At least 21 Tennis coaches have been trained over the last two weeks in Juba on the basic skills of training South Sudanese children interested in the sport.
The training was conducted by Max and Sam Tennis International Organization of the United Kingdom in collaboration with South Sudan Tennis Kids Organization.
Speaking to Radio Miraya on Monday, Sam Jalloh, an international Sierra-Leonean Tennis player and a trainer urged the South Sudanese coaches to be responsible in training children.
"What we have done today is basically to bring all the coaches back together as one family," he said.
"These coaches will be carrying on once we leave because me and my partner, we are here only to create this opportunity for the coaches and children. The South Sudanese people have got to take up this responsibility," he added.
The founder of the Max and Sam Tennis International Organization, Sarah Johnson, currently in South Sudan, said last year they trained nine coaches.
She said next year, they will be expanding the training programme to secondary and primary school teachers so that the children are taught the basics of tennis.
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