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About Us


WELCOME TO THE SOTA Simi Odia Tennis and Sports Academy Membership in SOTA is FREE OF CHARGE! Only free registration is needed.
Agnes Osa Odia Simi is the founder and benefactor of SOTA. She studied marketing, and due to her passion for sports, she is also an athletic teacher and tennis trainer certified in Germany. A few years ago, Mrs. Agnes Osa Odia Simi and her husband used their savings to build a multi-game centre and build a free sports academy for children between the ages of 6 and 13. With the support of Mrs. Agnes Osa Odia Simi’s husband Michael her dream has come true, and it is ready today. SOTA is the first playing ground and private sports school that is free. SOTA is independent of any political ideology and affiliations. The location of SOTA was thoughtfully chosen due to the population of children in the area with little or no opportunity. There is a need for a social program for them to help develop their proficiency in sports. You can read Agnes Osa Odia Simi's message here.


In order to fulfil our mission and provide services for the children, we rely on the support and generosity of individuals and businesses. Without the assistance of generous-minded individuals like you, we would not be able to serve the targeted children or help them in any way. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of children and allow us to continue our work at SOTA.

SANDRA SCIRE has been a part of SOTA since the beginning, and she plays an active role in supporting our organisation.

Our Target:

We aim to train 1000 children in amateur/professional tennis, basketball, table tennis, chess and other sports for free.


CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN, PLEASE LET THE CHILDREN PLAY

We would like to refer to the following quotes to highlight the importance of sports:
- Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. – Kay Redfield Jamison
- Play is the beginning of knowledge. – George Dorsey
- In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play. – Friedrich Nietzsche
- Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
- Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good. – Lucia Capocchione

Our Mission:

We want to make children happy and give them hope through sports, communication and educational support.

At SOTA

  • The use of all the sport equipment is free (including basketballs, soccer balls, tennis balls and rackets)
  • court is free
  • water is free
  • trainer is free
Sports clothes may be available in the future.

You only need to add a photo of yourself and fill a registration form signed by the following people:

  • your school sport teacher
  • parents
  • and your church leader or priest
Then you will be given a pass to access the world of unlimited FREE sport.