SABAH TENNIS HOPING FOR A SMOOTHER RIDE IN 2022

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 – Despite the limitations due to the Movement Control Order (MCO)), the Sabah Tennis Association (Sabah Tennis) managed to squeeze in some ”activities” in 2021 after being grounded in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The year 2021 was another year of limited activities and there were no tournaments of special gatherings on big scale except for ”tennis friendlies” between Kota Kinabalu and Lahad Datu in Sandakan.
However, the Sabah Tennis managed to ‘score’ when it managed to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was postponed from April to September due to the pandemic.
The AGM finally took place via Google Meet on 15th September 2021.
It was an achievement for Sabah Tennis when the AGM took place so as not to contravene the rules as advised by the Sports Commissioner.
On the election front, incumbent Johnson Koh was re-elected for the 8th term – which means the businessman has been at the helm of Sabah Tennis for 14 years.
What made it sweeter for Johnson Koh was that he was re-elected without a contest although he was ready to step down.
However, there was a change in vice-president when incumbent Christopher Lim did not contest for the post due to personal and job commitments.
Kota Kinabalu District Tennis Association (KKDTA) president Datuk Idrus Shafie was elected as the new vice president. He won uncontested.
The 5 committee members were also elected opposed :
  1. Abdul Rashid Ghani – Keningau.
  2. Jamad  Ahmad – Semporna.
  3. Madeezuan Madzi – Kuala Penyu.
  4. Tangaah Mahmuddin Onon – Kota Belud.
  5. Claire Godon – Kota Kinabalu – (Female Nomination)

As stipulated in the constitution the president appointed Tito Latoja as the Honorary Secretary and Tony Wong as the Honorary Treasurer to continue the STA’s current position. 

To get things moving for the new season, Sabah Tennis held two Exco meetings. One was held virtually in October and the second one was held in attendance on the 15th  December in Kota Kinabalu.

According to Johnson Koh, the 2022 calendar for Sabah Tennis was adopted in the  recent EXCO meeting and will see the full year activities in 2022 if the conditions permit. Among the most important on the calendar are the State inter affiliates tournament, the  ATF Under-14 tournament and the  International Team Tennis invitational tournament. 

 

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