NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The Kenyan tennis team will compete at the
Confederation of Africa (CAT) tennis championships in South
Africa in November as part of its preparations for the Davis
Euro Africa Group Two tennis tournament.
players have been shortlisted for the competition as the country
steps up its preparation as it returns to the second tier of the
Davis Cup after over a decade-long absence. The Davis Euro
Africa Group Two competition will be held in February.
Tennis Kenya Vice
Chairman Francis Mutuku underscored the need for the country to
have its best players in the Confederation of Africa
championships in South Africa, saying it will help them gain
more exposure and overcome stage fright.
for the Davis Euro Africa Group Two are in top gear. Kenya
players are all looking forward to the event and we must give
the players the best possible exposure in terms of preparation
to ensure by the time we play in the Davis Cup, we are ready and
competitive and can qualify for the World Group,” said Mutuku on
Thursday in Nairobi.
Ismael Changawa, Kevin Cheruiyot, Ibrahim Yego and Ryan Randiek
are among those looking forward to the tournament in South
“The tournament in
South Africa will be an eye opener for the players selected,” he
The players will
also play in the Kenya Open tennis competition, which will have
players from the East and central Africa region, in Nairobi in
Kenya and Namibia
were promoted to the Davis Cup Euro Africa Group Two in June
after they topped the tables in the tournament held in Nairobi.
It was the first
time that Kenya hosted the competition since 2002 and they came
through with 2-1 win over top seed Benin.