Frank Termena, Nigeria’s International Tennis Federation ITF-certified coach, will this week, embark on a Development Fund Programme in Cameroon, which will see him train wheelchair tennis coaches and players alike in the West African country.
In a chat with Naija Tennis Special on Monday, the widely-travelled Termena disclosed that he was picked by the ITF to proceed to the neighbouring African country for the training since he was the one who started the work with them in 2003.
“It is an ITF Wheelchair Tennis Development Fund Programme which is in continuation of the training that I started in the country in 2003. I have been asked by the ITF to assess their improvement and see where there is need for more work.
|Coach Frank Termena (middle) flanked by Alex Adewale, (left) and Wasiu Yusuf (right) at the World Team Cup in Turkey a few years ago, will be in Cameroon to train the coaches and players|
“There shall also be a training workshop for all the coaches in the country as well as the players to brief them on the latest tricks in the sport, especially with the training which I had in London as Africa’s only representative to the Conference,” he explained.
Termena believes that with his experience with the disabled players, the 16-21 April, 2015 event will boost wheelchair tennis in Cameroon as the ITF has already provided adequate materials for the developmental project.
According to him, “ITF has already sent wheelchairs, racquets, balls and funds for logistics. Yohan Cryuff is also partnering with the ITF to develop tennis in every country where tennis is just on the rise. We hope that this development breeds great results in the nearest future.”