Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sadili's Jamin Luvembe Makes A First to Davis Cup From Kibera

Jamin Luvembe becomes the first tennis player from Kibera, Africa's largest slum, to play Davis Cup when he joins the Kenya team in Tunisia on the 1st of July 2012. 
Jamin was called in at the last minute to play trials at Nairobi Club, started out as the underdog, but rallied to win all his group-stage matches, qualifying for the semifinals as a firm candidate, and ending up as the runnerup, and 4th player for the team after Ibrahim Kibet. Other other two positions were not contested for, as KLTA had already selected  Faiz and Ishmael Changawa of Mombasa. Ishmael is currently the best ranked junior and has posted impressive results in ITF tournaments. Jamin, who is a student at Malezi School, started playing tennis at 8 years, when his brother, Francis Isiaho, introduced him to Sadili Oval Sports Academy. His sponsor and coach, Dr. Liz Odera says "this is Jamin's dream starting to come true. He has proved that committment and hard work pays. He still has a lot to do to become the player we hope to see, but this is a great step ib gaining experience, and we are very proud of him". Jamin has been put on standby, as funds are awaited for from the government, according to KLTA, so Kenyans may have to wait a little longer if he doesn't travel. Kenya will be play against some great teams, including Ghana, Nigeria, Tunisia, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Cote d'Ivoire. Kenya has barely managed to stay in Group 3 and it is hoped that, by exposing juniors like Ishmael and Jamin, the experience will pay off in a few years.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Holiday Camps 2012

All camps include free supervised art, reading and lifeskills. Scholarships available for all sports, apply early.
NAIROBI TENNIS CAMPS - Sadili Oval Tennis Academy
Tiny Tots: 9.00 – 9.45 a.m., Beginners: 10.00 – 11.00 a.m., Intermediate: 11.30 a.m – 12.30 p.m., Junior Squad: 2.00 p.m., Performance Squad: 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. Kshs. 3,500 per week
Week 1: 9 – 13 July 2012
Week 2: 16 – 20 July 2012
Week 3: 23 – 27 July 2012
Week 4: 20 – 24 August 2012

A Level D ranking Tennis Africa event for beginner-intermediate players in the Under 6, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Over 14 year categories, boys and girls will be held at Sadili Oval.

Junior Training at Karen Country Club: 16 – 20 July (members only). 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.: 5-10 years – Tennis, 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: 11 – 16 years – Tennis, 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.: 11 – 16 years – Soccer, 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.: 5-10 years – Soccer. Kshs. 3,000 per sport per week.

Junior Training at Nyali Golf and Country Club Mombasa: 16 – 20 July 2012 (half-day camps): 4-7yrs: 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Ages 8-14: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Charge:  Kshs. 3000 per person.

East Africa’s No. 1 Camp for 6 years to 18 years & includes high performance training for tournament players. Recognised by partners UNEP, Global Sports Alliance and Professional Tennis Registry.
Top Coaches from Africa, Europe and USA will attend. Entry fee: Kshs. 18000 or US$ 320 (non residents) which includes refreshments and lunch. Full boarding facility available at Kshs. 25,500 or US$ 320 (non-residents). This charge covers full board (all meals) from 6th – 17th August 2012. Scholarships available. Entries close on 30th June.
A Level B ranking Tennis Africa event for intermediate-advanced players in the  U12, U14, U16, U18 & U21 categories, boys and girls will be held at Karen Country Club and Sadili Oval.
EAST AFRICA JUNIOR TENNIS OPEN 2011 15 – 17 August 2012
A Tennis Africa Tournament for intermediate and advanced players in the Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18 categories, boys and girls.

Week 1: 9 – 13 July 2012
Week 2: 16 – 20 July 2012
Week 3: 23 – 27 July 2012
Week 4: 20 – 24 August 2012
Weekdays from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Introduction to water skills, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Stroke Improvement, Stroke Refinement. Kshs. 3,500 per person per week.
BARRACUDA PRACTICE GALA– 24th August 2012 afternoon. Lots of prizes!

