Johannesburg, South Africa – After the great success of the inaugural Wilson R100 000 Challenge in 2013, the World’s leading tennis brand Wilson have announced that they will once again host the open tennis tournament this year.
The Wilson R100 000.00 Challenge will be played at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre, Country Lane, Lakefield, Benoni, from 27 April to 02 May 2016. The big advantage being that these dates include 2 public holidays and a week-end.
Brothers Brad and Brett Summers, Directors of The Golf Racket, who are the distributors of Wilson products throughout South Africa are delighted to once again be hosting the event and with it are happy to be putting something back into the sport they love.
The tournament will be hosting the following events namely an Open Men’s and Women’s event together with a Boys and Girls U/14 event. All events will have a singles and doubles draw.
Wilson are happy to announce that prize money will again be paid from the quarter finals. Junior recipients will get vouchers to the value of the allocated prize money as the rules of tennis do not allow juniors to receive prize money.
The sponsors will have the rights to 4 wild card nominations into the Open tournament and the tournament will be run under the auspices of Tennis South Africa (TSA).
Tennis South Africa’s President, Gavin Crookes praised Wilson for this ongoing initiative. “Wilson’s ongoing commitment to tennis in South Africa with a fantastic initiative such as this is commended. A tournament like this affords the greater tennis family not only the opportunity to participate and watch awesome top level tennis, but also the occasion to rekindle friendships and reaffirm the passion we all have for tennis. The Event is a superb example of Tennis South Africa’s Vision Statement of “we all want to see someone playing tennis somewhere every day”.
Entries may be done on the TSA website.