Ongwediva tennis courts reopen

Interest in tennis has gradually grown in Namibia as the game becomes more of a common sport among all races.

15 September 2021 | Sports

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

OSHAKATI

Residents of Ongwediva can finally enjoy a game of tennis again after the local tennis courts reopened on Saturday.

The Ongwediva town council had spent close to N$600 000 on renovating the rundown facility. This was part of the municipality’s process of developing a multisport complex in Extension 17.

Mayor Taarah Shalyefu, who officially opened the court, said the first phase had already started and the council was committed to attracting important games to the town.

The renovations started in March this year. Shalyefu said although the target was to finish in May, the pandemic interrupted certain aspects of the project.

“This project supports the council’s wish to have residents, particularly the youth, indulge in sport activities and, in the process, attain fitness goals as well as sport excellence on various platforms locally and internationally,” he said.

Shalyefu added that the facility was known by Ongwediva residents as a sport hub which can accommodate tennis, volleyball, netball and basketball players.

"Therefore, we should all be proud today as we officially open this venue for sports activities. Since sports is a career, it is possible for us to get the best players from Ongwediva in various sport codes," he said.

Shalyefu said he put his trust in the community to take good care of the tennis courts.

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