The Max and Sam lawn tennis Foundation course for coaches started yesterday at the national stadium Lawn tennis court in Freetown and was attended by over 20 coaches in Freetown.
Speaking to Awoko Sports about the course the course expert Samuel P Jalloh said that today’s’ course will cover the basic which they are to repeat today as it is the foundation and those taking part will know more about it.
He said he was pleased with the turnout of the course as this is the first time for Lawn Tennis coaches to come onboard to attend such courses
He said this is not the first time for him to organize such courses as he had taught Lawn Tennis players in England and some of the players are now creating serious impact in the Lawn Tennis world.
He also disclosed that this will not be the last course for coaches as he and Max will do everything in their power to make sure that they organize such courses at least twice every year alongside with tournament for players of all standards
Jalloh also revealed that it is easy to develop Lawn Tennis players in Africa if they have the real facilities as those in Europe because those in Africa have the talent.
He also stated that the turnout of the coaches in the Lawn tennis course will inspire them to do more in the other courses that they plan to organize.
He said their aim is to develop Tennis in the country and give a chance to the young children who have the strong passion and talent to flourish within the game
They will also be aiming to help structure the way tennis is taught in an ever-changing society .The foundation will also provide all necessary tennis equipment ranging for ages as young as 3 years old to 16 years old.
He also mentioned that in the day two program which is today they are going to use the modern equipment like rackets, strings, balls, courts, nets, clothing and footwear.
He also disclosed that if you want to become a good tennis player or a potential professional player, you need to begin at the correct age, a minimum of 3 years old or a maximum of 6 years old.
By the time a child reaches the age of 10, he/she should have already mastered nearly all of the basic skills and show signs of becoming a champion /National representative.