The 2017 yearly junior coaching clinic gets started at the SDTA courts last weekend with a total of 33 students from nearby schools taking part.

The boys and girls are very enthusiastic and showed much interest in spite of the slight drizzle.

STA President Johnson Koh launched the clinic by encouraging students to fully concentrate on the basic techniques as it is very important. He also impressed on the students to have a dream to excel in tennis once they are interested and committed to it.

Tennis is one sports where there are no barriers to religion or color. One must be committed and want to excel that is important. He also gave an example of Sabah’s Christian Chin and Nurshaneem Shamsuddin who has excelled at both the state and national level.

They are also the ones that brought gold to Sabah during last year’s Sukan Malaysia. Johnson also thanked the parents for encouraging and supporting the students to take up tennis.

There are five coaches conducting the clinic weekly headed by head coach Simon Wong and assisted by George Soiking, Herman Abdullah, Emily Wong and Sebastian Wong.

The launch was also attended by SDTA President Fernando Rulloda, Treasurer Jeannie Koh, Secretary James Leong and other committee members and parents.

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