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British Embassy to hold wheelchair tennis tournament


The British Embassy will hold a wheelchair tennis tournament at the Bulawayo Athletics Club (BAC) on Valentines Day to mark 200 days before the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The tournament will start in the morning on February 14 before the main event in the afternoon when the British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Deborah Bronnert will arrive at BAC.

Cyril Dube, the sports master at King George VI Centre, yesterday confirmed the tournament, which will feature Zimbabwes number one junior wheelchair tennis player Shepherd Banda.

The tournament will be held on February 14 and will start in the morning, but then the main event is the afternoon when the British ambassador will arrive.

They are launching their 200 days before the start of the London Paralympic Games, Dube said.
Other players that will be taking part in the competition are Gary-Gino Vundla, Ocean Maedza, Nqobile Khumalo and Innocent Ndebele, all from Bulawayo.

Dube said Masvingo had confirmed that they would be sending some players for the tournament while KGVI were still waiting to get word from Harare.

Banda is fresh from the 2012 Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters Tournament in Tarbes, France, which was held from January 26-29.

At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the wheelchair tennis competition will be held at Eton Manor from September 1-8. Zimbabwes number one senior wheelchair tennis player Nyasha Mharakurwa is fighting to qualify for a ticket to represent the country at the games.

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