Sierra Leonean female lawn tennis player represents Africa in Botswana
Sierra Leone Lawn Tennis Association has made another remarkable achievement in the history of the game in the country. Mattu Kamara, at just 12 years is representing the whole of West and Central Africa in Botswana on 28th March to 9th April this year after she successfully went through a marathon qualification series in Ghana. This is a complete boost for the development of the game in Sierra Leone and its sub regions.
In an interview with the president of the association, Kelvin Kellie, expressed happiness in relation to the mega achievements his executive has brought in the tennis game within one year in office. He also noted that, Sierra Leonean Tennis players are now taking part in international tournaments and that, regional structures have been put in place in order to nurture grassroots talents in the country regardless of geographical location. He further opined that his executive has succeeded in launching a nationwide School Tennis Initiative (STI) so as to develop the talents of school pupils with regards the game.
Tennis is a game that is widely loved by Sierra Leoneans. Since 1996, the country has never embarked on National Championship with regards the promotion of the game in this part of the world. This year will serve as a memorable year for the revival of the game in Sierra Leone.
The Sierra Leone Lawn Tennis Association under the leadership of Mr. Kelvin Kellie has succeeded in reviving the National Tennis Championship which is slated for 15th April to the 23rd April this year at the Hill Station Tennis Club. This tournament will be a colorful one as the association is in readiness to grace the independent anniversary with Tennis lovers in the country.
This is the best tournament ever in the history of Tennis in the country as the association has set huge prizes for deserving winners.
Upon her departure for Botswana, Mattu Kamara expressed serious delight for the opportunity given to her and promised to bring home the trophy. She further thanked the president of the association, Kelvin Kellie, for paying school fees for all Tennis players in this country.
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