He urged the coaches to give equal attention to the wheelchair tennis and also work hard to produce an African champion from Ghana just as they have done for able tennis.
Mr. Yalley made these comments during a meeting between the executive committee of GTA and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) development officer for wheelchair tennis in West Africa, Frank Tarmena on Wednesday.
He noted that the GTA has accepted wheelchair tennis as a part of the developmental plan of the GTA and also as a way from removing beggars from the streets so there is the need for the association to give in their all.
The GTA Veep commended the ITF officer for coming and urged him to work hard to develop wheelchair tennis in Ghan so that we will be able to beat Nigeria in six months time.
He also used his prerogative power to co-opt the founder of wheelchair tennis in Ghana, Henry Larbi to the executive committee of the GTA and the decision was upheld unanimously by the executive committee.
On his part, the ITF officer said he was delighted to be tasked by the ITF to come and develop the sport in Ghana since his desire for the game was drawn from Ghana.
He advised the coaches to be selfless and dedicated to the work since they have the duty to give life and hope to the disabled.
He accepted the veep’s challenge to the game between Ghana and Nigeria and said he will be looking forward for that game.
Frank Tarmena arrived in Ghana on Wednesday and after meeting the executive committee of the GTA ,supervised a wheelchair tennis round robin men and women championship which will end today.
He will also organize wheelchair tennis coaches workshop which began yesterday and will end today. This will also be followed by a wheelchair tennis junior clinic for children under 18 years tomorrow.