For squad this Saturday, 4th February, our visiting professional coach is Marius Masencamp. Marius was one of the top juniors in South Africa and now is the head coach at St Stithians which is one of the top tennis schools in the country. Marius is also the Chairman of the Gauteng Central High Schools Committee.
Greer Leo-Smith (Stevens) was a top ten singles and doubles player as well as a three-time Grand Slam Doubles winner. In 1980 Greer reached a career high singles ranking of 7 and an incredible ranking of 3 in doubles. In that year she also reached the quarter finals at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Greer also played for the Boston Lobsters of World Tennis fame. Greer was South African Fed Cup Captain for many years.
Please let your children either read these facts pertaining to the coaches as quite often they think they know more than the coaches! It is also important that the squad members appreciate the standard of expertise these coaches have attained and that they are fortunate to have them at Ellis Park on a Saturday.
Nicky will be here for the clothing from 9h30 till 1h30 this Saturday. Those of you who haven’t yet ordered must do so otherwise you ‘miss out’ until April/May when she will do a further ‘run’.
Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.