Monrovia – Liberia internationally licensed coach Alfred Kandakai has donated tennis rackets to a number of youngsters on the Nationwide Tennis Heart.
The children who’ve been coaching for months have introduced the rockets on Saturday, April 24, 2021 on the SKD tennis court docket.
A racket or racquet is a sports activities implement consisting of a dealt with body with an open hoop throughout which a community of strings or catgut is stretched tightly. It’s used for placing a ball or shuttlecock in video games reminiscent of squash, tennis, racquetball, rackets, badminton, and padel.
In accordance with Coach Alfred, the children who’ve been coaching for over six months have been chosen based mostly on their spectacular information of the sport and stated he’s hoping to donate extra tennis materials to the children who’re so blissful taking part in the sports activities that aren’t well-known.
Coach Alfred who’s the founding father of youth for tennis stated the donation was made attainable by the help of his panthers out and in of Liberia.
Alfred who can also be technical director of the Liberia Tennis Federation stated Youth for Tennis is especially focusing on ladies who need to play tennis and take tennis as their official sport.
He stated although this system focuses on ladies there are boys who’re a part of the coaching each Saturday morning.
He stated it’s encouraging to see the children studying their new sport as a result of tennis shouldn’t be as common as soccer, kickball and Basketball.
The Liberian tennis coach stated the children have been educated for the final 9 months and see an actual prospect within the youngsters who shall be prepared for worldwide competitors in December of 2021.
Alfred thanked all those that are supporting his dream, particularly his brother Momolu Kandakai, Niahson Kirk Porte, Coach Andy Stoll, Sarah Lowder and his son Alfred Kandakai jr. all from the USA who made it attainable to get the tennis supplies for the children.
He asserted that getting tennis supplies in Liberia are very costly so for his sponsors to make it attainable to recover from ten rackets to be introduced to the children is welcoming. He known as on others to assist help this system to supply the subsequent massive tennis begin from Africa.
“They’re blissful and lot of them are asking me when they are going to go for worldwide competitors however Covid has disrupted lot of issues however by December they are going to be prepared for worldwide competitors.”
“The Youth for Tennis is working in collaboration with the Liberia Tennis Federation so in July I shall be turning the children over to the Liberia Tennis Federation however we’re ready for the elected officers so I can flip them over to the Federation,” Coach Alfred stated.
Mary Bobor, one of many beneficiaries, stated she felt excited to obtain a racket from her coach as a result of getting a racket in Liberia could be very costly.
“It’s enjoyable for me taking part in tennis as a result of I come round my good friend and study a brand new sport and get to know lots of people and I need to proceed to play tennis and switch into an enormous star,” Mary stated.
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