Tennis improves health, academic performance

24 September 2020 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK



Michael Louw, the father of an upcoming tennis player Leandre Louw, has heaped praises on the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) for always trying its best to set up tournaments for the youth.

Louw, who watched his daughter play in a junior tournament at the weekend, said the NTA is doing a great job in providing a platform for players.



Thankful

“I am proud of how the tennis association is trying its utmost best to provide a platform for many young tennis stars to become world greats.

“As a parent to a child who is in love with the sport, I am happy to see her always enjoying herself and doing what she loves on the tennis court.

“I also played tennis at a social level and I know that my daughter is good,” Louw said.



Academics and health improving

Louw added that the NTA tournaments have not only benefited his child's fitness, but her health and academic performance have improved tremendously.

The most important thing is that she is happy because of her participation in the sport, he feels.

“I have noticed that my daughter is now really mentally happy and she is also doing well in her schoolwork.

“The more active she has been in these tournaments, the more her health keeps improving,” Louw noted.

The NTA has been staging these junior tournaments on a regular basis and is reaching out to players at all levels.

Louw has encouraged the NTA to continue creating a platform for junior tennis players to enhance their skills. “There will definitely be great players coming out of this crop of boys and girls that are playing now.

“I hope that there will be more players that will wear that Namibian jersey and represent us at future tennis competitions.”



Another tourney on cards

The Namibia Tennis Association will be hosting a senior tournament this coming weekend and all interested players are encouraged to apply.

The entry fee is N$200.

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