SOS Children’s Village Gets 102 Tennis Balls, 16 Rackets

Partial view of the 102 tennis balls and 16 tennis rackets.

-LTF Pledges Continued Technical Support

Although the SOS Children Village’s focus is to rescue orphaned or abandoned children; however, since 2015, over 40 children have been trained to play ‘lawn’ tennis, and at least 8 of them have been called up to join the Lone Star Tennis team.

To support the recreational program, the president of Liberia Tennis Federation, Clarence L. Simpson, III, last Friday donated 102 tennis balls and 16 tennis rackets to the SOS.

The LTF boss made the donation during the 2017 Year-end Recognition Program for Local Sponsors and Staff, at a resort in Monrovia.

“We are pleased to be a partner to SOS Children’s Village Liberia to train the kids in tennis, to enable them to become fit, skillful and play competitively in the game of tennis,” Simpson said. “It’s an honor to make a donation to show our continued partnership with the SOS.”

For his part, the technical director of the LTF, Coach Alfred Kandakai, said the donation included two dozens of red balls, known as stage one; two dozens of orange balls, known as stage two; two dozens of green balls, known as stage three; and 10 cans (with 3 balls in a can) regular tennis balls.

The donation also included 15 junior rackets and an approved International Tennis Federation (ITF) senior racket.

“The ITF senior racket is for student Alice Sayon, one of the children and students of the SOS who will be representing Liberia in the U-12 category at the West and Central Africa Junior Championship in Lome, Togo, in March 2018,” Coach Kandakai said.

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