Tennis boss calls for more exposure

Tennis boss calls for more exposure

Tennis boss calls for more exposure

Kenyan tennis players need more international exposure if they are to match with the standards exhibited by their international compatriots especially those in Europe. This is according to the Kenya Lawn Tennis Association ( KLTA )chairlady Paurvi Rawal.

The chairlady made her remarks earlier this week basing her argument on the ongoing   International Tennis Federation (ITF) East African Junior Circuit at the Nairobi club where the local talents have found the going very tough and not able to match.

Just like in the previous editions, the trend is the same in the 2013 edition where the foreigners have taken the driving seat with  locals being eliminated in the initial stages of the competition.

“Most players from East African countries including hosts Kenya are unable to challenge highly-ranked and globe-trotting stars from America, Europe and Asia in the event that has ITF ranking points. This is one trend which has been with us. We have to change such from happening in future. Players need international exposure to compete favorably with their opponents.” She said.

 However notable absentees are Ismael Changawa and Nikita Dawda who have made Kenya proud in the previous junior completions by advancing to later stages of tournaments.

“I cannot be able to talk about the whereabouts of such players. They have been outstanding in the junior circuit. We hope to have them soon.” She said.

 The chairlady said structures have to be put in place to ensure younger talents take up the sports more seriously in future.

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