Bursary holders train Botswana novices
By Liz Mackenzie
Posted on 28 September 2009
The TuksSquash bursary holders (assisted by the BSport Sci students) were actively involved in a weekend of training and coaching of a group of youngsters from Botswana.
44 players arrived at TuksSquash on Friday (25 September) and left on Sunday morning as future world champions!
The TuksSport bursary contract includes a six hour social involvement clause and inviting this group of youngsters to come and experience squash Tuks fitted the bill perfectly.
Their enthusiasm and energy levels were inspiring, their skills levels amazing considering that they are practicing in groups of up to 10 players per court, share rackets and have to walk up to 5km to get to the courts in Gaberone.
This was the second opportunity the bursary holders had to give back to the game. Northerns Squash Association organised a Satellite event where young players from Mamelodi, Potchefstroom, Boksburg and Johannesburg were invited to a day of coaching.
Led by Emmanuel Musefwe, the bursary holders did Tuks proud by helping and playing with the group.
Giving back to our sport is of prime importance.