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…

SA Junior beach tennis receives support

Tennis South Africa have announced plans to launch a Junior Beach Tennis Programme after receiving eight Superkits from the International Tennis Federation’s Global Development Partner, SANDEVER. The kits, which include all the necessary equipment (one court, four paddles and six balls) to allow nations to start playing, were sent out earlier this year as part…

Roxanne Clarke appointed SA BJK Cup Captain

Tennis South Africa (TSA) is delighted to announce that Roxanne Clarke has been appointed captain of South Africa’s Billie Jean King Cup team for the next four years. The Billie Jean King Cup competition (renamed in September 2020) was previously known as the Fed Cup (from 1995), and even earlier as the Federation Cup. 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…

Significant changes to selected upcoming TSA tournaments

Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced several significant changes to the upcoming Growthpoint Super 8 and Junior National tournaments to be held in KwaZulu–Natal and Free State respectively in October in line with the national government level 2 regulations. Most notably, the association has decided to cancel the qualifying rounds with draws to be reduced from…

Bundes and GC Leagues

Our Gauteng Central 2020 Bundes League, Men’s Sunday and Ladies Saturday league fixtures are now available on our ‘League’ page. Bundes League starts on 12 September 2020 and we wish our participating clubs and their players a competitive and fun time. Fairland Tennis Club: Ladies:Megan BassonRensia de LangeSamantha MullerKaryn HambridgeNeo MafuyekaSumari Viljoen (Cpt) Men:Andreas ScottJean…

Launch of ITF events for age 30 plus players

The ITF is creating a new age category to allow players aged 30-and-over to play in competitive, non-professional events – and battle for ranking points – around the world. In 2021, tournaments on the ITF Seniors Tour will be able to host players in the 30-and-over category for the first time. The lowest age category…

Updated level 2 regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 2 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Tuesday, 18 August, several restrictions will be eased: PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2: 8 players allowed per court – for coaching purposes Tennis Clubhouses allowed to re-open Use of floodlights permitted…