Tennis ace David Oringa is hoping to put his 2016 misery to rest as he goes for glory in the third Rwanda Open Tennis Championship due September 15 to 25 at Amahoro stadium courts.
“I hope to put all my disappointment in the past. I have been putting in extra effort and this will be the ultimate test for me,” Oringa said.
The event, which was initially scheduled for August 22 to 28, will attract tennis stars from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and hosts Rwanda.
Kenya’s Sheil Kotecha and tennis siblings, Ismail and Shufaa Changawa, and Uganda’s top seed Duncan Mugabe and third seed, Simon Ayella are among the big names expected in Kigali. The prize money for the winner is US$1000 (men), and US$700 in the women’s category.