Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sadili 8-Series Challenge No. 7 Presents a Great Weekend of Tennis

Sadili 8-series tournaments have become a staple for kids under the age of 12, especially those in Sadili’s Court of Dreams programme. On Saturday 8th October 2016 , the trend continued and a record of  78 boys and girls gathered to participate in the  Sadili 8-Series challenge no. 7. Having considered the fact that most kids in the court of dreams programme live in Kibera, this time the younger groups (under 6 and under 8) played at Sadili’s Kibera tennis courts as the older ones (under 10 and under 12) played at Sadili Oval’s tennis courts. It was a very sunny weekend in Nairobi, but the kids made the day interesting and fun with their wonderful prowess in the game. Sadili Staff did great work organising the kids into teams and shortly after their registration, matches got swiftly underway.

Run under a Sadili/International Inspiration partnership, this tournament was proudly sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods, Sadili Oval, Comic Relief as well as volunteer coach Kent Smith from the USA who had recently visited Sadili to offer free tennis training to kids in the court of dreams programme.


U-6 Boys
Red Team
Daddy Oduor vs  Stanley Muli 7/6
Daddy Oduor vs  George Onyango 4/7

Winner: Daddy Oduor
Runner up: George Onyango

Green Team
Eugene Michael vs  Eugene Otieno 7/2
Eugene Michael vs  Brighton Atieno 5/7
Eugene Michael vs  Arnold Otieno 6/7
Arnold Otieno vs Eugene Otieno 7/3
Arnold Otieno vs Brighton Atieno 7/3

Winner: Arnold Otieno
Runner up: Eugene Michael

U-6 Girls
Red Team
Sheila Awuor vs  Valarie Akinyi 7/4

Winner: Sheila Awuor
Runner up: Valerie Akinyi

Green Team
Elizabeth Mwende vs  Sheila Simiyu 5/7
Sheila Simiyu Vs Mary Awino 7/4

Winner: Sheila Simiyu
Runner up: Mary Awino

U-8 Boys
Red Team
Alvin Odhiambo vs  James K’Oloo 3/11
Alvin Odhiambo vs  Brian Odhiambo 11/9
Alvin Odhiambo vs  Emmanuel Ochieng 4/11
Brian Odhiambo vs James K’Oloo 11/6
Brian Odhiambo vs Emmanuel Ochieng 11/5
James K’Oloo vs Emmanuel Ochieng  7/11

Winner: Brian Odhiambo
Runner up: Emmanuel Ochieng

Green Team
Barrack Ochieng vs  Joshua Okwara 3/11
Barrack Ochieng vs  Samuel Oduor  9/11
Joshua Okwara vs  Samuel Oduor  5/11

Winner: Samuel Oduor
Runner up: Joshua Okwara

U-8 Girls
Red Team
Michelle Oginga vs Condoleezza Atieno 6/11
Michelle Oginga vs  Lalety Akinyi 0/11
Michelle Oginga vs Yvonne Achieng’ 0/11
Condoleezza Atieno vs  Lalety Akinyi 9/11
Condoleezza Atieno vs Yvonne Achieng’ 11/8
Yvonne Achieng’ vs  Lalety Akinyi 5/11

Winner: Lalety akinyi
Runner up: Condoleezza Atieno

Green Team
Irene Nyaleso vs Faith Kambua 11/9
Irene Nyaleso vs Faith Musyoki 11/5
Irene Nyaleso vs Fatuma Katunge 11/6
Faith Kambua vs  Faith Musyoki 11/4
Faith Kambua vs Fatuma Katunge 11/7
Fatuma Katunge vs  Faith Musyoki 11/3

Winner: Irene Nyaleso
Runner up: Faith Kambua

Blue Team
Miriam Mutheu vs Mary Alice 11/6
Miriam Mutheu vs Brenda Mukoya 5/11
Miriam Mutheu vs Faith Mueni 7/11
Brenda Mukoya vs  Faith Mueni 11/6
Brenda Mukoya vs Mary Alice 11/6
Mary Alice vs  Faith Mueni 8/11

Winner: Brenda Mukoya
Runner up: Faith Mueni

U-10 Boys
Red Team
Michael Oduor vs Samuel Otieno 11/6
Michael Oduor vs  Elvis Okoth 11/8
Michael Oduor vs Byron Otieno 11/9
Elvis Okoth vs  Byron otieno 8/11
Elvis Okoth vs Samuel Otieno 11/9
Samuel Otieno vs Byron Otieno 9/11

