On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Sierra Leone Sports: Squash President envisions bright future

The President of Sierra Leone Squash Racket Association (SLSRA), Umaru Kakay has predicted brighter future for the sport with the inclusion of teenagers (boys and girls), despite acknowledging that they have to go the extra mile to promote the development of the sport nationwide.
Kakay confessed that squash will only become a highly competitive sport when the association focus on thorough youth development with effective training and more competitions.
The Squash boss indicated that the future of their youth players looks very promising, particularly among the girls who have been recently included to learn how to play the sport.
Kakay emphasised: “With basic training, they will easily became acquainted with the sport, but the coaches need to work on their court endurance to improve their skills and balance so that they last long in the game”
The President confirmed that their major constraint is the availability of enough courts to play Squash.
“We have a few courts at schools and sport centres situated in the west of Freetown. Some of these courts have completely lost their value, which means, we have to refurbish them for proper use, “he said.
Adding, “We are looking forward to construct more courts in the east of Freetown and possible at the three headquarters towns (BO, Makeni and Kenema) in the provinces. When all this is done, then we will begin to lookout for more talents and encourage them to play squash”.
Kakay clarified, if they succeed in getting more courts and players, they will begin to stage landmark tournament that will see the players compete for lucrative prizes.
Some of the players said they want the association to organize more competitions as the current set of junior and youth players needed to be competing regularly.
“We trained throughout the year to improve our techniques, but if we don’t play competitions we will not develop. We need to play against ourselves to boast our confidence, “they admitted.
Magdalene S. Konneh
Thursday July 13, 2017.

Comments are closed.