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Tennis News of Friday, 6 April 2018

Source: tennisgh.com

PM Sports holds Tennis Easter Camp

Peter Mensah Foundation(PM SPORTS) in collaboration with Ghana Tennis Federation and El-Capitano Hotel ended its 4th edition of the 3-day Junior Tennis initiative Program at Agona Duakwa, Central Region.

A total number of 100 from Agona Duakwa and Agona Nsaba participated in the 3-day program with the aim to improve the standard of players.

These children were selected through PMSPORTS's many visits to over 10 schools in the Agona Duakwa and Nsaba area. The plan was to provide a continuous developmental structure through our talent identification process and lead them into various venues with established junior programmes.

Day 1 activities included;

- Drills and Repetitive play aimed at improving their Technical Skills.

This involved:

Balance Drills, Receptive Drills, Power Drills, Speed Drills, Racquet and Body Drills, Serve Rally and Score Drills.

The Head of Tennis Coaches in Ghana, Coach Noah Bukari Bagerbaseh, was present to provide our coaching team with his experience and contributed immensely to these activities.

The Second Day activities focused on;

Educating the players about how to compete using their strength against opponents' weakness.

This involved continuous work on their:

Technical Skills, Agility, Playing points against many players, Mental Skills.

On the last Day, players were then separated in groups and went through intensive re-enforcement of all the teaching points as well as playing mini tennis competitions.

Speaking to Tennisgh.com Speaking to Tennisgh.com PM SPORTS regional representative Ebenezer Tsumasi said "am very confident these kids will emerge as a National asset to the country. He added that “you can see the impact the training is having on the children because the number is few”

Without a doubt, more programs such as PM SPORTS tennis in schools initiative are a must if Ghana is to regain past glory as well as take on the world of tennis.

PMSPORTS's aim is to provide every school going child in Ghana the opportunity of learning, enjoying and benefiting from schools such as tennis. We intend to involve every school in Ghana. We are rolling out the first schools programme in May in Accra and the Central Region.