|Henry Ayesiga and Shebani Kabura - Sadili|
Sadili Oval Sports Academy was invited to send two upcoming juniors to this year's 27Th annual USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Camp in San Francisco, USA. The 13 year-old junior players who were invited to attend included Shebani Kabura (Sadili), and Henry Ayesiga (Sadili). They are accompanied by Dr. Liz Odera (Sadili). The players join 36 other juniors aged between 12 and 14 years, selected out of 250,000 children from all over the United States, who are considered as potential leaders in their communities. Sadili received honorary NJTL Chapter recognition in 2008, for our work with underprivileged children.
The Camp was managed by NJTL Coordinator Emily Sandor and players attended a number of leadership training opportunities in San Francisco and at Sonoma University facilities under Andrew Feldman, USTA Volunteer Development Senior manager, Barry Ford, Director of USTA's Education, Advocacy & Public Affairs Department, Dan Limbago, National Manager of NJTL, and China Fanning, USTA's NJTL Education Manager. Tennis training was very well structured, with the involvement of top professional coaches under the camp Head Coach, Tony Stingley (USTA Diversity Specialist and PTR Professional), with notable inclusion of Enrique Casados (PTR Professional and R &R Luxury Tennis Services), Jean Desdunes (former national coach - player development - women, and now USTA Youth Tennis), Dr. Liz Odera (PTR Professional International Clinician, Tester and Sadili Oval Sports Academy Director) and Donald Widener (PTR Professional and Achievable Dream Academy) in providing wide specialist knowledge towards helping the different levels of players who are attending the camp improve their game. Other Pro/Counsellors included Christina Walker (Colorado), Scarlett Lingafelt (North Carolina) and Veronica Osogo (Kenya).
Players will from tomorrow, play the competitions, where players from Sadili hope to perform well.