The Liberia Tennis Federation (LTF) has announced the payment of $1,444.42(US) membership fee to the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
President Adolphus Wade said yesterday in an exclusive interview that the fees settled two years (2013-2014) arrears.
He stated that the money was collected from its members, including the Board of Directors.
The tennis boss also told the Daily Observer that the federation is currently training 30 kids, 6 to 12 years at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital Tennis Court.
“The kids train in the morning on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday every week,” Wade said. “Ebola preventive measures are considered during our training exercises.”
The current proactive measure by the Liberia Tennis Federation is part of the promise he made at his induction speech recently.
The LTF boss outlined seven pillars to rekindle the sport and take it to another level.
He spoke about the re-establishment of the LTF’s standing with its mother federations – the International Tennis Federation and the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT).
He said the LTF would settle its arrears to the ITF and CAT, which it has settled, as well as undertake tennis development initiatives for its coaches and players; rebrand the LTF by getting corporate sponsorship; engage in public awareness to strengthen relations with LTF’s Board of Directors, the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
He added the LTF would also promote the establishment of at least six functional tennis clubs and participate in all CAT and ITF tournaments.