A Guide To Sadili Oval
Sadili Oval is a unique centre for sports talent identification, harnessing and training, mostly for young people. The most popular sport in this club is tenis. It has a health and wellness centre as well as sports gymnasium, and is patronised by young people using the academy and professionals alike.
“Sadili” comes from a Kiswahili term, meaning “well-being”. Sadili Oval Sports Academy has its beginnings as a swamp that became a dumpsite near the Kibera slums, a situation complicated by an open sewer from 7 estates of 500 houses. A group of professionals, looking for a way to promote education and provide a way in which children could use their time better, instead of the prevailing drugs and hooliganism, purchased this land and proceeded to reclaim and develop it in 1992, a process that took almost 7 years. By 1998, Sadili became the only available space for children from Kibera and the adjoining estates of Langata, to play sport, and learn life skills and environmental leadership.
Sadili Oval Sports Academy is a social enterprise that uses sport and education to empower children and youth to improve lifestyle and towards earning an income or scholarship for further schooling for a better future. The use of sport is the single-most influential medium that cuts across all cultural and social barriers and provides opportunity to influence behavioral change, and provide a means for social integration. We carry out our mandate by selling our products and services to those who can afford in order to educate poor children, through:
Quality Sports Coaching at Reasonable Prices: tennis, basketball, rugby, soccer, swimming. Accommodation: we have 40 self contained rooms, Letting out facilities for workshops and events Running World Class Camps during the school holidays Shop: new and used equipment at reasonable rates Encourage voluntourism. We also rely on donations from individuals and companies in the form of sports equipment, volunteering, awards, and free services.
Winner of the “Spirit Of The Land’ Award 2003 from the International Olympic Committee at Salt Lake City Olympics for our Sports For Life Programme, GFOrSE Award in Japan in 2003 PTR Humanitarian of the Year Award in USA in 2004 Selected as the model Centre for Excellence for Africa by UNEP and Global Sports Alliance (GSA) in August 2001, when they launched the Nature and Sports Camps-Kenya project, which was included in the worldwide Michezo Campaign by the UN Governing Council in early February 2003.
Sadili frequently asked questions
Who does Sadili Oval cater for?
Sadili Oval is a sports center for the whole family, father, mother and children. Our programs are specially designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced athlete, and we ensure that we take into consideration disabilities, sex and age when designing our programs
Why should I also pay when I bring my child to the swimming pool?
It is our policy to encourage any adult accompanying a child to participate in the activity. For the safety and comfort of everyone, we prefer that we have only clients scheduled to be at the poolside. By paying, you have the choice of deciding to swim or just enjoy the atmosphere and relax, chat with other members or read a book.
Can I pay for one lesson only if I don’t want full membership?
Yes, you may pay for a single session.
Do you refund when I am unable to attend a session?
If you withdraw at least 2 hours before a session, you may request to withdraw. Your refund will be granted within 24 hours.
Must I pay before I attend a session?
Yes, it is a requirement that you pay before you attend any session.
How do I effect payment?
Payments must be made online safely on Paypal or by MPESA Paybill 956700 or can be paid on in our office through credit card. We do not accept cash payments.
Do you offer equipment for play (racquets, balls, etc?)
We loan equipment when available to clients at a fee.
I come from a poor family, and I love sports. How can I apply to join Sadili?
Go to Contact us through our website
What are your open times and days?
Our Sports Facilities are open: Mondays to Fridays 6.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Saturdays: 7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Sundays: 7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. We also have associated amenities run by partners (bar, food court, etc), who close late.
Can I hold my own event at Sadili?
Yes, you may hold your event. To do this, please fill the form stating date and proceed to make a booking and make payment.
Do you offer special memberships?
We offer memberships that depend entirely on how many times you wish to attend classes in a week as follows: Green Card: one to two times a week
Sadili Oval Sports Academy
Sadili Oval Sports Academy is a social enterprise that uses sport and education to empower children and youth to improve lifestyle and towards earning an income or scholarship for further schooling for a better future. The use of sport is the single-most influential medium that cuts across all cultural and social barriers and provides opportunity to influence behavioral change, and provide a means for social integration. We carry out our mandate by selling our products and services to those who can afford in order to educate poor children.
Sadili Oval Sports Center Contacts
Sadili Oval Sports Center.
Road / Town: Kitengela Rd, Nairobi
Contact numbers: 020 609046, 0721 556062