Wheelchair Tennis National Camp, a three day event which began on Friday, 5 February and ended on Sunday, 7 February saw over 45 players taking part in the camp – the highest number of participants compared to last year.
The camp was staged at the home of tennis, Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Soweto. The camp was aimed to improve and increase the level of play and knowledge of our most promising and upcoming tennis stars nationally and to ensure entry into the upcoming major tournaments in March and April.
Camp Directors Patrick Selepe and Archie Lemeko conducted the camp which saw young tennis enthusiasts battle it out in Soweto with assistance from WTSA performance coach Khotso Matshego and regional tennis coaches.
Camp Director Patrick Selepe is quoted saying “We are very excited to hold this wheelchair tennis camp for all those young athletes who want to improve their games. We have seen great performances from most of the players”. Selepe went on to thank the game sponsor Airports Company South Africa and contributors who made the camp the great success.
“The national camp is huge for our grassroots players as they get an opportunity to challenge other players from different provinces. It’s a winning culture, and it’s going to continue,” Wheelchair Tennis South Africa General Manager Karen Losch said. “This is the platform we use to identify players who are ready to take on the March and April challenge at our major tournaments. Our culture is all about developing upcoming stars and to give everyone an opportunity to grow.”
This event would not have been possible without the generous sponsor Airports Company South Africa; who is no stranger to the support of the sport in the country. Airports Company South Africa support these tennis projects as they believe in the development of our juniors especially the grassroots players among them.