The Port Moresby Racquets Club is opening its club and kicking off the year with the Junior Development Program.
“Junior Development Program at the Racquets Club resumes on the 15th of January this year,” said POMRU representative Mr Madako Suari.
“POMRC will be running similar programs, as they have been doing, for the past five to six years, both for squash and tennis.”
“The Program for beginners starts this Saturday and runs from 8 am to 12 pm and the fee is K12/child.”
The club has a good and safe atmosphere with qualified coaches available on the grounds to help teach youngsters the art of tennis or squash.
The POMRC is looking to identify and place talented youngsters in focus groups and to continue their not just over the weekend but throughout the week as well.
“The advanced development program for juniors will also be running, for children who have the potential and they will be moved into focus groups to undergo further training programs during the week and these children will be assisted and supervised by parents and the club, said Mr Suari, explaining how the development program will be run.
“What we hope to do is not just teach children a racquet sport, but to prepare them for domestic and international competitions as well,” said Mr Suari.
A number of children in their Junior Development Programs have been identified and the club hopes to train them further in preparations for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.
“We are starting off the club’s activities with the Junior Development Program but a full calendar of the club’s activities will be made available soon to members and anyone else who is interested in taking up a racquet sport,” said Mr Suari.
Yearly memberships for the club are affordable, with K260 for a single and K400 for a family package and the club is sending an open invitation to the general public to join up if they wish to take up tennis or squash this year.