Revised dates for SA High Schools Girls trials

Due to the fact that Tennis South Africa are now holding the BNP Paribas Rising Stars on the weekend of 7 – 9 May we have had to make changes to our GC High Schools trials for our girls (boys event remains unchanged). Please note the changes of venue and dates! Revised dates: 15 and…

Inter school sport now permitted

School sport matches including provincial and national school sport tournaments may now resume, but without spectators and with various COVID-19 controls in place. The basic education department gazetted the new regulations on Saturday, 27 March 2021 – See gazetted regulations here Championships, tournaments and interschool sport matches that require pupils to travel to other schools…

Harris shocks Nishikori to move into Dubai semifinals

South African tennis ace Lloyd Harris becomes the first qualifier to reach the semifinals of the Dubai ATP 500 Championships with upset win over former world number 4, Kei Nishikori of Japan.Harris beat Nishikori 6-1 3-6 6-3 in 1 hour and 37 minutes. Harris won the first five games with two consecutive breaks in the…

Lloyd Harris storms into Dubai Quarterfinals

South African qualifier Lloyd Harris on Wednesday continued his dream run at the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a upset straight set (7-6 6-4) win over 14th seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia. On Tuesday, Capetonian Harris had stunned top seed and US Open champion Dominic Thiem in straight sets in what was…

COVID Level 1 tennis regulations

Following the State President’s address last night – including his announcement of the country’s move to lockdown Alert Level 1, please note the following changes as detailed by Tennis South Africa (TSA), in terms of all tennis activities, with immediate effect: Mandatory Mask wearing: Wearing of masks is still important under alert level 1 and…

Revised Dates – High/Primary Schools Trials

Tennis South Africa announced that the SA Primary and High Schools Inter-Provincial events will now take place from the 6-9 August 2021. The Primary Schools event will be held in Bloemfontein and the High Schools tournament will take place in Pretoria. These events were originally scheduled for 19-22 March but have been moved following COVID…

WTA Future Stars coming to SA in April

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has confirmed a partnership with the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), through the WTA Future Stars event taking place in South Africa in 2021. The format was due to debut in the country last year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WTA Future Stars is a singles competition for girls…

TSA appoints new Davis Cup Captain

SA tennis legend, Christo van Rensburg, named as new Davis Cup Captain. Van Rensburg is a former doubles Grand Slam winner and, during his career, enjoyed singles wins over the likes of Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Pat Rafter and Pete Sampras. As part of the new structure, Raven Klaasen, has been…

GC High and Primary Schools Trials postponed

The GC schools trials that were due to take place in January and February 2021 have been postponed due to COVID related reasons. New dates will be confirmed during February and will be detailed on our website and Facebook page.

GC High and Primary Schools Trials entries now open

Entries are now open for the Gauteng Central High and Primary Schools trials for 2021 to be held at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium. The High schools trials will take place on 30 and 31 January 2021 for the girls and 6 and 7 February 2021 for the boys. The 2021 Tennis South Africa High Schools…

Growthpoint Super 8 – a great end to 2020

The Gauteng Central Growthpoint Super 8 tournament took place at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium from 18 – 22 December 2020. It was a great way for GCTA to end the year and we thank all the players who joined us in making it a successfull event. A word of appreciation must also go the the…

GC Schools team vs Gauteng North

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year the Tennis South Africa High and Primary Schools Interprovincial tournaments were cancelled. To give our players the chance to compete, Gauteng Central and Gauteng North recently played against each other. Our U/13 and U/19 teams travelled to Pretoria and the U/15 teams played at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium….

Alert Level 1 Tennis Regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 1 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Monday, 21 September, several restrictions will be eased: HYGIENE MEASURES TO REMAIN IN PLACE: Always maintain 1.5m distancingWash or sanitize your hands before and after lessonsRemember to sneeze in your elbowWear…

Applications Open for Davis/Fed Cup Captains

Tennis South Africa herewith invites suitably qualified persons, who are in good standing with Federation, to apply for the positions of either Fed Cup Captain OR Davis Cup Captain. It should be noted that one person may not hold both positions at the same time and that these are part-time roles. The contract term of…