By Sahr Morris Jnr.
The Sierra Leone Tennis Association (SLTA) is gearing up for its elective congress which will bring to an end the first term of the Kelvin Ezekiel Kellie-led executive.
According to a correspondence from the SLTA secretariat addressed to members of the tennis family, the planned elective congress will be held during the Easter break on April 19 this year at the National Stadium Hostel, the venue where previous congresses were held.
The one-day congress will see stakeholders deliberate on several issues bothering on the sport, activities reports of the outgoing executive and other related plenary discussions.
The SLTA correspondence reads: “We are pleased to confirm as communicated by the President by Radio and Newspapers in December 2013 and January 2014, and on behalf of the Executive Board of the Sierra Leone Tennis Association, that the National Elective Congress of the Association will be held during the Easter break on Saturday 19th April 2014 at the National Stadium Hostel.
“The morning session of the Congress on Saturday 19th April 2014 will focus on tenure reports of the outgoing Executive, related plenary discussions, and also to determine qualified delegates that will be eligible to participate in the voting session as candidates and voters as per the Constitution of the Sierra Leone Tennis Association.”
Meanwhile, voting of the new Executive Board will be done accordingly with the association’s 2009 constitution and voting for the new executive will be held in the afternoon session of the congress on the same day.
It is believed that the current president, Kelvin Ezekiel Kellie, would be seeking another four years term but it is unclear whether other members of his executive will contest against him. Furthermore, it is yet to be known who will challenge Kellie if he decides to run for another term.