Just when I thought that the Lawn Tennis Association of Malaysia (LTAM) were ready to change their profile and move on to better things, I get news that nothing much as really changed from the scene in the last 30 years.
LTAM in the last 30 years have been embroiled in one too many controversies ranging from unfair selection process, favourtism, high-handedness of officials to the poor state of the game.
It was hoped that LTAM under the present leadership of Datuk Abdul Razak Latiff, would stay clear of controversies and concentrate on the development of the game with the hope of raising the standard of the game in the country.
However, Malaysia's perennial problem in sports - controversies - has reared its ugly head yet again.
Parent of tennis players have already started complaining about unfairness in selections, ranking systems not followed and made a mockery of, players with indiscipline still condoned by the associations and ad-hoc selection process.
There was even a case where a 24th ranked player got the nod over the No 1 ranked player for an age-group tournament.
Even the selection of coaches has been questioned and many feel the current set of coaches have not done much for the game.
There is even accusation that if players, parents or officials stand for their rights and challenge the authority, they will be penalised.
Basically, although the picture painted to the general public is that tennis in Malaysia is heading in the right direction, beneath all the claims, is that LTAM is in turmoil.
So whats new in Malaysian sports?
While the house is not in order and tennis in Malaysia sucks, we have exhibition matches being brought to Malaysia for millions of ringgit!
How this help the game, I wonder?
The only people I think that gain from these high profile exhibition matches are the promoters themselves.
To make matters worse, these matches are played to near empty Stadiums!
Sadly, this only happens in Malaysia!
It is learnt that letters from parents and coaches have already been sent to the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Council, seeking for justice.
It will be interesting to see if anything is done, or the matter just swept under the carpet!