Philip Henning, along with his personal coach, MC Olivier, has departed for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tennis is one of 32 sports making up the multi-discipline event, that takes place from the 6th to the 18th October. Team South Africa will be represented in 19 different sports codes for these, the third Youth Olympic Games. Previously South Africa sent teams to Singapore in 2010 and Nanjing, China in 2014.
Philip was part of a large SASCOC team that departed OR Tambo international airport this morning, and he had the opportunity to meet our Minister of Sport & Recreation – the honourable Tokozile Xasa – prior to boarding the flight.
SASCOC President, Gideon Sam wished the team well: “The Youth Olympic Games are the third multi-coded event of the year that SASCOC have delivered a team to. And once again we are confident that this team will do the nation proud by showcasing our rich sporting talent.”
“These young sportswomen and sportsmen are the future of our sport and it’s events like the YOG that help shape their future,” Sam added.
We wish you everything of the best Philip!