Tennis

Karenzi on priorities and strategies to push Rwandan tennis forward

Théoneste Karenzi is the head of Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) since April 2019. However, it is not his first time as RTF president. He previously held the position for one year between 2012 and 2013, but prematurely stepped down due to other assignments.  For his second stint as local...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:36pm

Rwanda Tennis Open: Title hopes hinge on ladies

Rwanda’s hopes of winning gold in the Rwanda Tennis Open hinge on the women’s singles category as the four slots in the semi-finals are occupied by Rwandan players. The last four, taking place today at Amahoro Stadium, will be an all-Rwandan affair, while the men's category...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:28am

Tennis: Umulisa targets first Rwanda Open title

Rwanda’s Jocelyn Umulisa is optimistic of fighting through to the title ahead of her first round match against local rival Tracey Gaga in the Rwanda Tennis Open 2019 on Wednesday. Should she successfully execute the mission, it would be her first Rwanda Open title. The one-week long...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:04am

Sharapova visits Rwanda

MARIA Sharapova, a five-time grand slam winner and former world number 1, is on a visit to Rwanda, reportedly since Sunday. The global tennis star visited the majestic mountain gorillas in Kinigi, Musanze District, on Tuesday. Rwanda ??!! Early morning trek through the rainforest downpour...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:24pm

Tennis: sixteen teams for African championships

SIXTEEN teams have confirmed their participation in the upcoming 2nd edition of the Under-12 African Junior Tennis Competition slated for September 1-6 in Casablanca, Morocco. The teams booked tickets to the continental showpiece during zonal qualifiers staged in March this year. Rwanda qualified...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:13pm

Tennis: Rwanda U12 team set for African Champs

Rwanda’s Under-12 national teams (boys and girls) have intensified preparations ahead of the African Youth Tennis Championships set for September 2-6 in Morocco. The six-player team – three boys and three girls – qualified for the continental competition in March after...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:26am

Rwanda to host the first ITTF regional tennis championship

Rwanda will for the first time host the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) regional competition in November. Rwanda Table Tennis Federation (RTTF) President Mr. John Bosco Burungi has revealed, the games are expected to attract around14 regional countries. “This will be our first...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 10:04pm

Tennis quartet suffer second blow at Davis Cup

The quest for Rwanda to be promoted to the Africa Zone Group II has been dealt a blow as the race for Group III Davis Cup title heats up in Nairobi, Kenya. Rwanda suffered a second defeat on Thursday, losing 3-0 to Benin, the highest-ranked team at the week-long tournament. Benin signaled...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:12pm

Tennis: Rwanda lose to Nigeria in Davis Cup opener

Rwandan tennis players lost to their Nigeria counterparts 3-0 in their Group A opening matches on Tuesday at the ongoing Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III Tennis Championship underway in Kenya. The multi-category tournament started on Saturday and will through June 24 at Nairobi Tennis Club. It was...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:23am

Tennis: Gatete, Onya crowned GMT winners

Saturday Finals Men H. Gatete 2-1 D. Habiyambere (6-1, 1-6, 6-4) Women Nancy Onya 2-0 M. Ingabire (6-0, 6-2) HAMISI Gatete of Rwanda and DR Congo’s Nancy Onya in were crowned winners of this year’s Genocide Memorial Tennis Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Amahoro Stadium. The...

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:27am

Tennis: Gatete, Habiyambere lock horns in GMT final

Today Finals Men H. Gatete vs D. Habiyambere Women Nancy Onya vs M. Ingabire Friday Semi-finals Men H. Gatete 2-0 E. Niyigena (6-3, 6-4) D. Habiyambere 2-0 E. Habiyambere (3-6, 6-4) Women Nancy Onya 2-0 G. Umumararungu (6-2, 6-3) M. Ingabire 2-0 C. Mutuyimana (6-4, 6-2) It is going...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:33pm

Tennis: Gatete upset Havugimana to set date with Niyigena in GMT semis

Today Semi-finals Men H. Gatete vs E. Niyigena D. Habiyambere vs E. Habiyambere Women Nancy Onya vs G. Umumararungu M. Ingabire vs C. Mutuyimana Thursday Quarter-finals Men H. Gatete 2-1 O. Havugimana (3-6, 6-0, 7-5) E. Niyigena 2-1 B. Karenzi (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) E....

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:55pm

Tennis: Havugimana, Gatete square-off in GMT quarter-finals

Today Quarter-finals Men O. Havugimana vs H. Gatete E. Niyigena vs B. Karenzi D. Habiyambere vs M. Uwizeyimana E. Habiyambere vs F. Tuyishime Women Nancy Onya vs C. Niyonshima C. Mutuyimana vs O. Tuyisenge M. Ingabire vs F. Cyiza G. Umumararungu vs J. Umulisa Rwanda’s...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:24am

Over 100 to take part in tennis Genocide memorial tourney

A total of 136 tennis players – professionals and amateurs – are expected to take part in this year’s Tennis Genocide Memorial Tournament that kicks off this morning, Times Sport has learnt.  Taking place for sixth consecutive year since, the week-long tournament is one of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:57am

Havugimana eyes tennis memorial title

Rwanda’s second seed Olivier Havugimana is looking to putting up a commanding performance during the upcoming Genocide Tennis Memorial Tournament – set for June 8-16 in Kigali. The 22-year-old who captained the Rwandan team at the 2017 Davis Cup tournament in Cairo, Egypt, revealed his...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:12am

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