Construction of tennis and multi-use sports court almost complete
Aug 01, 2019

To augment the sports facilities available to the inhabitants of Sinthian and the surrounding villages, we have been building a tennis and multi-use sports court adjacent to Thread.

Thanks to removable nets and hoops, the court can be easily transformed from accommodating tennis matches to hosting basketball games.

“Some people have questioned why, in a region where the needs for health care and the rudiments of life are so urgent, we have built a tennis court,” said Le Korsa founder and president, Nicholas Fox Weber. “It is simply a matter of giving people pleasure,” he added.

Ensuring that people can experience that pleasure more readily, we will be offering clinics in each sport. Tennis is not common in this region of Senegal—soccer dominates, but basketball is also popular in the city of Tambacounda—so the clinics will introduce a new sport to many, while developing the skills of others.

“The court is available not just to the young and robust, but to people of every age, and to the physically handicapped, and we are putting in place a program so that everyone who gives a go at the sports here will have an idea of how to do so,” Nick added.

The first clinic will be launched later this month August, so please check back for further updates.