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By Bernard Mhone:

Lawn Tennis Association of Malawi (LTAM) has expressed satisfaction with the level of fitness for most of its players after conducting an assessment exercise over the weekend.

The tennis body advised its players to undergo home training following the suspension of sporting activities on March 20 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

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LTAM Head of Technical Owen Mfune said 20 out of 56 players are fit to compete in local and international competitions.

“We observed that athletes from the Northern Region are fit followed by Eastern Region. The south is third and central is on fourth. We are encouraged by the result because we thought it was impossible to train at home,” he said.

Mfune said LTAM was planning to test over 60 players but some did not attend the exercise following confusion surrounding government’s restriction limiting public gatherings to 10 people before it was reverted back to 100.

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He urged players to continue training at home to keep their shape.

One of the coaches Henry Mtuta, who is also based in Lilongwe, said the exercise was fruitful despite suffering low turn up due to confusion surrounding the ban.

LTAM examined under 12, 14, 16 and 18 players.

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