The belief that tennis was only meant for the elite is now a thing of the past as rural communities are set to benefit from low cost tennis courts project being implemented by the Ministry of Sport and culture.
This initiative is aimed at providing a platform for school children and the community to showcase their talent .
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony at Tongogara, the Minister of Sport and Culture, Kazembe Kazembe pointed out on the recent development in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.
“l am pleased to inform you that my ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has embarked on a project of the construction of low cost tennis courts in every school in Zimbabwe, having noted that some sporting disciplines tennis included seem to be only for the elite in Zimbabwe,” said Kazembe.
At Vungwi primary school a brick was laid to start the construction of the low cost tennis courts and it becomes the eighty seventh to be constructed across the country.
Meanwhile the Minister had a chance to tour the Peak Mine stadium which was going to be the home ground of the newly promoted team Nichrut but ZIMASCO decided that the ground was to be used for mining chrome deposits.
Minister Kazembe promised that Shurugwi fans will enjoy all the matches to be played at Peak Mine stadium as soon as he consulted the relevant authority which include the Ministry of Mines and the Ministry of local government so that the decision can be reversed.
“l am happy that the newly promoted team is from Shurugwi but what pains me is the team can not use the Peak Mine stadium due to ZIMASCO ‘s decision, I will have to consult the relevant authorities to take a look in this and also there will be a boom in business to the Shurugwi vendors as they will sell their products during the match,” said Kazembe.