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Tennis coach outlines past achievements, plans for 2010

Jan 18, 2010, 2:00 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

The Gambia Lawn Tennis Association for the past 12 months has made tremendous achievements, considering a series of international competitions the association partook.

One man who is amazed and delighted by the outstanding contribution of some of the young tennis players, as well as those who have already established themselves for the past twelve years is no other than Lamin Drammeh, the head of the intake or beginners.

He told our reporter in this interview at his residence in Bakau New Town that he is absolutely delighted by the successes the Lawn Tennis Association has registered and continue to register in the promotion and development of the minority game.

The Gambia Lawn Tennis Association succeeded in participating in a series of high-profile international tennis competitions in different parts of the world, ranging from U-12 and U-14, among others.

The Lawn Tennis Association was instrumental in establishing some of the aspiring players and exposing them to international tennis championships in different parts of the world.

Lamin Drammeh therefore used the platform, on behalf of the association, to appeal to the public to come to their rescue to be able to build the tennis courts donated by the government of the Republic of The Gambia, which is expected to be built like any modern tennis courts.

If these fantastic achievements are anything to go by, then 2010 is expected to witness much more achievements, considering the action plans proposed by the association, which include the school tennis initiative.

"We are planning to visit schools to brief them about the impact tennis can bring into their lives.

"One of the action plans includes the association's efforts to organise a series of local tennis championships among the newly introduced young tennis stars, as well as some of the big name players within the association, in a bid to expose them to high-profile standard," he concluded.