Malaysia continues to host more international tennis tournaments, with the latest being the Asia Tennis Championship 14 & Under scheduled from Aug 20-27. Former national player Adam Jaya says it’s now time to take advantage of the tournaments and develop more talents.
Penang-born and raised Khoo Hooi Hye was in Paris for the 1924 Olympics as a member of a four-man delegation – all tennis players – representing China. That may make him the first Malayan to appear at the Summer Games, three decades before the country sent a contingent to Melbourne in 1956.
Stakeholders, especially schools, must come together to help tennis flourish, says Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia honorary secretary Rahizam Rahim.