Coach Kualam Apisah said he would take the four PNG-based tennis athletes to St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane on Wednesday, where they will meet the overseas-based players and work out combinations for doubles, mixed doubles and playing order.
“The four athletes from PNG plus the nine athletes based in Australia and United States, including the reserves, will have 12 days to work out combinations for doubles, mixed doubles and playing order.
“These 12 days will be ample time for me to analyse the athletes properly and confirm their rankings, and select combinations of doubles for both male and female players,” Apisah said.
Senior athlete Abigail Tere-Apisah is expected to join her colleges in Australia after her training stint in the United States.
Abigail traveled to Michigan, USA, to train and attend a tournament after returning from India. Apisah said together the athletes will play three tournaments while in Brisbane before the Games.
He said the whole team is expected to return to Port Moresby on June 29.
This was so they could to familiarise themselves with the new court surfaces at the Port Moresby Racquets Club at Bava Street, Boroko.