In a bid to promote sports and enhance physical education in schools, the National Council of Tennis (NCT) has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to train teachers in the Rwenzori region on tennis. The move comes as part of the government’s broader effort to introduce tennis as a structured sports program in schools across the country.
Representatives from the NCT, a key player in fostering tennis development in Uganda, yesterday conducted an intensive training program for educators in the picturesque Rwenzori region. The training aimed to equip teachers with the necessary skills and knowedge to teach tennis effectively to students, fostering a new generation of tennis enthusiasts.
The training sessions covered various aspects of tennis coaching, including fundamental techniques, rules, and strategies for effective teaching. Alvin Bagaya Mboijana, the National Council of Tennis general secretary, expressed enthusiasm about the program’s potential impact on both teachers and students saying introducing tennis in schools will not only contribute to the physical well-being of students but also serve as a platform for identifying and nurturing talent.
Tumuhairwe Teopista, the Kabarole district sports officer described Tennis as a fantastic sport that teaches discipline, teamwork, and resilience. Teopista believes that by integrating tennis into schools, they will not only be creating healthier individuals but also shaping well-rounded citizens.