The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Amsterdam

Co-financed by the Krajicek Foundation, the IC of Netherlands provides facilities, equipment and tennis coaching to disadvantaged children in the Reigersbos district of Amsterdam. The region is a multicultural district primarily of Surinam and African roots with considerable unemployment or one-parent families. The programme accommodates approximately 60 children who receive 2-4 hours tennis per week. The programme hosts junior team competitions and the ABN AMRO Young Talent Trophy which provide an opportunity to the children to play in tournaments. The aim is to build life skills such as discipline, fair play, adherence to rules of tennis and teamwork, as well as a commitment to self-development and healthy nutritional habits.

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Sylvia's Story December 2017

In 1990 Sylvia ’s parents moved from Nigeria to Amsterdam, Netherlands in search for a better life. They settled in the Reigersbos area of Amsterdam where Sylvia was born in 2000. Until then the only tie the Okafor family had with tennis was an occasional glimpse on television.

Exchange Tournament 17th June 2017

Recently a large group of our street tennis kids and their coaches assembled for a bus ride to The Hague to play matches against kids from a similar project as ours.  In order to create equal matches, the children were divided in three levels according to their tennis skills.  In the morning short singles matches were played and after a joint lunch the program continued with doubles.

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