PM Sports Foundation

In brief

The SOL Foundation assists PM Sports Foundation in Ghana and helps improve the quality of life of thousands of disadvantaged children, by giving them access to sport, in particular using tennis, skills development, and educational opportunities otherwise inaccessible to them.

Problem to be tackled

In Ghana, disadvantaged children with little or no access to sport facilities and/or after school care are exposed to several risks, including:

  • unhealthy lifestyle due to lack of fitness opportunities,
  • substance abuse,
  • unsafe environment and low-level crime,
  • lack of mentorship and educational support,
  • low female opportunities, including in sport or
  • limited opportunities for children with disabilities.

By enrolling a growing number of children in the programme, PM Sports Foundation is having a direct impact on mitigating the negative effect of unhealthy lifestyle and substance abuse, it also helps creating a safe and playful environment for the children after school and over the weekends.

Local partner

Over the past years PM Sports Foundation has provided free of charge tennis training and coaching in several primary schools across Ghana. The foundation also organises regular after school and weekend training and provides educational support through its established “Club Link Program”. The main project elements include:

  • Tennis in Schools Programme, which runs for ten consecutive weeks during each school term, children receive four hours of coaching per week.
  • Club Link Programme, which runs throughout the academic year, after school and during weekends, with additional sessions and events during school holidays.
  • Youth Mentoring and Education, which complement the tennis coaching sessions by helping the beneficiaries to find focus and achieve their highest potential both on and off the court.
  • Inclusive Tennis – Deaf and Wheelchair Tennis, to allow children with disabilities, who are largely overlooked in Ghana and have very limited access to sport, to engage in tennis regardless of their background or abilities.
  • EmpowHER Programme, which supports girls in sport helping to build lifelong skills of dedication, determination and teamwork that can translate into other areas of the girls’ lives.


It is anticipated to reach the beneficiaries through the Tennis in School Programme across over 40 schools in Ghana and additional youth through the Club Link programme in various local tennis clubs; an additional ambition is to increase the number of children participating with special needs.

SOL’s contribution

With support and assistance from The SOL Foundation, PM Sports Foundation will be able to further grow, improve and implement the Tennis In Schools and Club Link Programmes and in addition to develop and set up a fully-fledged Social Programme as well as specific activities for young girls and children with special needs.

Project partner

PM Sports Foundation‘s mission is to help disadvantaged children to dream big and to achieve their potential through the power of tennis. The main activities include coaching, training and mentoring to support the personal development of underprivileged children across Ghana. Through its programmes, the Foundation aims at inspiring and empowering children through the transformative power of sport, showing how tennis can give them access to new opportunities and help them achieve a more fulfilling life.

The founder & CEO, Peter Mensah, was born in Ghana and aged eight, joined his local tennis club as a ball boy. He quickly learnt how to play the game and qualified to represent Ghana in the under 14 West Africa ITF competition at the age of 12. He became an accomplished tennis player and went on to represent Ghana in many junior and senior competitions at national and international level. As a senior performance coach in London, Peter is passionate about giving back to his community and committed to promote development opportunities for young people in Ghana through tennis.