09 Oct 2013

Four African nations take part in Cruyff Foundation Africa International Junior Camp

News Article

The Cruyff Foundation African International Camp took place at the end of September at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg. The camp was run by Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and hosted thirty six Juniors from four different nations, with representation from South Africa, Tanzania, Egypt and Zimbabwe. 

Over the three day camp the Juniors were led through a range of co-ordination, mobility, technical and tactical drills.  They benefitted from the experience of  the coaches present and the opportunity to interact and compete with other Juniors from their region. 

Coach education sessions were given for coaches and educators who were also present at the camp, allowing them to take back this knowledge to their programmes in the different countries. The camp also hosted a Junior competition which saw Brian Mafuvise of Zimbabwe beat Abdo Hassan from Egypt 6-2, 6-1 in the final.  Juma Harris won player of the Camp award.

The leaders of the camp were hugely satisfied to see the improvement of the Juniors who have been attending the camp over the last few years along with the huge improvement of the international entries.