Incumbent seeks continuity to develop tennis


President of the Sierra Leone Lawn Tennis Association (SLLTA) Kelvin Kellie has said only continuity will help develop the sport in the country.

The SLTTA president, who is seeking another term at the helm of affairs in Association, in an exclusive interview with Concord Sports said he wants to continue with his plans in developing the game.

He said: “I decided to enter the race again for another four years because I want to accomplish my development work and with continuity we all as tennis stakeholders can achieve that goal.”

According to Kellie, if he is elected as President for the second term, his focus will be the construction of Tennis facilities among other things and to improve the standard of the game in all the four regions of the country.

“I have already started working on my plans and I hope to complete it if I am reappointed,” he said, adding that even if he is unfortunate to lose he will wholeheartedly support the winner to promote the activities of the Association.

According to Kellie, in his first term his executive was able to promote the game with much prominence to junior players, whom he said were able to participate in major International Tennis Championships, while the improvement of youth tennis was another remarkable achievement.

The SLLTA elective congress will take place on 19 April 19 at the National Stadium hostels in Freetown.