We have been promoting and supporting tennis for 12 years now and have seen the game grow stronger year on year. Our tennis programme is wide ranging from the building and refurbishment of courts to coaching and the provision of equipment.
Since 2001 we have built 4 new courts and refurbished 4 abandoned courts. Some of these have been in schools and some at community sports clubs. Upon completion of a court we provide equipment, coaching and support with maintenance to ensure the beneficiaries can make the most of the facility.
Build Tennis is the most expensive aspect of our sports programme…
To build a new tennis court it costs between £4,500 and £6,000
To refurbish a neglected and unused court costs between £3,000 and £6,000
Schools out for Tennis is our coaching programme held during each school holiday. Open to all children under the age of 16, they are focused on lowering barriers to entry and increasing participation. We provide coaches, rackets and of course the balls.
They take place in three separate locations…
Kampala: This is our biggest programme and attracts between 70 to 100 kids every day.
Mbale: Mbale is in the east of Uganda near the Kenyan boarder. Daily attendance is between 30 to 50 kids.
Arua: This is our newest addition and is run in conjunction with Arua Tennis Club. Arua is a town in the northwest that was seriously affected by the conflict that plagued much of the north of Uganda.
In 2012 our holiday programmes allowed over 120 kids to play tennis for the first time.
Shining Stars: We are very proud to say that many of our members have, and continue to, compete at regional and international tournaments, including the Junior Commonwealth Games. Our members are amongst the best in Uganda for their age group and this programme is aimed at nurturing and developing that talent.