13 -16 August 2012
Top USA, UK and Africa basketball coaches will be running this camp. Ages: 9 to 21 years. Entry fee: Kshs. 18,000 or US$ 320 (non residents) which includes refreshments and lunch. Full boarding facility available at Kshs. 25,500 or US$ 345 (non-residents) for the players. This charge covers full board (including breakfast and supper) from 12th - 16th August 2012. Scholarships available. Recruiters have been invited to attend. Entries close on 30th July.
12th August: Arrival and registration
13th and 14th August: Youth basketball clinics.
15th August: Basketball Coaches Conference
Morning: coaches to discuss techniques and new trends, share experiences, with on-court presentations. Networking luncheon. Afternoon: Junior basketball clinic.
16th August: 3 on 3, and All-Star Game, Awards.
17th August: Coach’s visit to Nairobi National Park, Elephant Park, Giraffe Manor and Bomas of Kenya.

Weekdays from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Kshs. 3,500 per week.
You’ll learn power walking, kids-step, aero-step, cardio-funk, ndombolo systems and others. Circuit gym for strength building and conditioning.
Week 1: 9 – 13 July 2012
Week 2: 16 – 20 July 2012
Week 3: 23 – 27 July 2012
Week 4: 20 – 24 August 2012
30th July to 3rd August 2012
Under 7: 9.30 a.m., U11: 10.30 a.m., U15: 11.30 a.m., U17: 2.00 p.m., Performance Squad: 3.00 – 4.30 p.m.
Qualified FIFA – trained coaches in attendance. Meet some of Kenya’s stars too! Kshs. 3,500 per week.
27th to 31st August 2012
Under 7: 9.30 a.m., u12: 10.30 a.m., U14: 11.30 a.m., U17: 2.00 p.m., Performance Squad: 3.00 – 4.30 p.m. Train with the best and meet some of Kenya Rugby stars! Kshs. 3,500 per week.

FRENCH/PORTUGUESE/ENGLISH/SWAHILI CLASSES: July and August Kshs. 3000 per week. Daily from 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. You learn to use the everyday spoken language. Good for those who hope to visit and play your chosen sport. Scholarships available.
SUBJECT TUITION: All subjects, experienced teachers from top schools. Charges: 1-2 subjects 3,500 per week; 3-4 subjects 4,500 per week.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Kshs. 2,500 per week
Community library is open all summer at Sadili, enjoy it!
Music classes: learn to play an instrument!
Classes are available at Sadili for most instruments, run by excellent teachers.
MALEZI SCHOOL: Charge: Kshs. 1850 per day, Kshs. 12,500 per week.  GONA SUITES: Charge: 4,000 a day or Kshs. 42,000 for two weeks.

Off Kitengela Road, next to Malezi School, Langata
P. O. Box 8477, Nairobi 00100
Mobile: 0721-556062/0727-843864 ;

Zack Okong'o Selected For Basketball Without Borders

Zack at practice
Malezi Captain and Sadili Talent Training Academy student, Zack Okong'o Basil, was recently selected by the Kenya Basketball Federation as one of two players to represent Kenya at the Basketball Without Borders Training Camp to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa from 30th August to 2nd September 2012. Says 6ft 4' Zack, who plays Shooting Guard, "This is a great opportunity for me, I promise to do my best to prepare and be able to represent myself, my school and my country to the best of my ability". Zack's Coach Joseph Amoko, who was very pleased with the selection and said, "Zack is within the right age bracket required for this camp, and has already proved himself, leading his team to the Provincial Play-offs in March".

Yasin Lila lifts Under 18 at the Smashers Challenge Cup at Sadli Oval

Yasin Lila (Tanzania) today won the boys Under 18 category, beating the defending champion and East Africa’s number 2 player, Amadi Kagoma on Burundi 6/4 3/6 7/4 in a closely contested match, today, at the finals of the Smashers Challenge Cup No. 2 tournament held at Sadili Oval Sports Academy. Other surprises included David Matanda, who beat all opposition, winning his final match against Sylvester Juma 6/4 6/3 to lift the boys Under 14 crown. Kenya Open semi-finalist David Matanda, grabbed the bys Under 12, beating Anttony Owita 6/2 6/4, while 2011 Confederation of Africa number 1 ranked Under 14s Henry Ayesiga (Uganda) beat team mate John Lutaaya 6/1 6/2 to take the boys Under 16s. Smashers Challenge Cup is recognized by Tennis Africa Cup, an international ranking platform.

