Streettennis Project Reigersbos/Amsterdam
These tennis kids started about 1.5 years ago with tennis training in our project.
A short round up of the notable events of 2020.
Every year the Richard Krajicek Foundation organises the so called Krajicek Tennis Tour.
Teams from 126 playgrounds all over the Netherlands can participate in these team matches.
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.
Chuks,Tennis Project Trainer, and his daughter, Sylvia Okafor, visited Nigeria where Chuks was born and Sylvia participated in her first ITF Future tournaments. This photograph was taken at a tennis clinic in Lagos, for local kids, run by Chuks and Sylvia; Chuks is in the blue shirt.
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.
For the first time this year, some of the kids in our “street tennis” project are participating in the so called ‘Tennis Kids World Tour’, organized by the Dutch tennis association.
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