3rd Annual Tennis Tournament:

  • July 8th – 10th 2016 – Lugogo Tennis Club, Kampala
  • 9 a.m – 4 p.m Daily

At least 250 participants are expected to take part in the 3rd edition of the annual schools’ tennis tournament slated for the 8th – 10th July 2016 at the Lugogo Tennis Club in Kampala.

The tournament will attract both genders from schools across Kampala and from as far as Arua.

Henry Muyanja, Head of Operations, Uganda Children’s Trust Fund (UCTF) confirms to Kawowo Sports;

We [Uganda Children Trust Fund] believe that sport is a vital component of the development of young people, offering both physical and mental benefits.

The tournament helps children to meet others in a competitive environment and encourages the development of the sport at the grassroots level.

The tournament is organised and funded by the Uganda Children’s Trust Fund in partnership with the Uganda Tennis Association.

It gives children from schools across Uganda the chance to meet new people and play tennis.

David Oringa is one of the products of the Uganda Children’s Trust Fund

Girls and boys will be playing tennis in ages U-8 to U-18 with various students from the participating schools winning trophies in their age classes.

Last year, Winnie Namaganda, was the girls U-8 winner from Naguru Infant Primary School while Annet Ngoga, from Shimoni Demonstration School was the U-10 winner.

Allan Pangasi (Naguru Infant Primary School) took the U-10 title.

The overall winners for primary schools (girls and boys) were Nakasero Primary School.

The overall winners in Boys secondary schools was Kibuli Senior Secondary School while the girls crown went to Saint Mary’s College Namagunga

About the Uganda Children’s Trust Fund:

The Uganda Children’s Trust Fund gives unprivileged children in Uganda an education, and the opportunity to develop their sporting talents.

Their sports programme consists of building and refurbishing facilities, provision of equipment, coaching and development.

Approximately 1800 vulnerable children attend their sport programmes every year.

The charity has also found success through one of their members, David Oringa, who is currently one of Uganda’s top tennis players.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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