Tennis Kenya looking up to safe return to action
Tennis Kenya has unveiled an 11-member taskforce to design a Return-To-Tennis formula.
Tennis Kenya has unveiled an 11-member taskforce to design a Return-To-Tennis formula.The taskforce, chaired by TK's deputy president Philip Ilako is set to have their first meeting (virtually) on Monday, with expected recommendations by August 15.
According to Wanjiru Karani, TK's Secretary General (also a member of the taskforce) the return to tennis will provide health, social and economic benefits for the federation.
"TK would like to ensure the return is done in a safe environment. After our deliberations, our recommendations will later be forwarded to TK Counsel for discussion and ratification," Wanjiru noted in an interview with michezoafrika.com
According to Wanjiru, The return to action risk assessment will be specific to 11 categories of stakeholders who included players, coaches, local and international tournaments, club/ team/ social tennis, wheelchair tennis, TK Training Programmes (NTP/ JTI), ITF/ TK Hiperformance Centre, schools/ institutions, travel teams and the counties.
The team whose members are drawn from various quarters of the sport has Peter Njuguna- clubs' representative, Mrs. Owegi (parent), match official Patrick Kamuhia, coaches Francis Rogoi and Carol Oduor.
Others are Peter Wachira (schools/ institution), counties representative Nickson Wekesa, Martha Tirop (wheelchair tennis), TK's secretary general Wanjru Karani and Nancy Nduku from YlTK secretariat.
Doctor Karani (MOH) and National Olympic Committee acting SG Francis Mutuku have also been invited to the taskforce.