To benefit all previously disadvantaged children

by Growing Sports Foundation Trust


GSFT benefits all previously disadvantaged children and adults of all cultural and racial denominations who are in need of training, education and development in the art of sports specifically in tennis. It offers an opportunity not available to many in South Africa.
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Leaving home at 5:30 in the morning, spending two hours on transport, and arriving at school tired and hungry is sadly a reality for thousands of school students in the Cape Town area. Once at school there are no sports or physical activities are offered and students return home too late (and too tired) to participate in sports once home. This puts them at a disadvantage physically and mentally to their peers at other schools.


GSFT seeks to provide solutions to the problems encountered in the schools and areas in which they work by adapting tennis programs to teach students of all ages and all skill levels the fundamentals of tennis and behavioural lessons that go along with this. GSFT has added the tennis program to the schedule in seven schools and provides a disciplined and structured environment in which learning can take place.

Long-Term Impact

GSFT aims to identify young talented children who show natural athletic ability and an interest in tennis, and to develop them into world-class tennis players and outstanding citizens. GSFT will do this by working to: Build a love of tennis within the masses of school going children; Instill self-confidence in our chosen participants within our tennis programs; and Assist children in building a solid tennis foundation in order for them to: 1. Become

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Organization Information

Growing Sports Foundation Trust

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Michelle Whitehead
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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