27-05-2024 16:48:44  

With the support of the Grand Slam Player Development Program (GSPDP), the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT), in collaboration with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), has selected eight African players: four (4) boys and four (4) girls to join the GSPDP/ITF/CAT 14 & Under Team for a series of European tournaments from 4 July to 5 August 2024.

The players were selected based on their results obtained at the 1st African Junior Championship held in March 2024 as well as on their African 14&U ranking of 6 May 2024.

The Boys team will be coached by Abderrazak Hamid from Morocco. However, Sofia Benhalima from Algeria will be the Girls’ team coach.


Team composition:

  • Reda El Aouni (Morocco)
  • Mehdi Laabi (Morocco)
  • Leith Ben Naceur (Tunisia)
  • Naceur Abdelmoumen Ghouli (Algeria)

Coach: Abderrazak Hamid


Team composition

  • Kenzy Abdelaziz (Egypt)
  • Maryam Achouri (Morocco)
  • Yasmine Douyeb (Morocco)
  • Zeineb Jaiez (Tunisia)

Coach: Benhalima Sofia

The tour, financed by the GSPDP, consists of four Tennis Europe tournaments in France and Germany, preceded by a three-day training camp in Paris:

Date                                       Event / Tournaments

4 July 2024:                              Team Arrival in Paris

5 – 7 July 2024:                        Training Camp in Paris

8 – 14 July 2024 :                     Open Stade Français, Marnes – La-Coquette, France (Category 1)

15 -21 July 2024:                      Tennis Europe U14 d’Annecy , France (Category 1)

22 – 28 July 2024 :                    Tournoi Loire Vallée U16, Blois, France (Category 3)

29 July – 4 Aug. 2024:             Int. Deutsche Tennismeisterschaften U14, Dueren, Germany (Super Category)

5 August 2024:                          Team Departure

We look forward to seeing these young athletes represent Africa on an international stage, showcasing their skills and determination in these prestigious European tournaments.