Butale: The Queen of Ping Pong

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The only thing that stopped Botswana’s number one female tennis player, Boitshwarelo Butale from taking any sports other than what she now excels in was her tiny frame and an element of attitude.

 Born 31 years ago in Makaleng, because of her diminutive figure Butale stayed clear of contact sports like netball, tennis and volleyball and instead chose table tennis.  It was however not before she dabbled in lawn tennis which she started playing and excelling in, it was 1993 when she was in Standard 4 at Ben Thema Primary School in Gaborone.

While still at the primary school situated cheek-by-jowl with African Mall in Gaborone’s Extension 2, and later Thebephatshwa in Kweneng District she made an effortless transition to badminton which she played until she completed Standard 7.

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