• Some of the countries that have expressed interest in the tournament include Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt and Tanzania.
• Team Kenya secured 3-0 wins over Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda but lost 2-1 to Burundi to bag the silver medal. Tanzania took the bronze medal.
Kenya will bid for the Africa Under 12 tennis championships set for November.
Tennis Kenya Executive Officer Nancy Nduku said they are confident of pulling off a great event following the successful hosting of the Billie Jean King Cup tournament in June.
“We want to bid for the tournament and I believe we have what it takes after the success we had at the Billie Jean King Cup. The courts at the Nairobi Club have been upgraded and I believe they are good enough to host the U-12 tournament," noted Nduku.
Some of the countries that have expressed interest in the tournament include Rwanda, Uganda, Egypt and Tanzania.
Kenya Under 12 girls finished second at the regional qualifiers in Uganda over the weekend to qualify for the continental event.
Team Kenya secured 3-0 wins over Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda but lost 2-1 to Burundi to bag the silver medal. Tanzania took the bronze medal.
The girls' team consisted of Bathseba Ogamba, Jenerica Rogoi and Liya Gikunda while the boys' side had Ayan Quadros, Jyan Patel and Inditiasi Olembo.
The boys' team finished third behind winners Uganda and Burundi.
Head coach Caroline Oduor said she is satisfied with the performance and could only hope for a better outing at the African tournament.
"The girls have made good progress. Finishing second was no mean feat but we want to go even higher and win at the continental championships," said Oduor.
However, the former player said there are certain areas the girls' team will have to improve.
"We have to work on the forehand and backhand returns and improve our agility in the courts. We do have time on our side to make the improvements," said Oduor.