The 2019 edition of the National Tennis Girls Camp has commenced in Accra.
The week-long program which is in its third year started on Monday 5th August and will run throughout the week before the climax on the 11th of August.
The Camp is the brainchild of the Women In Sports Network Ghana in collaboration with Ghana Tennis Federation and the Tennis Foundation.
This year’s edition has a chunk of the participants drawn from the previous two editions as they are taken through tennis and educational programs.
As part of activities this year, the organizers have onboard three volunteers from the United States of America, a doctor, a tennis coach, and a yoga instructor.
The doctor Dr. Rick Newman, is offering free health screening for all the participants throughout the tournament.
The coach, Mike Sowter is training the girls as well as running courses for selected Ghanaian coaches to enrich their understanding of the game.
The yoga instructor Stacey Newman has since Monday, taking the girls through yoga dance sessions, one that its believed to be essential the development of the young female athletes.
In an interview with totalsportsgh.com, President of the Women In Sports Network Ghana, Madam Phillipina Frimpong mentioned that she was happy with the response from the participants in the first two days of the camp, adding that they are looking to see the turnout increase before the final day.
“The first day we had quite a few numbers of participants and the numbers increased on Tuesday. So far so good I will say.”
“Both the volunteers and the girls are having fun and enjoying the program. The good thing is that they are learning new things about the game, one that we believe will help them in the immediate future.”
Madam Phillipina who doubles as the General Secretary of the Ghana Tennis Federation called on parents to take advantage of this camp to bring their girls.
“I am particularly thrilled about the free health screening that has been introduced this year. The girls are being given free thorough health screening and the right medications attached to those who might need them.”
“I believe all parents who love the sport and will want their girl child to do the same should take advantage of this camp”, she added.
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