The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Klottey Korle Constituency Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has applauded the Ghana Tennis Federation’s (GTF) resolve to raise the next generation of female tennis players with the introduction of the National Tennis Girls Camp.
The GTF last week began the 2018 “National Tennis Girls Camp aimed at mentoring the next generation of women achievers through sports and education.
Oganisers reckon that will be the solution to the low number of female tennis players and deal with the incidence of teenage pregnancies, drug abuse and HIV among young girls.
Interacting with kids at the camp on a surprise visit on Friday, the MP congratulated the handlers for coming up with the initiative and urged them not to rest on their oars.
She said the country owes it a duty to support the youth and lauded the GTF for taking the lead in that light, hoping that other federations will take a cue from it.
Secretary-General of the GTF, Philippina Frimpong said aside teaching the girls how to play tennis, they are given life skills training, adolescence sexual health, while teaching them how to be good sports women and compete on the tennis court.
“At the end we would select the very best players and start another camp for them, where three times in a week we would bring them to the court for the coaches to work with them.
SOURCE: Raymond Ackumey
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