Rudhu gets US scholarship

Top seeded Under 18 tennis player Wendy Rudhu has received the green light to further her skills in the United States, where she will be under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed coach Lois Belt at Bluefield College, West Virginia.

The Camel High School Upper Sixth form student was spotted by Thabani Sithole at last year’s International Tennis Federation Circuit in US. At the age of 16, Rudhu won the prestigious Marlyn De Souza top award in Bulawayo and was drafted into the country’s Under 18 team. Last year she scooped first prize at the Masvingo annual Tennis Open.

Her father, Stanely Rhudhu, the Midlands Tennis Board chairperson, said he hoped his daughter’s success would inspire other young female players in the sport. “We are going to be recruiting more young players and exposing them during national competitions. If we could have more young players getting nurtured abroad, where the game has developed better, they could come home to impart their knowledge to others. This would lead into a situation where Zimbabwe becomes a force to reckon with in tennis,” he said.

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