Saturday, May 1, 2010

LTAM's target: 1,000 young players

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


  1. thanks joe, much appreciated!

  2. The effort is good. I will be following this pioneer project and see how it progresses. The plan has never been brought to the attention of the Council. If this plan is going to be conducted nationwide, it is best that a working paper to be tabled for the Council to approve. I have my own reservations, however, let us all follow the progress.

  3. Why launch the programme in Langkawi? I don't think it attracted 120 participants....

  4. It's not a new thing. It's been going on yapping for so many years. Get the facts right. Cheng Joo Chong making this statement??? Check what happen after that workshop...