Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since WWII

It is with great regret that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11…

TSA extends tournaments suspension

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced a further suspension of all sanctioned events, under its jurisdiction, until the 7th June 2020, inclusive. The decision to extend the shutdown of local tennis tournaments, and related activities, has been taken in light of the ever-growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and the State President’s announcement of…

TSA events suspended

Tennis South Africa has today confirmed that all TSA sanctioned events will be suspended for the next 6 weeks – until the 20th April at the earliest. This follows Sunday evening’s declaration by our State President of a national state of disaster in South Africa. Within the declaration there are three key considerations that immediately…

SA to play Venezuela away in Davis Cup tie

South Africa’s Davis Cup team will face Venezuela in an away tie in the World Group II in September after the two nations were drawn against one another at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) headquarters in London, United Kingdom, on Friday. The tie will be played on either Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 September or…

Tennis events cancelled due to Coronavirus

The two international tournaments being played in Potchefstroom have been cancelled – ATP PotchOpen Challenger and the ITF Ilana Kloss International. ‪This follows the announcement of a 6-week suspension of tennis events due to escalating health & safety issues arising from the global outbreak of COVID-19.‬ Players participating in the these events will earn round…

SA’s Davis Cup promotion hopes crash

South Africa’s Davis Cup promotion hopes suffered a massive setback after back-to-back upsets on Day 2 of their World Group 1 play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Saturday. The day started with the teams level-pegging at 1-all after but after Saturday’s two rubbers, Bosnia sealed the tie with a…

South Africa tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina after day one

The South African Davis Cup team sits tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1 following the opening day of action in the Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie at Arena Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia’s top player Damir Dzumhur secured the first victory of the day on Friday, defeating South Africa’s Ruan Roelofse in…

Davis Cup Order of Play decided

South African Davis Cup team captain Marcos Ondruska is upbeat ahead of the weekend’s Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, starting on Friday. Ondruska nominated Lloyd Harris and Ruan Roelofse for the singles with Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse for the doubles. In the draw conducted Thursday, South…

SA Davis Cup Captain upbeat ahead of this weekend’s tie

South African Davis Cup team captain Marcos Ondruska is upbeat ahead of the weekend’s Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica, starting on Friday. After two days of working out with the team, Ondruska says all the players are in a good condition and they are very pumped up…

SA Davis Cup Team announced to play in Zenica

The South African Davis Cup team captain, Marcos Ondruska, has named his four-man squad to contest the forthcoming Davis Cup World Group 1 Play-off tie against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on the 6th and 7th March 2020. This follows South Africa’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town last…

GC Primary Schools teams announced

Congratulations to the Gauteng Central Tennis U13 Boys & Girls Primary Schools A team who will play at the SA schools interprovincial tournament in Bloemfontein from 10 to 13 April 2020. The B team players may not participate in the interprovincial but deserve recognition for their achievement (final standings are indicated in brackets). We thank…

Local ITF Women’s tournament named after Ilana Kloss

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the two $25 000 women’s International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour events, taking place in Potchefstroom in March, will be named after well-known former South African No. 1 player and social activist, Ilana Kloss. The Ilana Kloss international – week one and week two, respectively, will take place…

Kevin Anderson has second knee operation

South Africa’s former world number five Kevin Anderson said on Friday he will be out of action for the foreseeable future after surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. Anderson, who missed the second half of the 2019 season to recover from a knee injury which required surgery in September, said he…

SA Wheelchair Team qualify for World Team Cup finals

South African men’s wheelchair tennis team have secured their spot in the 2020 BNP Paribas World Team Cup finals with a clean sweep victory over Morocco in Nairobi on Sunday. Twelve teams from eight countries battled it out on the courts of Nairobi Tennis Club, from February 13-16, to vie for a spot in the…