International Kids Tennis News

South Sudan


Sierra Leone

Sarah will be visiting Sierra Leone in December and she and Amidu plan to demonstrate the program to FAWE, an NGO established by Christiana Thorpe, the current Electoral Commisioner and a former nun and founder of this organization which is committed to helping women and girls Ethiopia.

Hope for Children, Australia will take on a similar role to that of LemonAID Fund in Sierra Leone and become the umbrella organization for Ethiopia Kids' Tennis. Thank you very much to Jacqui Gilmour and Yared Wolde for your support. Yared is the new and dynamic Assistant Coordinator in Ethiopia.

South Sudan

We have invited Sam Jalloh from Max and Sam Foundation to visit South Sudan for training in 2012 and are pleased to announce he has accepted as long as we can help out with his airfare. If you would like to help out please contact Sarah.

Juba will hold a fundraiser for South Sudan Kids' Tennis 8 October at Acacia Village. Kids from Confident Children out of Conflict will demonstrate their new skills and the funds raised will go towards equipment and training.

• Thanks very much to Yvonne Zeigler for her donation to Sierra Leone Kids' Tennis and to Julie Long for her donation to Timor-Leste Kids' Tennis.

• Thailand Kids' Tennis is coming soon to Phuket! Plans are underway to set up a kids’ tennis program for disadvantaged kids. For more information please contact:


• Mongolia... YES there is tennis in Mongolia too! The National Tennis Federation in Mongolia is working with the ITF to develop tennis. To get more information about this program and the work the Mongolian Tennis Federation is doing with kids contact Nyama, the Secretary General of the MTA at [email protected]

• Kids’ Tennis would especially like to thank Shirley Doust, Sydney Rotary and the Royal Sydney Tennis Club for the donation of balls and racquets and Bill Dagg, Rotary Melbourne for organizing the shipping the equipment to East Timor.

• And thanks to Don Nicholson and Roseville Tennis Club for their donation of equipment which went to Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.