Amadi Kagoma, Yasin Lila Shabani, Jamin Luvembe and Dennis Lutaaya overcame Malezi School “B” of Henry Ayesige, Frank Kinyanjui, Shabani Kabura and Dennis Gakuru grabbing the boys’ category while girls’ honours went to Loreto Valley Road School ‘A’ Team comprising Paige Mbugua, Nicole Wandera and Haiyat Shariff.
The winning boys teams paraded experienced players who are some of the best in the region.
They include Kagoma, Ayesige, Kabura and Mbugua who are all common figures in regional tennis tournaments. Malezi School, who is trained by the top regional tennis centre, Sadili Oval Sports Academy in Nairobi, have been national KSSA champions for the last 11 years, defending it again in August 2011.
Malezi ‘A’ dominated the group stage, winning all their matches to top their pool with maximum eight points. They beat Oshwal ‘B’, Narok and Lenana with uniform 6-0 scored in first singles round and repeated the same in round two, beating the same opponents with yet another 3-0 point scores. Malezi “B’ lost only one point to top their group and make the finals. Narok Secomdary were third.
The KLTA said they are making efforts to ensure that the championships run annually and involve more schools across the country as a way to spread the sport nationally.
The KLTA officer Neil Mwombe said: "This is the only way to ensure that tennis stands to grow and spread." Participants lauded both the KLTA and Safaricom for organising the event, saying the tournament was important as it comes at a time when there is not much happening in the tennis calendar.