Tennis Kenya President Mr. James Kenani third from left back row and Rosemary Owino, Tennis Coach second from right with Zion zone tennis team at Nairobi Club yesterday. Photo: Jared Odhiambo.
By Benard Mulwa
The President for tennis Kenya Mr. James Kenani has today flagged off Zion tennis team which will be flying to Burundi tomorrow for the East Africa Championship for under 14 and under 16.
The team which will be playing against East African Countries is set to represent Kenya is in two groups, boys and girls under 14 and 16 years.
Mr. Kenani said Kenya is regarded as a strong team in East Africa and the team has trained enough to face their opponents.
Present at the flagging off ceremony of the team in Nairobi Club was Mr. Sean Del Ross, the father of Ayan Quadres who is playing under 14 and Mr. Anand Chandarana the father of Aum Chandarana playing under 14 as well.
The President for tennis Kenya said the team is well sponsored and their stay in Burundi should be comfortable and he is seeking to co-ordinate with the Ministry of tourism to make the game more popular within Africa.
According to the President, the team is sponsored by International tennis federation but he asked the parents of the players to join in supporting.
“We will be having a zonal meeting in Burundi to discuss what best we can do to make it better in East Africa,” he said adding that in their last match Kenya performed well and immerged the winners.
Rosemary Owino, Coacher of the team said the federation is seeking to introduce young coaches to work with the old coaches in the team as part of a long term the federation is developing adding that the girls are doing better than the boys.