Tennis for Africa Association (TFA) is a no profit organization (ONLUS) founded in 1988 and officially registered in Italy with n° 2836 since 12/13/2005.
The association is made up of a group of tennis enthusiasts with the desire to give a sign of hope to young Africans.
TFA has the aim at supporting children and families in need in the African continent through the development of sport as a tool to promote the education of youth and combat the poverty.
Description of charity
Since 1990 TFA has been organizing charity activities and events: from 1998 to 2007 TFA realized the “Tennis Day for Africa” the charity event in connection with the Internazionali d’Italia, involving the top Atp and WTA players. The fundraising is active all the year through the organization of charity Web auctions, raffles and with the promotion of activities through the social networks.
Relationship with Kevin Anderson
Since the beginning of 2016 Kevin Anderson is the ambassador of Tennis for Africa and offers his support for the promotion of the sport/charity activities. Kevin attended the press conference of Tennis for Africa in Rome during the Masters 1000 last May 2017 introducing the tennis camps initiative in Tanzania.
Areas of focus
Tennis for Africa has recently supported the Community of Sant'Egidio by collecting sportswear to be distributed to the African population in Rome. The project dedicated to less fortunate young Africans, who have difficulties practicing sport in their own country, is also active. The project has seen an inevitable slowdown due to Covid in 2020, but despite everything, something has been managed to do. Recently, three mini tennis nets were shipped to Kenya and a hundred football match kits were sent to Cameroon thanks to the donation of Roma Cares. Unfortunately we have bad news from Sierra Leone: the project in the capital Free Town was blocked by the Tennis National Federation as it wanted to manage directly our humanitarian project, in contrast with the basic principles of our association..