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Soweto's rising tennis stars

Encouraging youngsters to play tennis in Soweto has always been a challenge, but now old attitudes are changing.

Last Modified: 21 Apr 2013 10:24
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In the next few days international tennis will return to the South African township of Soweto.

The legendary Arthur Ashe first took the sport there in the 1970s in an effort to get young black players involved in the game.

The tennis centre he founded all but fell down in the decades that followed.

But now it is back, and so too is the local talent.

Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports.

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