SA Davis Cup Team announced to play in Zenica

The South African Davis Cup team captain, Marcos Ondruska, has named his four-man squad to contest the forthcoming Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on the 6th and 7th March 2020. This follows South Africa’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town last…

GC Primary Schools teams announced

Congratulations to the Gauteng Central Tennis U13 Boys & Girls Primary Schools A team who will play at the SA schools interprovincial tournament in Bloemfontein from 10 to 13 April 2020. The B team players may not participate in the interprovincial but deserve recognition for their achievement (final standings are indicated in brackets). We thank…

Local ITF Women’s tournament named after Ilana Kloss

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the two $25 000 women’s International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour events, taking place in Potchefstroom in March, will be named after well-known former South African No. 1 player and social activist, Ilana Kloss. The Ilana Kloss international – week one and week two, respectively, will take place…

Kevin Anderson has second knee operation

South Africa’s former world number five Kevin Anderson said on Friday he will be out of action for the foreseeable future after surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. Anderson, who missed the second half of the 2019 season to recover from a knee injury which required surgery in September, said he…

SA Wheelchair Team qualify for World Team Cup finals

South African men’s wheelchair tennis team have secured their spot in the 2020 BNP Paribas World Team Cup finals with a clean sweep victory over Morocco in Nairobi on Sunday. Twelve teams from eight countries battled it out on the courts of Nairobi Tennis Club, from February 13-16, to vie for a spot in the…

Team SA best in the continent

Hosts South Africa capped a historic tournament by winning the 18 & Under African Junior Championships Nations trophy when the continental tournament ended at TuksTennis at University of Pretoria on Sunday. South Africa finished in top position with an overall 635 points in the nation rankings with Morocco in second place with 490 points and…

Kholo Montsi crowned double African Junior Champion

The 2020 African Junior Championships Individual Competition has drawn to a close following five days of high-level action at the TuksTennis, University of Pretoria. The country’s top seed Kholo Montsi gave the home fans plenty to cheer about, becoming the first South African to claim the 18 & Under African Junior Championships title since Philip…

WTA Future Stars event for South Africa

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced an exciting new partnership with the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to bring a WTA Future Stars event to South Africa in 2020. WTA Future Stars is a singles competition for girls in the Under-14 (U14) and Under-16 (U16) age categories, that culminates in a global final held in the…

Match in Africa a resounding success

Congratulations to John-Laffnie De Jager and his team at No Boundaries for hosting such an amazing event in South Africa showcasing two tennis legends – Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal. The Match in Africa was a huge success breaking world records for crowd attendance and raising millions for the Roger Federer Foundation. John-Laffnie sums it…

GC 2020 High Schools teams announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Gauteng Central Schools teams. Our GC A team will represent us at the SA Schools Interprovincial Tournament in Pretoria from 10 – 13 April 2020 . We thank all players who participated and represented their schools with honour. GIRLS U/15 A Erin Jacobs –…

Klaasen’s Australian Open bid over

South Africa’s participation at this year’s Australian Open is over after doubles star Raven Klaasen lost in the second round in Melbourne on Friday. Klaasen and his new Austrian partner Oliver Marach lost 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 4-6 to little-known Argentine Andres Molteni and his Monegasque partner, Hugo Nys. Klaasen and Marach were the ninth-seeds for…

Long day for Kevin at the Australian Open

Kevin Anderson may not have envisaged his return to Grand Slam championship play would end at 1:30 a.m. local time in Melbourne, but that’s what happened on Wednesday morning at the Australian Open. The big-serving South African finally completed a 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(8) comeback victory over Belarusian qualifier Ilya Ivashka in three hours…

Lloyd Harris suffers early Australian Open exit

Rising South African tennis star Lloyd Harris suffered an early exit at the Australian Open when he was bundled out in the first round by Argentine 14th-seed Diego Schwartzman in Melbourne on Tuesday. Schwartzman won comfortably in three sets with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 scoreline. Harris hit more winners (23) than his opponent (20) but…

SA’s Harris blown away in Adelaide final by red-hot Rublev

South African Lloyd Harris’ gallant run at the Adelaide International ended in defeat in the final against Russia’s Andrey Rublev. Rublev romped to victory in just 57 minutes, winning 6-3, 6-0, making it back-to-back titles for the 22-year-old after claiming victory at the Qatar Open in Doha last week. Harris can console himself in the…