Bad weather to be blamed for no training
Training for young tennis talents who will represent Solomon Islands at the Pacific Oceania Junior Championship have come to a halt over the past days due to the current bad weather experienced in the country.
The youngsters were supposed to have kicked off their trainings following their successful campaign at the West Pacific Tennis competition two weeks ago but due to the bad weather they have been forced to stop.
But this does not stop the young talents from hitting the court.
According to the Solomon Islands Tennis Federation president, Joel Benjamin the players are currently concentrating on their fitness drills despite the rainy days.
He said, once the weather returns to normalcy then they will start proper trainings.
A training program has been put in place and it will be executed by the Tennis Development Officer, Johnson Taliki.
Solomon Islands has seven young tennis athletes who will represent the West Pacific Team in the POJC tennis competition.
The seven players comprises of three Honiara based athletes and four from the tennis Institute in Fiji.
They are Georgimah Row, Junior Benjamin Joel and Vinda Teally, Graham Mani, Zorika Morgan, Prudence Bird and Chrishma Au.
They were selected after topping their respective age category’s competition in the recently held West Pacific Qualifying tournament in Fiji early this month.
By CARLOS ARUAFU