Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup Qualifiers for this weekend
Kenya's women's team celebrate victory
The Kenya Lawn Tennis Association (KLTA) will this weekend host the BNP Paribas Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup Africa Qualifying tournament slated for 26th February to 1st March 2015, at the Nairobi Club.
This is the first event to be organised by the Interim KLTA office which comprises of formerKLTA chairmen and retired reputable tennis players.
The tournament will feature 10 teams from visiting African countries among them South Africa, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Ghana, Tanzania and hosts Kenya.
Winning teams will qualify for World Team Cup in May in Turkey. Kenya is represented by a female and male team composed of 4 players each and 2 coaches.
Lawrence Karanja and Elijah Mwandihi will captain the Kenyan team comprising of Rahel Akoth, Jane Ndenga, Asiya Mohamed, Phoebe Masika. Radjab Ntamba, Caleb Odiyo, Timoi Iteken and Munuve Caleb.
The interim committee has pegged hopes in the team to match last year’s performance where, the women’s team claimed victory and qualified to represent Africa in the World Team Cup in the Netherlands where they were honoured with the Best sportsmanship Award.