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Caring coach gives 90% of salary to help young tennis players (South Africa)

Mpho MakhobaPretoria – In her pursuit of seeing young township tennis players succeed in the sport she loves, leading local match official Mpho Makhoba says she spends 90% of her hard-earned money paving the way for them.

Makhoba, 38, who does not have children of her own, has made it her lifelong mission to uplift kids from townships through sport.

“What I like the most is getting down to the ground and building our juniors because when I was a junior, there weren’t so many opportunities within tennis for us to grow,” she said.

“My biggest dream is to see some of the kids I’m coaching actually progress and take officiating seriously. I would like to see kids from the townships taking any sport, not just tennis and make a difference in their lives.”



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