Aforza Alumni

2022 Chenny Amadike

Signed with Alabama A&M University in March 2022

Your coach:

Jeff Spiers

How old were you when you started to play tennis, when did you join the Academy?


What is next for you?

Alabama A&M in Normal Alabama

Please share your academic or tennis related awards or achievements with us.

I have won 4 ITF tournament’s in my time here, also some provincial singles and doubles titles along with some other trophies my mom keeps.

How old you were when you started to take tennis seriously, what or who inspired or motivated you to do so?

I have taken tennis seriously for the majority of my life, but I think that I really saw my potential in U12 when I had a good run at nationals getting top 8. That was my realization that I could do something with tennis.

What was your biggest challenge in obtaining your tennis goals?

I had a rough time from ages 13-16, a lot of confidence issues on the court, didn’t believe in myself & wanted to quit. But with time those feelings faded and I was able to reach the goals I put out for myself.

Please share your fondest memories from your training or competition with Aforza?

My fondest memories at Aforza are definitely the summer camps they held for us. Lots of fun times but my favourite was the ping pong tournaments that we set up during lunchtime.

Other comments or memories you’d like to share.

have loved my time at Aforza, all the coaches that I have had, the experiences that I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of, the morning practices, getting yelled at by the coaches at six in the morning its all been a great experience that id recommend to anyone.

Please share your most notable tennis achievement(s):

My most notable achievement is winning my first J5 singles ITF in Abuja, Nigeria