Another father of tennis playing children has made complaints against the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM). Last week, Bhoopinder Singh wrote a letter containing many wrong doings of the national body and the letter was published in this blog.
Recently, Mohd Adam Das Abdullah, a father of five tennis playing children sent a letter to Youth and Sports Minister Dato' Shabery Cheek. His complaints were against two officials of the association and a copy of the letter was given to Fair Play News.
Adam has five children who play tennis, two of them are currently studying in United States and one of the two is a singles player in the Penn State University Travel Team. Three other children are actively playing locally and the twins, Shamirul and Suhana are ranked number 3 in the below 10 age group.
"I want to make a complaint againts three LTAM officials who are involved in drafting the programs and training. One of them is a Vice President who makes use of his position for personal gains," wrote Adam in his letter to the Minister.
Adam alleged that one of them, a foreigner, had received hundreds of thousand ringgit as salary from the National Sports Council (NSC) for the past 10 years even though he was not capable of doing his job and does not have good knowledge about the sports.
"His appointment was a trajedy for tennis in the country and the junior players have not shown improvement and this is because of him," wrote Adam.
Adam went on to say that the particular official was responsible for his two children not being able to get into Bukit Jalil Sports School.
"Recently he also prevented my daughter Suhana Sofia from continuing at the Kids Grand Prix. He stopped her from playing by saying that I did not make the second payments for her participation in a tournament which he is responsible for.
"I am surprised why a foreigner who cannot hit a tennis ball properly can received the backing and trust of NSC and LTAM for the past 10 years. I can give him the benefit of the doubt if he just started, but after 10 years?," wrote Adam.
The second person, wrote Adam, is national coach S. Silvarajoo whom, he claims, conducts most of his trainings in indoor arenas.
"I strongly feel that Silvarajoo does not have the capabilities and lack ideas to coach a national side. The players also do not respect him. All his players lost badly in the recent Futures and other tournament. The results are a proof of his failure," added Adam.
The complainant also claimed that his twins - Shamirul and Suhana - both with ranking 3 for under 10, were always sidelined. They were never included in any under 10 programs.
Adam third issue is with LTAM Vice President, Cheng Ju Chong, whom he claimed was only interested in getting a scholarship for his son Andy to study in the United States.
"He got the scholarship and Andy is now working in Singapore. He uses his position to visit and make use of tennis facilities ini neighbouring countries. Who is paying for all these?," asks Adam, a former Customs Narcotics Inteligence Officer.
The letter to Ahmad Shabery contained many other allegations, most of which I am not able to publish in this blog, at least for now. But I sure hope the contents are looked into, for the sake of tennis.