TZ readies for Davis Cup

THE sprucing up of Harare Sports Club in preparation for the Euro-Africa Zone Group II Zimbabwe match against Bosnia-Herzegovina in March has started, Tennis Zimbabwe (TZ) president Regis Bhunu said yesterday.

SUKOLUHLE MTHETHWA
SPORTS REPORTER

The association needs over $100 000 to host the competition following the qualification of the Zimbabwe Davis Cup team last year.

Zimbabwe will be represented by Takanyi Garanganga, Benjamin Lock, Mark Fynn, Tinotenda Chanakira and coach Martin Dzuwa and could see the return of former Zimbabwe tennis team star Wayne Black for the doubles.

Wayne Black

Wayne Black

“A lot has been happening in preparation for the Zimbabwe match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Refurbishments are going on. The centre court is being resurfaced. There is extensive work going on in the changing rooms and creation of sitting stands. We are also fixing the floodlights,” he said.

He said they were making frantic efforts to source funds in order to ensure the country successfully hosted the tie.

“We are still running around trying to source funds. NetOne has assisted us, but we are hoping to get more funding from other companies. The work at Harare Sports Club started last week and we hope to be through by end of February,” he said.

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