JD tennis academy was first registered in 1975 when the founder Jim Davies moved in to the current location of the academy in 1963, at that time, there was only the murrum court where he trained many aspiring players and later great champions of tennis in Kenya. Being a busy business man Jim Davies always found time for his passion, to teach and play tennis, also serving in the Kenya lawn tennis association in many different capacities to that of chairman till 1996, later he served as an honorary member until his passing in 2012.
The current set up of three additional hard-court and the club house were added and finished in 1987 ready for the 4th all African games staged in Nairobi Kenya. These were the best décor turf tennis courts in the region, the pride of Jim Davies and the envy of many.
We have trained and coached many top junior and senior players over the years, our professional staff is among the best in the country, we provide our services to all kind of people and of all ages and levels.
Over the years, the JD academy has opened its doors to the under privileged in society, especially the slums, giving coaching scholarships.
We work closely with the Kenya lawn tennis association, which over the years has used our facilities to train national teams and whenever they get stuck during the rainy season while hosting international tournaments.
When it comes to tournaments, the JD tennis academy has been in the forefront in running junior events, 1 for the past 17 years and the other for 7 years, these junior events, coca cola sponsored 17 years has been a traditional K.L.T.A curtain raiser and attracts players from all over the counties and of different nationalities, the same goes without saying for the Madaraka day, Wanjiku Ngaruiya sponsored tournament, these 2 are among the most popular events in the junior calendar especially being hard court surface.
Wanjiku Ngaruiya was a very successful junior who also played senior tennis and has decided to give back to tennis after seeing the benefits tennis can provide in life, although no longer an active player, she still has tennis very close to her heart.
During his life involvement in tennis spanning over a period of over 60 years, Jim Davies served the K.L.T.A on many capacities, from member of the council to chairman, captain of team Kenya, referee white badge, tournament director and many more, his achievements, some documented and many more lie in the minds of those who served with him, he gave to tennis like no other sports man in any discipline will ever offer, selflessly
His legacy lives on, people of all walks still enjoy the game, the JD Tennis Academy is still going strong, currently under his son Richard who has continued in his footsteps.