The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, in conjunction with the Richard Krajicek Foundation, tennis coaching is provided for approximately 65 children aged 6-16. There are many one-parent households and high unemployment in the district, consequently the financial support from the parents for tennis activities is limited. The programme offers the children 2-4 hours of tennis coaching per week; in addition the kids are also taught life skills and the importance of healthy eating. A partnership has been set up with a regular tennis club, which allows our pupils to also participate in junior team competitions and tournaments.

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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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