TSA appoints three key staff members


Tennis South Africa has made three critical personnel appointments in the coaching and high performance space – specifically:
Ghizela Enslin (Coaches Manager)
Kgotso Matshego (Head Coach – Western Cape Growthpoint Development Centre)
Andre de Beer (High Performance Manager)
Ghizela has a BA Degree in Psychology, is a TSA accredited Pro Coach and is also a TSA Coaches Tutor. Her new responsibilities include: the maintenance and continued implementation of TSA’s ITF Silver Status accreditation, the management of the national coaching calendar, TSA tutors and the on-going Continuous Professional Development workshops and finally overseeing TSA’s transformation and development strategy in relation to coach development in South Africa.
Kgotso joins TSA from Wheelchair Tennis SA – where he was the national team coach. He is TSA accredited Pro Coach and has coached at both the London and Rio Paralympics. He will be pioneering the roll out of the new Growthpoint Development Centre in Cape Town. His position will have multiple focus points – including: Collaborating with, and providing coaching support, to existing tennis development hubs in the region, collaborating with target schools in the region to provide coaching support and tennis opportunities for learners at those schools and talent identification and long-term player development planning for talented juniors – especially those from under-served communities.
Andre joins from the University of Pretoria (Tuks), where he was the head of programes for tennis. He has a BA (Hons) in Sport Science (HED) and is a TSA accredited Pro Coach, as well as a TSA Coaches Tutor. Andre will be responsible for the operational management of TSA’s high performance programme from junior tennis upwards, as well as talent identification, planning and management – including management of TSA’s junior national squad programme and overseeing TSA’s transformation and development strategy in relation to high performance tennis in South Africa.
Each new staff member commented on what they hope to achieve in their new roles:
Ghizela said: “I am very honored to accept the coaching manager position at TSA. A manager is only a title, it does not guarantee success. Just like tennis coaching it is an action and I am motivated that my role as coaching manager will be a success story.”
Kgotso commented: “I took up this position because I strongly believe TSA wants to make strides in growing the sport and making it accessible to everyone – irrespective of which background they come from, and it can only be a privilege to be part of such an organization. We aim to grow a very strong program and I am confident that we will be able to tap into the talent pool in those communities and give people access to the sport and then produce players that can compete on the world stage.”
Andre concluded: “I want to make a real difference by growing junior high performance tennis in SA. I want to help take it to the next level. Critically I want to work closely with players, parents and coaches, with the aim of helping our young talent to reach their goals as tennis players. I seem a key part of my role as acting as a link between the players and the national federation.”
Ghizela and Andre have already commenced work at TSA and Kgotso starts shortly.