Sports offers many benefits to the personal and physical development of young children. The discipline instilled while participating in either individual or team sports is key to developing one’s sense of accountability, self-confidence and teamwork skills.
There are also countless physical benefits to playing a sport like tennis which include;
- Hand-eye coordination
- Bone strength
- Aerobic and Cardiovascular Exercise
Tennis Development in Soweto
The Arthur Ashe Centre was established in 1974 by Arthur Ashe, the American tennis player. The centre was built with the vision to develop and train young black tennis players in Soweto. In 2018, Growthpoint together with Tennis South Africa and its partners relaunched the 16 court centre, turning it into a world class facility.
The Arthur Ashe Growthpoint Tennis Development Centre encourages adults and children of Soweto to participate in learning the game of tennis. The programmes available are designed to nurture local talent by providing a platform to thrive.
Parents, guardians and teachers can contact the tennis centre for more information using the following details.
Address: Mputhi St, Jabavu, Soweto, Johannesburg, 1864
Call: 079 364 8595/ 011 982 6997