ITF Plans for Tennis Return

The International Tennis Federation has today announced plans for the resumption of play on the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the ITF Seniors Tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour. The plans have been drawn up in collaboration with each tour’s committee and approved by the ITF Board, with…

Kevin’s Comeback Goals

Kevin Anderson already has a pair of Grand Slam finals (2017 US Open, 2018 Wimbledon) and a career-high FedEx ATP Ranking of No. 5 to his name. When action resumes on the ATP Tour, the South African is determined to push well beyond those career highlights. “In 2021, If I’m a Grand Slam champion with…

Return for club tennis members

Tennis South Africa (TSA) is pleased to confirm that ALL categories of club tennis players can resume play with immediate effect. All players and facilities will need to comply with strict safety measures put in place to ensure compliance with national government protocols. These measure are detailed in the safe return to tennis info pack…

Tennis players ready to resume training

On Wednesday evening, our State President confirmed the easing of restrictions for several non-contact sports – including tennis – under alert level 3 of the national risk adjusted strategy. From a Tennis South Africa (TSA) perspective, this return will commence on a staggered basis, with the following players and their coaches now allowed to return…

Selected return for tennis under alert level 3

Tennis South Africa has welcomed Thursday’s gazetting of the sport specific alert level 3 directions by the Honourable Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture. Based on legal advice received, TSA understands that, subject to ministerial approval, the following categories of players (and their coaches) will be allowed to return to training and play shortly: ATP,…

Further suspensions by the ATP, WTA and ITF

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they said on Friday. The ATP and WTA announced in April that they were suspending all tournaments until July 13, with the WTA saying on Friday it had further suspended four events…

A proposal for the return of tennis

Earlier today, Tennis South Africa submitted a proposal to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture for the proposed return of play of the sport in South Africa. This proposal makes the case that tennis (as well as other non-contact, individual sports) needs to be considered as a low risk activity, in the context of…

Tennis activities prohibited in Lockdown 4

From Tennis South Africa (TSA): “We are fully aware of how frustrating the lockdown period has been for everyone and we sympathise with you all. This is a difficult time for everyone within the tennis community. We are all very keen to get back on court and resume all the tennis activities involved in this…

Crookes and Ravele to be reviewed by Independent committee

Ntambi Ravele has decided to step aside to allow the arbitration at the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) to happen and an investigation from Tennis SA (TSA) to go ahead without her being a board member. The TSA board said in a statement yesterday that it has unanimously accepted a recommendation, by…

Laver Cup Boston 2020 Moved To 2021

Event organisers today announced that the Laver Cup will not be held in 2020, but will return to Boston in 2021, a move prompted by changes to the international tennis calendar which created a scheduling conflict with other major international tennis events. The fourth edition of the Laver Cup will now be held at TD…

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII

It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11…

TSA extends tournaments suspension

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a further suspension of all sanctioned events, under its jurisdiction, until the 7th June 2020, inclusive. The decision to extend the shutdown of local tennis tournaments, and related activities, has been taken in light of the ever-growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and the State President’s announcement of…

TSA events suspended

Tennis South Africa has today confirmed that all TSA sanctioned events will be suspended for the next 6 weeks – until the 20th April at the earliest. This follows Sunday evening’s declaration by our State President of a national state of disaster in South Africa. Within the declaration there are three key considerations that immediately…

SA to play Venezuela away in Davis Cup tie

South Africa’s Davis Cup team will face Venezuela in an away tie in the World Group II in September after the two nations were drawn against one another at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) headquarters in London, United Kingdom, on Friday. The tie will be played on either Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 September or…