Winner: Michael Oduor
Runner up: Byron Otieno

Green Team
Givonce Tenny vs Stephen Kigunzi 11/9
Givonce Tenny vs Franklin Otieno 11/6
Givonce Tenny vs Clinton Oduor 9/11
Franklin Otieno vs  Clinton Oduor 5/11
Franklin Otieno vs Stephen Kigunzi 6/11
Stephen Kigunzi vs  Clinton Oduor 7/11

Winner: Clinton Oduor
Runner up: Givonce Tenny

Blue Team
Ismael Abdul vs Wycliffe Otieno 11/7
Ismael Abdul vs Patel Mbecha 8/11
Ismael Abdul vs Bellemy Ochieng 11/10
Patel Mbecha vs  Bellemy Ochieng 11/4
Patel Mbecha vs Wycliffe Otieno 11/5
Bellemy Ochieng vs Wycliffe Otieno 11/8

Winner: Patel Mbecha
Runner up: Ismael Abdul

U-10 Girls
Red Team
Margaret Atieno vs Rhoda Kambua 9/11
Margaret Atieno vs Angela Alwanga 4/11
Margaret Atieno vs Christine Atieno 11/4
Angela Alwanga vs  Christine Atieno 11/4
Angela Alwanga vs Rhoda Kambua 9/11
Christine Atieno vs  Rhoda Kambua 11/10

Winner: Angela Alwanga
Runner up: Rhoda Kambua

Blue Team
Joyce Kaure vs Pamey Achieng 11/1

Winner: Joyce Kaure
Runner up: Pamey Achieng

U-12 Boys
Red Team
Edward Otieno vs Van Vicker Otieno 2/0
Joash Okombo vs  Edward Otieno 1/2
Edward Otieno vs Ian Okombo 2/1
Joash Okombo vs  Ian Okombo 2/0
Ian Okombo vs Van Vicker Otieno 2/0
Joash Okombo vs Van Vicker Otieno 0/2

Winner: Edward Otieno
Runner up: Van Vicker Otieno

Green Team
Bernard Mwanzia vs Henry Otieno 1/2
Bernard Mwanzia vs Stephen Koki 2/0
Bernard Mwanzia vs Eddy Ochieng 1/2
Stephen Koki vs  Eddy Ochieng 0/2
Eddy Ochieng vs Henry Otieno 1/2
Stephen Koki vs  Henry Otieno 0/2

Winner: Henry Otieno
Runner up: Eddy Ochieng

U-12 Girls
Red Team
Scovia Nafula vs Fanice Asengo 2/1
Scovia Nafula vs  Aphline Akoth 2/0
Scovia Nafula vs Agness Syovoo 2/0
Aphline Akoth vs  Agness Syovoo 1/2
Agness Syovoo vs Fanice Asengo 0/2
Aphline Akoth vs  Fanice Asengo 0/2

Winner: Scovia Nafula
Runner up: Fanice Asengo

Green Team
Anne Katile vs Grace Hilda 0/2
Anne Katile vs Lydia Valarie 1/2
Anne Katile vs Magreen Atieno 2/0
Lydia Valarie vs  Magreen Atieno 2/1
Magreen Atieno vs Grace Hilda 0/2
Grace Hilda vs Lydia Valarie 2/0

Winner: Grace Hilda
Runner up: Lydia Valarie

Blue Team
Rosemeline Akinyi vs Beryl Adongo 1/2
Rosemeline Akinyi vs Beatrice Akinyi 1/2
Beryl Adongo vs Beatrice Akinyi 1/2

Winner: Beatrice Akinyi
Runner up: Beryl Adongo

Winners of the day were awarded school stationery including pens, erasers, sharpeners among others.
The day was then topped off with lunch for all the kids and some refreshing beverages.

The Sadili 8- Series is a tournament for U6, U8, U10 & U12 kids (all levels), with Tennis Africa Cup ranking. It is intended to encourage beginner-intermediate juniors to play competitions and was initiated by tennis professional, Dr. Liz Odera.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the tournament, and congratulations to all the winners.  Thanks also to our sponsors and those who helped to organise and run the event – Sadili Oval Staff.
Edward Otieno

Condoleezza Atieno (left) and Lalety Akinyi

Brian Odhiambo

Henry Otieno
Irene Nyaleso

Angela Alwanga

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