Koreans to conduct soft tennis clinics
Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2019
By: GL Oh

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah soft tennis scene kick starts the new calendar year on a bright note starting with the arrival of a coaching team from the Korea Soft Tennis Association (KSTA) later this month.

According to Sabah Soft Tennis Association (SSTA) secretary Yenny Yapp, the team from Daegu Bank, Korea, consists of one head coach and seven assistants.

“The team will be arriving here on January 21. They will stay until February 15 and General Manager Kim Tae Ju has confirmed that coach Cho Keyoung Soo will conduct soft tennis clinics for beginners and advanced players for two weeks.

“He will be assisted by seven lady mentors namely, Cho EunJeong, Park DaSom, Kim JiYeon, Kim Miae, Kim Jisu, Seo Yeon Hee and Kim You Rim and the training camp will commence with a tournament for all participants,” she said.

She added that the partnership with KSTA was made possible by SSTA official KK Chin during the Asian Soft Tennis Federation (ASTF) General Assembly held at Chiangmai, Thailand in December 2018

Members of the public are also invited by SSTA president Richard Shak to observe the soft tennis training and to try out the game.

He said those interested and need more information are to contact Yenny Yapp (012-8253809) or KK Chin (012-8229390).

Meanwhile, SSTA who had spearheaded the campaign to establish a new Malaysia Soft Tennis Association (MSTA) received news that the application took a positive turn with the initial approval.

“I will go to the Sports Commissioner Office to collect the Certificate next week and we will have to see what are the terms and condition set upon for us to comply within a period of time,” said MSTA pro-team president Shamshuzaman Sulaiman.

With the national body set to established, KK Chin, who was recently appointed by the Asia Soft Tennis Federation (ASTF) as technical delegate for soft tennis in the 30th Philippine SEA Games in Manila in December this year expressed confidence that the Sports Commissioner Office will support their campaign for Malaysia soft tennis team to participate in the SEA Games.

In another development, SSTA treasurer Justin Liew Vun Shin will represent the State body as an observer in the Taiwan Soft Tennis Open Championship from January 23-26 at the request of Chinese Taipei Soft Tennis Association. 


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