Tennis News of Monday, 30 July 2012

Source: GNA

GATA organises clinic for kids

Accra, July 30, GNA- The Greater Accra Tennis Association (GATA) in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Association (GTA) is organizing a Tennis Clinic for the youth in the various communities to heighten their interest in the sport.
The event dubbed ‘‘Catch them young’’, scheduled for 30 July to 15 August at the Accra Sports Stadium is aimed at unearthing talents and also serve as a platform to get under- privileged children off the streets.
The event, which is scheduled to last for 10 days will also educate the children on the rules of tennis and the application of playing materials.
Hajia Zainabu Akoto, Chairperson of the GATA told GNA Sports at the opening of the clinic on Monday that she expects over 300 children, including underprivileged ones to participate against last year’s batch of 275 participants.
‘‘My aim is targeted at children between the ages of four to 15. Also, we want to give the children the opportunity to utilise their potentials, rather than resort to the streets and loiter around.”
She appealed to stakeholders to support the initiative with materials such as tennis balls, rackets and socks to help the programme achieve its goals.
Meanwhile, the organisers have fixed a seminar for Wednesday, August 1 to educate participants on cancer prevention.