David Mukhwana



Antony Owita v/s Davis Matanda 2/6,4/6
Davis Matanda v/s Antony Owita 6/2,6/4

Winner:Davis Matanda
Runner up:Antony Owita

Byron Omondi v/s Sylvester Juma 1/6,0/6
Byron Omondi v/s David Mukhwana 1/6,1/6
Byron Omondi v/s Charles Ochieng 6/7(6) 6/0,6/3
Byron Omondi v/s Ronald Omondi 6/1,6/0
Sylvester Juma v/s Byron Omondi 6/1,6/0
Sylvester Juma v/s David Mukhwana 4/6,3/6
Sylvester Juma v/s Charles Ochieng 6/1,6/0
Sylvester Juma v/s Ronald Omondi 6/1,6/0
David Mukhwana v/s Sylvester Juma 6/4,6/3
David Mukhwana v/s Charles Ochieng 6/0,6/0
David Mukhwana v/s Ronald Omondi 6/1,6/0
Charles Ochieng v/sByron Omondi 7/6(6) 0/6,3/6
Charles Ochieng v/s Sylvester Juma 1/6,0/6
Charles Ochieng v/s David Mukhwana 0/6,0/6
Charles Ochieng v/s Ronald Omondi 7/5,7/5
Ronald Omondi v/s Byron Omondi 1/6,0/6
Ronald Omondi v/s Sylvester Juma 1/6,0/6
Ronald Omondi v/s David Mukhwana 1/6,0/6
Ronald Omondi v/s Ronald Omondi  5/7,5/7

Winner: David Mukwana
Runner up: Sylvester Juma

Ian Guandai v/s Henry Ayesiga 0/6,0/6
Ian Guandai v/s John Lutaya 0/6,0/6
Henry Ayesiga v/s Ian Guandai  6/0,6/0
Henry Ayesiga v/s John Lutaya 6/2,6/1
John Lutaya v/s Ian Guandai 6/0,6/0
John Lutaya v/s Henry Ayesiga 2/6,1/6

Winner:Henry Ayesiga
Runner up:John Lutaya

Lonah Bhwenje v/s Melisa Brown 5/7(2) 0/6 5/7
Melisa Brown v/s Lonah Bhwenje 7/5(2) 6/0 7/5

Winner:Melisa Brown
Runner up: Lonah Bhwenje

Yasin Lila v/s John Lutaya 6/2 6/2
Yasin Lila v/s Henry Ayesiga 6/0 6/1
John Lutaya v/s Yasin Lila 2/6 2/6
Henry Ayesiga v/s Yasin Lila 0/6 1/6
Yasin Lila v/s Amadi Kagoma 6/4 3/6 7/4
Yasin Lila v/s Jamin Luvembe 6/3 6/3
Amadi Kagoma v/s Yasin Lila 4/6 6/3 4/7
Amadi Kagoma v/s John Lutaya 6/1 6/0
Amadi Kagoma v/s Henry Ayesiga 6/0 6/0
Amadi Kagoma v/s Jamin Luvembe 6/3 6/2
John Lutaya v/s Amadi Kagoma 1/6 0/6
John Lutaya v/s Henry Ayesiga 1/6 1/6
John Lutaya v/s Jamin Luvembe 6/2 7/5
Henry Ayesiga v/s Amadi Kagoma 0/6 0/6
Henry Ayesiga v/s John Lutaya 6/1 6/1
Henry Ayesiga v/s Jamin Luvembe 6/4 4/6 7/4
Jamin Luvembe v/s Yasin Lila 3/6 3/6
Jamin Luvembe v/s Amadi Kagoma 3/6 2/6
Jamin Luvembe v/s  John Lutaya 2/6 5/7
Jamin Luvembe v/s  Henry Ayesiga 4/6 6/4 4/7

Winner:Yasin Lila
Runner up: Amadi Kagoma