BTA to launch wheelchair tennis

BTA officials showing wheelchairs to be used in wheelchair tennis. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE
BTA officials showing wheelchairs to be used in wheelchair tennis. PIC KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) is set to launch wheelchair tennis during the Euphemia Tlhabane tournament, which is scheduled for later this month.

BTA president, Nelson Amanze told a press conference on Wednesday that the association would launch wheelchair tennis in the inaugural Euphemia Tlhabane tournament.  Amanze said they were grateful to launch such an initiative in the country as it brings out the essence of the sports, which does not discriminate whether an individual is physically disadvantaged or not.

Amanze, however, said the wheelchair tennis would not be played this year as at the moment they did not have players, but only individuals who have shown interest in the sport. “We had engaged a professional wheelchair tennis player from South Africa to conduct a one-day workshop at Molepolole Centre for people living with disability and there are people who have shown interest in the sport,” he said.

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