On May 3rd, 2014, Kampala club challenged and defeated Lugogo club at a return game in the British Airways Tennis tournament.The one day tournament that took place at Kampala Club saw the hosts beat their rivals Lugogo Club, 13 to 7 points, to retain the trophy they previously won in the first Leg, which was hosted by Lugogo Tennis Club in November 2013
Commenting on the tournament, Faith Chaitezvi CountryCommercial Manager British Airways Uganda, said, “British Airways is once again happy to sponsor the 2nd League of the British Airways inter-club corporate tennis. As promised last year, the games will be played every quarter by participating clubs with each hosting the other. This time, we had Kampala Club challenge and host Lugogo Tennis
Club. We hope to engage more clubs to increase the well-being of more of our customers whilst growing the game of tennis in Uganda.”
The games format were outlined as :Fourteen players from each club to makeeight men four women, one veteran (over 55) and a youth player (under 13). Theseplayed a series of double and single matches over the course of the day. The winner of the challenge was determined as the club that won the most matches over the course of the day.
Commenting on their second win of the tournament, AggreyMwesigwa the Captain of Kampala Club stated that it was necessary to retain the trophy in our backyard because Kampala Club has this reputation. “We have always had a strong team which contains a mixture of youth with a lot of experience, and always performed to the best of our capabilities, this is the reason why I was very confident we would win once again. It is also our hope that the tournament expands in the near future to let more clubs join to make it a bigger competition”.
Victor Drile the LugogoTennis Club Captain in reaction to their loss to Kampala Club said, ‘As LugogoTennis Club we have not been deterred by our loss in the last two legs. We shall continue playing until we take the trophy home. We hope that it will be our turn in the next Leg. It was a good match, and we hope to do better in the next Leg. “
The Tennis interclub challenge’s main aim is to promote health benefits as one of British Airways’ main priorities for its passengers.