Yashvin Shretta

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameYashvin Amarshi•Shretta
Used nameYashvin•Shretta
Born1 January 1938 in Nakuru (KEN)
AffiliationsParklands Sports Club, Nairobi (KEN)
NOC Kenya


Yashvin Shretta won his first Kenyan national lawn tennis championship in 1961 and represented his country at the All Africa Table Tennis Championships the following year. After taking the national title again in 1963, he focused on lawn tennis and captured two medals at the inaugural All Africa Games in 1965: bronze in the singles and silver in the doubles. One year earlier he had become the first non-European member of the Parklands Sports Club (and would later become chairman in 1979), but he remained ineligible for the Davis Cup because Kenya was not a full International Lawn Tennis Federation member. He did, however, participate in the tennis demonstration tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated in the first round of the singles by Juan Gisbert of Spain and, with Abdul Aziz Meghji, and in the doubles by Americans Jim McManus and Jim Osborne.

Shretta became Kenyan national champion again in 1970, but was defeated by Aly Fathy El Daoudi in the 1971 finals. He drifted away gradually from tennis after that and focused on his career in law, which he was still practicing in Kenya as of 2017.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Tennis KEN Yashvin Shretta
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) =17
Singles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) DNS
Doubles, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Abdul Aziz Meghji =9