The Sierra Leone Tennis Association (SLTA) on Tuesday commenced a 10 days level II coaching course at the Siaka Steven stadium in Freetown.
President of SLTA, Arthur Havay revealed that the course is being sponsored by the International Olympic Committee through the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone which he said has been working hard for sports development in the country.
He disclosed that the participants were drawn from different parts of the country and advised them to grab the opportunity and make the most of the course.
Representing the NOC, treasurer, Prince Sualley who also doubles as President of the Sierra Leone Wrestling Association reaffirmed NOC’S commitment to continue to support such programs.
At the course opening ceremony was the Sports Minister; Ahmed Khanou’s which was his first official function since his appointment and he used the opportunity to call on all sporting associations to work collaboratively with his ministry for the overall development of the sector.
The Minister also affirmed his commitment toward the development of sports in the country adding that sports is now an industry which requires the mobilization of resources.
He said: “Let me urge you the participants to remain focused and pass on the acquired knowledge to the athletes because you form the nucleus of the sporting association.” The course will climax on April 30th with a closing ceremony and award of certificates to deserving and successful coaches.