Former Zimbabwe Davis Cup player, Martin Dzuwa says imparting coaching knowledge to teachers is vital in transforming tennis in the country.
Tennis has over the years been largely considered an elitist sport given several hindering factors which restrict children from taking up the sport.
Among the several challenges is the cost of engaging a qualified coach.
As a way of seeking to offer solutions, the Zimbabwe Tennis Coaches Association has teamed up with the National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) to capacitate teachers by offering courses that seek to enhance the coaching competency of school teachers.
NAPH head in charge of tennis, Munyaradzi Majoni said by acquiring coaching skills, the level of tennis in Zimbabwe will be uplifted”.
Players who have excelled in the country have had the privilege of having skilled coaches at their disposal, thus the thrust of seeking to provide children in even remote areas with the opportunity of learning tennis at an early age.