Uganda Tennis Association (UTA), a tennis governing body in Uganda has revealed that the upcoming tennis events will, among others, generate over $1m to Uganda’s economy.
UTA is set to host a series of professional tennis events, starting on April 27th this year.
Revealing the news, UTA Chairman Cedric Babu was at a press Conference held at tennis court in Lugogo, where the tourney was officially launched.
“This event will be the largest event ever held in East Africa,” started the Chairman.
“This event is going to have a great economic and social implication. Jobs will be created and over $1m will be brought to our economy.”
Babu added that this development comes after UTA was readmitted by International Tennis Federation after a seven year hiatus.
This tourney is set to attract over 140 entries.
Grand slam development fund, NCS, Uganda Tourism Board, KCCA, Stanbic Bank, Shax extra, Jibu Water, Tusker lite, National Information technology Authority, Uganda Olympic Committee are some of the sponsors on board.
The Chairman, however, appealed to the government of Uganda and other would be sponsors to join also come on board.