By Ebenezer Osamo –
Destiny Ford Da-Silva, convener of the ‘Let’s Play Tennis Summer Clinic’, organised for youngsters, has said that the incessant rainfall in some parts of the state has delayed the commencement of the tennis clinic.
The former Davis Cup player informed eyeonthesports.com that several youngsters have been coming around the stadium to know if the clinic in its third year would hold but have been disappointed following the wetness of the courts.
Da-Silva explained that, although some players are being trained occasionally, it has been difficult to have the regular, ‘non-stop’ training sessions for the kids who have made the clinic their fortress.
According to him, “the rain has been discouraging us from keeping up with our usual timing of having the clinic. We ought to have started the training by now but we cannot do so, because we need the courts to be dry to carry out such an exercise”.
The one-time Germany-based tennis star however believes that the August break would be an appropriate period to begin the annual training of the youngsters.
“The players are expected to take over from the present crop of players, so we must have the clinic this year. We hope that this August break would be a feasible time for us to commence the event before the students return to school.
“It is the little we can do for those players and we hope to make it as regular as possible,” Da-Silva noted, while adding that, “we need people who believe in this project to sponsor this clinic to make it even bigger”.