Tennismalaysia actively looking for next top tennis players
Last Update: 06/08/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 (Bernama) -- The national tennis governing body, TennisMalaysia, formerly known as Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM), is actively looking for new talents for their next top national tennis players.
It's development officer Zulkhairi Mohd Khir said one of the moves could be seen last Saturday when they collaborated with the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Education Department (Bangsar and Pudu Educational Office) to host the TennisMalaysia First Serve Mini-Tennis Carnival 2019 held at the National Tennis Centre, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.
He added, the event managed to gather up to 300 kids from all over Kuala Lumpur with 20 volunteer coaches.
"These kids will be able to join the TennisMalaysia development programmes and we will be having weekly training. By then, we will be able to identify these kids’ talent, and those who are most prominent, will be selected to play for the state or country.
"Besides that, TennisMalaysia will be 'planting' these Mini-Tennis education programmes to a few State Tennis Associations and it is the state's initiative to start up this programme and from there, we will see more tennis players in Malaysia," he said in a statement today.
He noted that TennisMalaysia would act as a 'supervisor' where the State Tennis Association will be sending monthly reports to check on progress.
Zulkhairi said before the carnival was held, TennisMalaysia had taken the initiative to start a programme called the First Serve Programme and a Mini-Tennis Roadshow which involved six schools in Kuala Lumpur.