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Zonal tennis coaches will be under the microscope in the two-day Sparc Systems National Tennis Championship scheduled to get underway in Blantyre Saturday.

Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (LTAM) Technical Director, Thomson

Mtengula, said the performance of the coaches from zones, such as Domasi, Gymkhana Club, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre, would be rated through the championship.

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“This Sparc System Malawi National Championship is not only a competition for junior players, but also for coaches in Malawi. The coaches will be competing to see whose products have won most medals,” he said.

Mtengula said he was encouraged by the fact that 50 players have qualified for the finals, adding that they hope to groom a squad for the 2022 Youth Games.

The championship will involve under-12, 14 and 16 divisions in girls’ and boys’ sections.

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Some of the players billed as favourites for the championship are Mwaiwawo Kadammanja, Linda Msiska, George Napoleon, Madalitso Chunga, Chisomo Liyao, Savannah Mkandawire, Charles Mdala and Diana Nyirenda.

Sparc Systems Technical Sales Manager, Alena Chiwaya, said they hope that LTAM would run the championship according to their strategic plan.

“We pumped in K1.5 million because we were impressed with the roadmap which shows that they want to identify and groom players to win medals for Malawi on the international level. Through this championship, we hope that will be achieved,” she said.

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