The Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) has targeted producing more than 1,000 young and teenage players to develop tennis throughout the country and bring back the game to its glory and attain international status.
LTAM vice-president Cheng Joo Chong said via the state and districts programmes this will provide opportunities to elevate young talent to higher levels.
"We are confident of producing players of calibre as of before," he said after the launch of a tennis clinic under the development programme of the Deputy Manager II of the Langkawi Development Authority (Lada), Saturday.
120 persons comprising kids and teenagers of the island are part of the first series conducted by LTAM coaches and Taisto Sinkkonen of Finland. He said Langkawi was picked for the launch as it had adequate tennis facilities for training and competition.
Cheng said the Langkawi Lawn Tennis Association had shown commitment to promote the game. "We encourage Malaysians to play tennis as it is easy and does not involve high costs," he said