Ugandan tennis youngster Henry Ayesiga, who is a tennis scholar at the Sadili Tennis Academy in Nairobi has been selected to take part in the African 14 and Under Masters of the Confederation of African Tennis.
It brings together Africa’s best eight boys and eight girls tennis players.
This is as a result of their performance in all African 14 and under circuit, including the African Junior Championships.
The Masters will be hosted by the Kenyan Lawn Tennis Association and will be held at the Nairobi Club from from December 4-10.
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For those who perform well, the CAT will offer further assistance by providing travel assistance in order to participate to International Tennis Federation junior events Grade Four and Five next year.
This is US$1,000 for winners in both boys and girls category; US$ 600 for first runners-up and US$400 for second runners-up.
Henry Ayesiga, who is trained and sponsored by international tennis professional, Dr. Liz Odera, has been at the academy for the last four years, growing his game progressively, while schooling at Malezi School in Langata.
He played four ITF/CAT events in Kenya and Burundi, reaching finals in two and winning two legs, earning him sixth place overall.
Sadili Oval Tennis Academy has produced some of East Africa’s best, including Hassan Ndayashimiye (Burundi), who now trains at the ITF Centre in Pretoria and played his first Wimbledon and US Open this year and Amadi Kagoma (Burundi), currently number two in East Africa.