Who We Are

We are OTA, Oyebog Tennis Academy, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 by Joseph Oyebog, a former ATP pro, Davis Cup player and Cameroon National Champion, to bring the benefits of tennis to underprivileged children in his native Cameroon, Africa. Since it’s founding, OTA has introduced over 10,000 children to tennis, giving them not only tennis skills, but life skills as well. These include values such as teamwork, determination, perseverance, kindness and generosity. OTA has also given them self-confidence, and the chance at a better life. Through OTA over 10,000 children have had their lives impacted in a positive way, and 20 of these players have obtained college scholarships or coaching positions in the U.S. and Europe.

Founded in 1999 by former Cameroon Tennis champion Joseph Oyebog
Has since served over 10,000 children across Cameroon
Give health. Give education. Give happiness. Give HOPE. Together it’s amazing what we can achieve.
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OTA provides children in Cameroon, Africa the opportunity to improve their lives through the sport of tennis.

“Over war, malaria, and HIV, the program is a safe haven for children; a place to go where they feel great about themselves. When I see a kid on the court smiling, with something else to think about besides illness and when their next meal will come; when they have some light in their lives, I know it is all worth it.” -Joseph Oyebog



Give to This Project

In 2012, a single donation was made to purchase a 16-acre plot of land less than 25 miles outside the capital of Douala, Cameroon. It was acquired with the purpose of creating an oasis for the children of OTA, a place that they could call their own. In the past few years we have built a facility that currently houses 16 of OTA's most deserving kids. They are fed and receive tennis training on campus and bused to local schools to continue their formal...

Our Kids

Meet members of the OTA family.