Guyana Tennis Association lauds 2024 budgetary allocation for sport
The Guyana Tennis Association has lauded the G$4.6 billion allocation for sport in the 2024 National Budget.
The Association said it has developed a close working relationship with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport and it looks forward to much of the same going forward.
See below full statement by the Tennis Association
The Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) welcomes the unprecedented allocation of $4.6B in the 2024 budget to the sport sector.
In recent years the executive of the GTA has established a close working relationship and camaraderie with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.
Our frequent interactions have resulted in needs assessment of the tennis fraternity, which resulted in the fulfillment of many commitments to our sport.
These commitments include but are not limited to:
- Rehabilitation of the National Racquet Center tennis courts with the installation of lights and new bleachers
- Completion of the National Gymnasium tennis court with the installation of lights and bleachers
- Support for players to compete at the local and international levels
- Support for coaches to be certified and accredited by the International Tennis Federation
- Support for the National Tennis Academy.
As a result of the above-mentioned positions, our players and coaches can compete within the region and enhance their game strategies, fitness levels, and coaching knowledge to align with the goals and objectives of the GTA.
In light of the foregoing, the GTA looks forward to continued synergies with the National Sports Commission, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, and by extension, the Government of Guyana.
Our partnerships thus far have allowed our players, coaches, and officials to grow in their respective areas of expertise and most importantly, alleviated significant financial burdens from the parents of our players.