Wilson R100 000 Challenge is back


The World’s leading tennis brand Wilson are again ready to host the Wilson R100 000 Challenge.

The tournament will be played at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre in Lakefield, Benoni over two weekends namely 5th, 6th and 7th and 12th, 13th and 14th May 2017.

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 sponsoring 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 prize money and 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.

Brad Summers said that the big advantage of the new dates will allow more u/14 players to participate without having to take time off school.

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 CEO Richard Glover praised Wilson for this ongoing initiative. “Wilson’s ongoing commitment to tennis in South Africa, with a fantastic initiative such as this, is commendable. A tournament like this affords the greater tennis family not only the opportunity to participate and watch awesome top level tennis, but also 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”.

For enquiries please contact Lorna Krog on 083-630-1990, Owen McNeill on 084-565-6322 or The Golf Racket on 011-807-5362.