July 7, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Secretary General of Sierra Leone Tennis Association (SLTA), Yayah Koroma, has vowed that his association will remain focus in ensuring the development of the sport in Sierra Leone.
With the SLTA having secured US$20,000 funding from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grand Slam Development Fund for the construction of a National Tennis Centre at Hill Station, the scribe maintained that will not divert their attention from other developmental work.
He said: “We would continue to focus on the coaches’ education programme with support from the National Olympic Committee to continue training and educate our coaches by organising local and international workshops, expose them to worldwide and regional coaches’ workshops which will help improve on their standard and capability.”
In April this year, over 15 participants undertook the ITF/OS Level 2 Coaches Course in Freetown and according to the SLTA scribe, the result for the said course in Freetown has been released by the ITF and would soon be published as and when necessary.
“The Junior Tennis Development (JTI) programme is one we will continue with as this is a programme that has help us source young talents, train and expose them to international competitions. Now we are going to set up a high performance center in preparation for international competitions,” Koroma said.