8 year old tennis sensation Maggie Namaganda is set to travel too the ITF development center in Bujumbura, Burundi to start her long journey of becoming Uganda’s next tennis star.
The tennis prodogy is studying at Naguru Infant School and is a primary 4 year old student. Namaganda landed the invitation after impressing the local tennis governing body Uganda Tennis Association and the Uganda Olympic Committee who have offered to pay for her ticket to the center which is for East Africa and is headed by Rwandan Thierry Ntwali.
The tennis fraternity at Lugogo on Saturday raised sh1.2 million shillings after she had a spin off with Duncan Mugabe, Uganda’s number 1 tennis player after he had beaten UTA boss Cedric Babu, in a tennis clash at Center Court at Lugogo tennis club.
“I coach several tennis kids and youngsters at Uganda School for Deaf that has about 20 kids,Shimoni Demo school about 60 kids and East kololo Primary School 70 kids,” Vincent Kaddu, the coach and father of Namaganda said in an interview. “I have many more kids that can graduate and become players for the future all we need is support from the Uganda Tennis Association and the government for us to attain these objectives.”
The kids and youngsters are coached during the holiday tennis clinics. Uganda Tennis Association is using this as a means of implementing their long term grassroots tennis development with several partners like the Uganda Olympic Committee.