The Rwandan Tennis Federation, Friday, November 3, provided equipment to schools in the district of Bugesera, with the aim of promoting the game among young people.
The equipment includes 25 rackets, 96 balls and two nets.
Speaking on the development, Richard Mutabazi, the mayor of the district of Bugesera said he was satisfied with the partnership with the federation, assuring them of his support in the promotion of the game.
“We appreciate this support. We assure you that we will support this program as much as possible, ”he said.
He said the district has good bases for the development of the game, for example schools where tennis can be played, in addition to private sector facilities which have tennis courts.
“We have a lot of schools in the area. We have the infrastructure, except for a stadium. We also have a private sector, for example hotels that have built their own tennis courts, ”he said.
Theoneste Karenzi, President of the Rwandan Tennis Association said Sport schedules that the reason for the support was to promote young tennis talent.
It is part of the Juniors Tennis Initiative (JTI) program, an initiative the federation has launched to engage young people in various parts of the country to play tennis.
“So we introduced this program to various schools in Bugesera because they were the ones who expressed their interest first,” he said.