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Addis Ababa

The programme, TDKET (Tariku and Desde, Kids Education through Tennis) located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia supports 70 children per year. Haile Gebrselassie, a former Ethiopian track athlete and winner of two Olympic gold and four World Championships titles, is a patron of the programme. Discipline in tennis and at school is a strong requirement for participation in TDKET and several children who exceed these expectations are rewarded with tennis trips to Germany. Here, they have the opportunity to meet professional tennis players such as Tommy Haas.

Update from Addis Ababa January 2017

monitored by IC of Germany 

Yonas Gebre named a 2017 ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award winner!

Yonas Gebre, is a slum-kid of the first generation of the TDKET - Tariku and Desta Kids` Education through Tennis Development Programme in Addis Ababa. Yonas recently graduated in the USA and will be doing his MBA at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

We are delighted that Yonas has received the 2017 ITA Arthur Ashe Jr Sportsmanship & Leadership Award.

Dr. Matthias Zimmermann and Alex Kurucz, IC Germany

Please watch the video below and listen to Yonas talk about his award:

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