Following Illou Lonfo’s visit to Abuja last week, Portguese tennis developer, Luis De Sousa is now on a 2-week stopover in Nigeria.
The 63-year-old, who’s closely related to world No.41, João Sousa and 105th ranked, Pedro Sousa- both active players on the ATP Tour, arrived Abuja on Saturday, and inspected the city’s tennis facilities on Sunday and Monday.
With the Nigeria Tennis Federation making a headway with her push for a High Performance Centre in the country, Sousa is keen on developing a structure for the country’s tennis Federation, one that will help in further enhancing the growth of the game in the country.
The Portuguese, who has been a coach since the age of 20, also met with some of the country’s coaches on Monday in Abuja to share his experiences, and also educate and update everyone on modern teaching techniques.
De Sousa has been on the ITF and ATP Tour for more than a decade, with some of the top junior players in the word and also has an academy- the Luis De Sousa Academy in his country’s capital, Lisbon.