The Botswana Badminton Association(BBA) in conjunction with Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) held a mini- refresher course for Technical Officials on Wednesday at Ledumang Senior School. In a brief interview with Barulaganye Ncube, the objective of this course is to refresh the current umpires and equip the upcoming ones as this will help the association in building and grading them.
About 30 technical officials have participated. Some of the things that are taught are Laws of Badminton, Scoring System and Service, Vocabulary and Instant Review System and ITTO’S Code of Conduct. BBA leading Technical Officials are to facilitate the course, and the people teaching the course are Gopolang Mekgwe, Abraham Masole, Emmanuel Saakane, Emmanuel Seokamo and Gagothata Modigela.
There are certificates of attendance at the end of the course.
The training will be followed by national finals for senior schools. Games will be played this weekend from Thursday 26- Saturday 28 July at Ledumang Senior School from 8am where 4 zones, North, North Central, South Central and South will be participating. These games are the national finals for senior schools.