Jan. 20, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team will host a clinic, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The entire Cougar tennis team and coaching staff will be on hand for instruction and fun.
The event is free to tennis players of all ages and experience, though donations to the Starehe Boys Center School in Kenya are encouraged. Pullman tennis community member David Munyaka helped start the tennis program at Starehe, where he taught at the school and volunteered time to coach tennis between 1994 and 2005.
Starehe is one of the top five public secondary schools in Kenya. Its mission was and still is to provide education opportunities for bright students from economically deprived backgrounds. It depends on donations from well wishers to support academically gifted students who without Starehe would not have a opportunity to pursue their education dreams. The school has a very active sports program. However, tennis is still an "elite" sport in Kenya and cost of tennis equipment is prohibitive for most schools so the school depends on donations to keep the tennis program running.