A very enthusiastic Tennis Kenya will be hosting its first-ever ITF World Ranking Beach Tennis Tournament. This is an exciting milestone and they are thrilled to bring this event to the beautiful shores of Malindi from 18th-19th March at the Kenya Beach Games.
The Tournament has attracted players from Rwanda, Spain, Germany, Uganda, and Sudan
Speaking while having a test run, the technic coordinator Lawrence Karanja has expressed his excitement and readiness to host the teams.
“This is a big event for Tennis as the federations prepare to host teams from Uganda, Rwanda, France and Spain. We shall be expecting 32 pairs, 16 pairs of men and 16 -…The draws are set up already and we’re test run tomorrow with some kids
Nancy Nduku, a player in the event says she couldn’t extend further gratitude to NOC-Kenya for the opportunity to make this event a reality through the hosting of the Kenya Beach Games.
“Beach Tennis is a rapidly growing sport around the world, and we are excited to see it gain popularity in Kenya. With its stunning beaches and perfect climate, Kenya is the perfect host for this tournament, and we are sure that players and spectators alike will have an unforgettable experience.”
2019 Commonwealth Bronze medalist Faiz Khan will be the guy the beat as he partners with German Torsten Salm with an aim of scooping more points and getting a gold medal for Kenya.
Meanwhile, the event schedule has been finalized, players are all expected to have arrived by Friday evening before the opening ceremony. There will also be activities around environmental sustainability.
On Saturday preliminary rounds will be played in all sports, wrapped up by basketball 3×3 in the late evening. All finals will be played as showstoppers on Sunday.
Freestyle football was done as an online competition for over a week. Very interesting videos were submitted and good entries were received from across the country. Fans were able to vote by way of ‘likes’ on NOC-K’s social media. The entries closed today and the technical team is doing the evaluation to select the top three who will be invited to Kilifi to battle for the top prizes. This is expected to continue beyond the Kilifi Games, as we prepare for the second edition of the games in the Lake Victoria region later in the year.