Wheel chair tennis launched in Botswana

Focused: South Africa wheel chair tennis player, Patrick Selepe was in the country to launch the sport. PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Focused: South Africa wheel chair tennis player, Patrick Selepe was in the country to launch the sport. PIC: KABO MPAETONA

Wheelchair tennis, which was launched by the Wheelchair Tennis South Africa association in Gaborone over the weekend, is the latest entrant to the local sporting fraternity.

Speaking to Mmegi Sport, Wheelchair South Africa development manager, Patrick Selepe said their aim is to spread the game across Africa and encourage young people living with disabilities to take to the sport.

“To date, South Africa is the only country in Africa that has wheelchair tennis, so the main aim is to spread to other southern Africa countries such as Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe,” he said.

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