Tennis Cambodia North West (TCNW) is a regional body of the National Olympic Association ‘Tennis Cambodia’ and has been tasked with developing tennis in North and West Cambodia.
In early 2014 TCNW partnered with local communities and the Royal Cambodian Government’s Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS), to deliver tennis services by conducting sports and life-skill programmes within the local school system.
In late 2014 a partnership was established with Khmer-owned 5-star ‘Angkor Palace Resort and Spa’ (APRS) who manage the only 2 playable tennis courts in the North-West. Currently, these two tennis courts service a population of over 5 million people.
TCNW is managed and mentored by Australian volunteer development consultant and professional tennis coach Scott Windus. TCNW currently have 6 local Khmer coaching staff, who are learning and applying their new-found skills in the new and fast-growing local tennis industry.
HOW IS THE SOULCIAL TRUST INVOLVED WITH TENNIS CAMBODIA?
TCNW provides tennis and educational services encouraging self-worth, self-confidence, self-efficacy and most importantly the self-motivation needed to create leaders out of the next generation. This programme is in line with our project XLability aiming to raise awareness on people with disability’s rights and inclusion in their society. In the long term we also wish to spread wheelchair sports practice in Cambodia.
To implement its projects, TCNW is looking for financial partners. This is where Soulcial Trust comes into action. By helping TNCW to obtain funds, we will lead a collaborative project with the Association and involve people with disabilities in wheelchair tennis.