Sierra Leone International Lawn Tennis player Samuel Jalloh who arrives over the weekend from England is expected to run a month courses for coaches, Kid camp and a week’s tournament for all junior players.
Speaking to Awoko Sports from England Jalloh said that the programme should have taken place last December but he could not garner enough funds for the venture due to the Global crisis. He said that the first program is expected to kick off this Wednesday and end on April 5 for Coaches.The five- day workshop will equip coaches with modern teaching methods in the teaching of young children making the game popular by getting more kids involved in the sports.
The participating Coaches will be drawn from Freetown, Makeni, Kono and Bo.
The day after the coaches’ course the kids camping will start on Monday April 6, to end on Friday April10th. According to Mr Jalloh the aim of this is to bring all the kids that can play tennis from all over the country
They will work with those who have interest in the game, and those who have never played before. The coaches will be supported to develop the sports like what they did in the United Kingdom and United States as a strategy to develop the game.
The third tournament will start on Tuesday April 14 and end Sunday April 19. Matches will be in different categories. Mr Jalloh says trophies and medals will be presented to winners.