Help fund a rising tennis star from Southern Africa as she reaches for her dream
My name is Emmly Lebogang George and I am 9 years old. My dream is to become a top-ranked tennis player. I am based in the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe where I live with my parents and my younger sister who all affectionately call me “Lebo”. I started playing tennis when I was 5 years old.
I developed an immediate affinity for the sport and in playing it, have been able to improve my technical and intellectual abilities, surprising and delighting all those who have seen me in action!
As soon as my parents realised I had a passion and natural talent, I began to spend more time training and perfecting my skills, developing my technique in the game. A year after first stepping on to a tennis court, now aged six (6), I took part in a total of eighteen (18) junior under-10 tennis tournaments in various parts of the country. In that first year I had a 100% medal record in the competitions I entered. I continued to win in 2019 and often beat older players outside my age group. At this time, I was exposed to competition outside the country. I played in four (4) tennis tournaments in Francistown, Botswana; Pretoria, Strand and Capetown in South Africa. On all occasions, I brought home gold medals and I am now a member of Tennis South Africa.
In 2020 my goal is to keep playing in tournaments even outside Africa. In May, July and August 2020, I have been invited to take part in the Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour
This is where YOU come in. With my parents’ own resources dwindling, we have been struggling to ensure I can attend events on the calendar. Your contribution to this crowdfunding campaign would see me make it to Belgium, France and Georgia, as well as allow me to participate in events closer to home (Zimbabwe and South Africa).
To fund my expenses for local, regional and international travel, accommodation, tournament entry fees, kit and other costs, I need to raise 7700 Pounds Sterling. I am so grateful for any contributions to this campaign. Thank you!
I am counting on your support.
You can count on me to get good results!