Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kids have fun at the Sadili 8- Series Junior Tennis Challenge 2016

On Saturday 4th June 2016 Sadili Oval hosted the 8-Series Junior Tennis Challenge at its tennis courts in Lang’ata, Nairobi.  It was during this occasion that kids played for the very first time on the beautifully refurbished Court of Dreams. Nairobi was gloriously sunny and the tennis on show perfectly matched the weather. The event was a great way for the children to try out competitive tennis in a coed, friendly and fun team environment. The tournament, run under a Sadili/International Inspiration partnership, was sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods, Sadili Oval, and Comic Relief among others.

The free-entry tourney was open to everyone and a total of 48 boys and girls participated in it. The juniors ranged in categories from the under 6 to under 12 and played a total of 85 matches with Sadili Oval staff as their referees.

In the under 6 girls’ category, Sheila Awuor carried the day after beating Mitchelle Atieno in the finals, with Collins Odhiambo winning the under 6 boys’ singles.

Angela Alwanga proved to be the strongest in the under 8 girls’ category beating Seline Achieng in the finals, while Brian Odhiambo lifted the under 8 boys’ singles after overpowering Steven Kigunzi in the finals.

In the under 10 boys’ category, Ismael Abdul emerged winner after beating Frankline Otieno in the finals, while Scovia Nafula claimed victory in the under 10 girls’ category after defeating Beatrice Akinyi in the finals.

Agnes Syovoo beat Beryl Adongo in the finals winning the under 12 girls’ category, while Edward Odongo dominated the under 12 boys category beating Henry Ochieng in the finals.

Congratulations to everybody who joined in, and especially to the winners. To view the detailed final results please click on this link: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=B4A2C104-27CE-4F41-818D-04424E073345

The day was then topped off with lunch for all the kids and some refreshing beverages.

The Sadili 8- Series Junior Tennis Challenge is a popular fun-filled Junior tournament for U6, U8, U10 and U12 kids (all levels), with Tennis Africa Cup ranking. It was started by Tennis professional, Dr. Liz Odera and brings kids together in teams to play against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth.

This tournament also served as a qualification for 11-12 year olds towards the Champions Bowl Finals, which will take place in Turkey in October 2016.

Thanks to everyone who played and those who came down and supported the day. We are all looking forward to the next tournament.
Cheers to the Court of Dreams! A few of the kids take a photo at the refurbished court with the Director of Sadili Oval, Dr. Liz Odera (in red, back row) and other Sadili Oval staff


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