Supported by IC of Germany

Monitored by the IC of Germany, children from the city slums are given tennis coaching, education and free meals. Discipline in tennis and at school is a requirement for participation in the programme and several children who exceeded expectations have been rewarded with tennis trips to Germany. The head coaches are brothers Tariku and Desta Tesfaye, who both represented Ethiopia in African Championships and Tariku at the Davis Cup. Yonas Gebre, who was one of the first children involved over 20 years ago, has successfully finished his studies in the USA and returned to Addis Ababa. During his time in the States, Yonas received a very special award, the Arthur Ashe Jr Sportsmanship & Leadership Award. His former college in Idaho declared him as “the most valuable player of the whole state in the last decade”.

Newsletter May 2024

This is our latest update on our Tennis Social Project. Because of your sustained support we have been making this project a reality and continue supporting the children, and we are excited to share the progress we have over the past few months.

Report 2021

2020 was a year with Ups and Downs. Some of the 50 students, as well as their parents, were affected by Covid 19 and had to interrupt their participation in the programme.

Update from Addis Ababa

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.


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