Spreading to the spirit of tennis in Bunyoro

By Michael Nsubuga

"We want to spread the sport in Bunyoro but we started with Hoima district."

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Former tennis player Eric Isingoma Kanso has introduced tennis clinics in Hoima district in a bid to spread the sport of tennis across the country.

Isingoma, together with other Lugogo tennis club-based coaches, are currently running clinics in the district following the official launch of the program by Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 1 at Sir Tito Owinyi ground.

The coaches working with Isingoma are Patrick Luyinda, Edward Odokochen and Stephen Mbaziira.

The Omukama (pictured below) in the presence of Bishop Albert Edward Baharagate, who is the patron of the program and other kingdom officials, took time off to watch participating children go through drills and also blessed the program.


"We want to spread the sport in Bunyoro but we started with Hoima district and are working with different schools but the biggest challenge is lack of courts. So we have had to improvise with the basketball court at Boma ground," said Isingoma, a native of the area.

"But we have reached out to the community and government officials in the district and asked them to construct some courts so that we grow the sport, because we believe there are many talents out there.”

Isingoma said they had mobilised 89 children from some of the schools in Hoima and are trying to lobby for equipment (balls and rackets) from different people in and outside the kingdom to help out.