Port Moresby Racquets Club is now running development programs for both tennis and squash to increase the interest of the two codes. The hope is to encourage interested parents to get their children involved in the programs.
Tennis National Head Coach, Kwalum Apisah, said the popularity of the code is slowly gaining momentum, as trained and qualified tennis players are at hand to give the best coaching possible.
Since the establishment of the new Racquets Club in Port Moresby, that was used during the 2015 Pacific Games, the PNG government left the venue to NCDC Racquets Association, which is now being used by the public and members of the club.
Since then, new members have applied to join both tennis and squash, also enrolling their young children in both development programs for the two codes.
POM Tennis Club President, Kwalum Apisah, said creating a tennis development program for young and interested children will give parents the opportunity to enrol their children who show interest in the sport.
Also part of the racquets club, POM squash has also started a similar initiative, taking development of squash in the country to a new level. Schubert Maketu from POM squash said the code is slowly expanding, and more and more young people are beginning to take part.