By Phillip Corry
UGANDAâ€™S top tennis player Duncan Mugabe starts a busy schedule next week that will see him participate in four ITF/Futures tournaments. He will start with the Great Britain F5 Futures in Bournemouth, from April 27-May 3.
Mugabe also intends to play in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin and finally join a training camp in Belfast, Northern Ireland according to Cedric Babu, former ULTA secretary who is partly sponsoring Mugabeâ€™s tour.
â€œIt will be good for his career to start playing at this level and consistently so that he can improve on his world ranking,â€ Babu said.
The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) tennis player of the year has already taken part in one ITF/Futures tournament this year in Cairo, Egypt recently, falling in the first round of the tournament and gaining no ranking points.
However the Ugandan has moved from 922 to 912 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals rankings.
Mugabe has participated in six tournaments so far this year - the Makerere Champions Cup, the East African money circuit which was played in Burundi, Rwanda together with Kenya and the Uganda Open.
He is expected to join a US College later in the year and continue pursuing his professional career.