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JoTo Tennis was inspired by Jonas Svensson, world ranking number 10 tennis player in 1989, and Tore Meinecke, world ranking number 46 tennis player in 1988. The story of JoTo Tenis is about two good tennis friends, who met on the ATP-circuit during the 1980s. They realized that once their tennis career was over, they still had a lot to offer and created a tennis club based on the values that were important to them:

  • Honesty
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Passion

After a lot of hard work they founded the TC Chavannes-de-Bogis in 2004. In 2006, they started their successful summer camps in addition to club events and courses.

Kampala Galaxy Soccer Academy coaches and players

Appeal supported by German jazz pianist Joja Wendt
Has your child grown since he or she last played soccer? Would you like to donate last season’s clothes and shoes to some of the world’s poorest young players? A football club has called on parents in Geneva and Vaud to look through their child’s wardrobe for any soccer items that are no longer needed, to be sent to a children’s football academy in Africa.

Seefeld FC sends used football kits and boots to the Kampala Galaxy Soccer Academy in Uganda
Seefeld FC, Zurich will take the clothing to its African partner school the Kampala Galaxy Soccer Academy in Uganda. The school, in the Bukoto city district of Kampala, offers free access to football for 200 children aged five to 17, and some older youths. The children come from such poor communities they have no chance of buying their own gear, or of playing soccer, without the support of Seefeld FC. The appeal is supported by InterSoccer, Switzerland’s largest grassroots football association, which is arranging donation collection points at its football courses and camps in Geneva, Vaud, Basel, Zug and Zurich.

Swiss Civil Service
Marc Caprez, President of Seefeld FC, founded the Kampala Galaxy Soccer Academy in 2017 after sending two coaches - his son, Vasco Caprez, and Leo Bauer - on a fact-finding mission. He said: “One of our club members did his civil service in Uganda for six months as a doctor. “I mentioned once that I would like to do a development project in Africa and he said, why don’t you go to Uganda? He gave me the names of some reliable people and I made contact. It started really small and it grew really quickly. The first time we went down we took balls and bibs because we thought they needed ordinary training gear. One day after his arrival Vasco sent me a video showing the feet of these kids and wrote as a caption – we have a whole other problem. These kids don’t even have boots. Naïve as we were back then, we thought they need balls and things like that, but it starts at the bottom – it starts with the boots.”

Uganda - one of the poorest countries in Africa
Last year the Seefeld President travelled to Kampala with Vasco and his other son Gion to hand over 130 pairs of football boots donated from Seefeld players and other clubs, and 100 FC Seefeld shirts. Mr Caprez and Vasco will make another trip in July this year. He said: “Whenever you have football gear that you do not need any more, you can give it to us and we will manage to take it to Uganda.
“You cannot imagine how poor this country is. The boots we bring down, they give them out at the beginning of the training and then they have to collect them back because they can’t send the kids home with them. Otherwise when they walk through the ghetto, a bigger kid will come and knock them down and steal the shoes, or the father will sell the shoes. Also the guys that are running the academy have no money, not even one Swiss franc. They live in extreme poverty, without sanitary installation, no running water in the house. It is one of the poorest countries of Africa.”

Intersoccer summer5

Last date for entries: Midnight on Thursday 12 July 2018! 

InterSoccer, the number one provider of English-speaking football courses and camps for kids in Switzerland, is offering our readers an amazing opportunity to win a free week-long camp this summer for their child!

Worth over Fr. 500.-, the offer extends to any of the summer camps they are running this year in Geneva and Vaud between 2 July and 24 August 2018, including their popular "Southampton FC summer camps", which feature UEFA B / FA Level 2 Coaches from the English Premier League and Youth Modules from the Saints Foundation in the UK.

InterSoccer camps are targeted at girls and boys of all abilities, between the ages of 3 and 13.  Children can participate in:

and there are flexible booking options so you can book for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days at a time. Hot lunches are also included so there is no need to worry about bringing a packed lunch every day.

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A new tennis academy will open next month in Geneva at the Centre Intercommunal des Evaux.

Catering for adults and children from age 3 upwards, My Way Tennis will be run by Monika Maj, a certified Swiss tennis coach and 3-times Swiss Junior Champion. In her youth, Monika played regularly with Martina Hingis, and represented Switzerland at many international junior tournaments.

Knowitall.ch first came to learn about Monika’s activities when she set up her successful tennis school in Lutry 7 years ago.  Now moving back to Geneva where she grew up as a child, Monika is seizing the opportunity to set up a new school, where the emphasis is very much on having fun. Monika explained,

"I want to use this opportunity to teach a different way of learning tennis.  In my opinion, if you enjoy what you are doing, the more motivated you are to continue and improve."

More about Monika

Originally from Poland, but having lived in Switzerland for 30 years, Monika is passionate about tennis, which she started playing at the young age of 6.  With her natural ability for the sport, she received the first of her three junior championship titles at the age of 12.

However, at the age of 15, she retired from competitive sport due to the high pressure of intense training and decided to continue with her educational studies.  Having passed her maturity exams and started working at Reuters in Geneva, she soon found the lure of tennis too great and returned to the courts, training with Swiss Tennis to become a coach.

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Enter our competition to win a free place worth Fr. 70.-

Do you ever wonder how you can best support your child in sport? How do you pick them up when they have a bad performance? What do you say when they get cut from the team or, conversely, how do you manage a big ego or bad attitude? How can you help your child get over a lack of confidence or motivate them so he or she can perform at their best? And, importantly, how do you communicate with the coach when you really disagree with something?

To answer these questions and many more, the Inside Game Coaching Network and SportAttitude, in conjunction with their annual education conference for sport coaches (this year focusing on Unlocking Human Potential), is organizing a series of workshops on 1 February 2018 in Lausanne specifically for parents of young athletes.

With an impressive line-up of experts, authors, sport psychologists, and ex-athletes, the half-day series of workshops will aim to answer your questions and provide various tools and strategies so you can help your child achieve their best.

The workshops will be presented in English and French with translations provided where necessary. The cost is Fr. 70.- per person. To register contact the organizer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..