Archie Taylor-Johnson who was the scribe of the Sierra Leone Tennis Association (SLTA) has tendered his resignation as scribe of the association.
In a letter dated 21st April 2010 to the President of the association by Archie Taylor Johnson reads:
After much soul-searching, honest reflection and consequent re-appraisal I Archie Taylor-Johnson have come to the conclusion that the role as Secretary General of the National Tennis Association should be terminated.
The letter went further that the Tennis Association is in dire need of a Technical Director and coaching development officer for which there is a dire need of a competent personnel and for which it would seem that he Archie Taylor-Johnson is uniquely and unreservedly qualified.
The competence and dedication of the members of the executive board have been most impressive and the duties of Secretary General can be adequately and responsibly attended to by the current assistant Secretary General.
Moreover the board displays a strong ethic of cooperation and team work the association and especially the Tennis players of the Nation need a qualified, dedicated and competent Technical Director, and my credentials are second to none.
The letter also stated that an association, in the final analysis, will only be credibly assessed by the quality of its players, international competitors, its supporting network and its input in Human Resource Management that should be my remit and my duty to the association and Nation.
He also mentioned that they are all called to serve and one should serve where the need is greatest for the common good with as much grace he can muster.
Archie Taylor Johnson sadly and unreservedly submits and tenders his letter of resignation immediately as the needs of the association must be filled.
The letter also mentioned that anything less than full commitment would be stultifying to be program, and he(Archie Taylor-Johnson) cannot do full justice to both the roles of Secretary General and Technical Director and his resignation attests to the great confidence he have in the board, its competence, commitment and singleness of purpose in Tennis development.