu said.
“Thanks to Rajiv Ruparelia and Kabira Country Club for the courts as well as the organisers for continuing to do good with the youngsters.
“I salute all the academies and parents, too! This unity is the way to go”
The Tennis For All Uganda moves to empower, mobilise and educates slum children through tennis.
The previous five editions were held at East Kololo Primary School courts but the event’s hype was lifted two fold after Rajiv Ruparelia offered the organizers Julius Kyobe and Vincent Muwereza the well kempt Kabira Country Club courts.
It was held at Kabira Country Club for the first time
Over 70 children from different age groups but not over the age of 14 from at least six academies including; including hosts Tennis For All Uganda, Let’s Play Tennis Uganda, Kabira Country Club, Prodigy Sports Academy, Lugogo Sports Club and Kampala Club among others.
Sixth Tennis For All National Junior Open
Boys Under 14
Abdul Latif beat Cillian Ndilima 10/8, 10/7
Girls Under 14
Dhannvi Dechamma beat Jill Torres Acar 10/8, 10/7
Boys Under 12
Francis Owana beat Mikye Warom 10/6, 10/5
Girls Under 12
Anisha Nakato beat Claire Nalubula 10/6, 10/8
Boys Under 10
Muzamiru Arafat beat Ronnie Ogem 10/8, 10/7
Girls Under 10
Praise Agenomungu beat Sheena Amanda Ssenyomo 10/5, 10/8
Boys Under 8
Hussein Lukman beat Joshua Magoba 10/7, 10/9
Girls Under 8
Hope Amor beat Hannah Ainembabazi Bagaya 10/7, 5/10, 10/9