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    Helen Mchgie in medal haul at Mordecai tennis tourney


    MASVINGO- Helen Mcghie Primary School in Masvingo urban had rich pickings at the inaugural Tennis Zimbabwe sanctioned Modercai tournament played last weekend where the upcoming players collected seven medals, five gold and two silver out of a possible 25.
    "The tournament is held in honour of the late Modercai Mhizha who was a talented tennis player in his hey days in Masvingo," said Melody Mhizha, who together with her  husband Simon  are the principal sponsors of the event.
    Helen Mcghie junior players outshone 36 other participants from schools like Kyle Prep, Kyle College, Shakashe, Victoria Junior with Thompson Thomu the best junior player in the country, Dikwindi, Francis Aphiri, Don Bosco and Masvingo Christian College.
    "As a school we are very proud of the children's achievements at the tournament and with the support of the administration the sky is the limit for the upcoming tennis players. The school has also adopted all types of sports for all children from ECD level to Grade 7 so that each child has an opportunity to identify and grow his or her own talent at a tender age.
    "To show how serious the school authorities are with sports they have engaged the services of one of the best tennis coaches in the province, Privy Fanisai," said the school's sporting director Peusa Zuze.
     "Normally the parents sponsor their children to attend such tournaments but this time around the school authorities took the burden off the parents and chipped in and the results are there to see. We have won several medals during the course of the year including the Zim Open in August where we managed three gold, four silver and three bronze," said Elson Mbengo who is the school and provincial coach as well as the vice chairman of Masvingo Tennis Board.
    The pupils competed in the Red ball category which is for beginners usually of ages 5 to 7 year olds, the Orange ball category for those in the transitional stage aged between 8 and 9 years old, the Green ball for those in the 10 to 13 age group as well as the Normal ball category for 14 years and above.
    Anenyasha Mukwenje doing Grade 3 won gold and silver in the Red ball category, Rachel Mhizha doing Grade 4 and daughter of the sponsors clinched gold and silver as well in the Orange ball category and Tinotenda Chipfakacha Grade 4 who was the toast of the tournament for the school scooped two gold medals in the Green ball category while Edna Mhango in Grade 5 won gold.
    In the doubles category Tinotenda Chipfakacha and Edna Mhango won gold as well.sport news
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