Roxanne Clarke appointed SA BJK Cup Captain

Tennis South Africa (TSA) is delighted to announce that Roxanne Clarke has been appointed captain of South Africa’s Billie Jean King Cup team for the next four years. The Billie Jean King Cup competition (renamed in September 2020) was previously known as the Fed Cup (from 1995), and even earlier as the Federation Cup. The…

GC Schools team vs Gauteng North

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year the Tennis South Africa High and Primary Schools Interprovincial tournaments were cancelled. To give our players the chance to compete, Gauteng Central and Gauteng North recently played against each other. Our U/13 and U/19 teams travelled to Pretoria and the U/15 teams played at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium….

Klaasen and McLachlan win ATP 250 title in Cologne

It didn’t take long for Raven Klaasen and Ben McLachlan to click.Klaasen (coached by Stephan Dk.) and McLachlan won the bett1HULKS Championship on their team debut, defeating two-time Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday for the trophy.“It was a fun match to play. I want to thank my partner…

Kevin Anderson named President of ATP Player Council

South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson has been named as President of the ATP Player Council. Anderson, a former world no 5, had previously served as the council’s Vice-President. The governing body of the men’s professional tennis also announced that four new players have been elected to the ATP Player Council – Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada),…

Junior French Open debut for Montsi

South African teen sensation Kholo Montsi jets off today to Paris ahead of his debut appearance at the French Open Junior Tennis Championships at Roland Garros. Montsi received his second direct entry into the main draw of a Junior Grand Slam tournament and is pumped up ahead of the event. The Junior competition is scheduled…

Alert Level 1 Tennis Regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 1 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Monday, 21 September, several restrictions will be eased: HYGIENE MEASURES TO REMAIN IN PLACE: Always maintain 1.5m distancingWash or sanitize your hands before and after lessonsRemember to sneeze in your elbowWear…

Applications Open for Davis/Fed Cup Captains

Tennis South Africa herewith invites suitably qualified persons, who are in good standing with Federation, to apply for the positions of either Fed Cup Captain OR Davis Cup Captain. It should be noted that one person may not hold both positions at the same time and that these are part-time roles. The contract term of…

Significant changes to selected upcoming TSA tournaments

Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced several significant changes to the upcoming Growthpoint Super 8 and Junior National tournaments to be held in KwaZulu–Natal and Free State respectively in October in line with the national government level 2 regulations. Most notably, the association has decided to cancel the qualifying rounds with draws to be reduced from…

Bundes and GC Leagues

Our Gauteng Central 2020 Bundes League, Men’s Sunday and Ladies Saturday league fixtures are now available on our ‘League’ page. Bundes League starts on 12 September 2020 and we wish our participating clubs and their players a competitive and fun time. Fairland Tennis Club: Ladies:Megan BassonRensia de LangeSamantha MullerKaryn HambridgeNeo MafuyekaSumari Viljoen (Cpt) Men:Andreas ScottJean…

Klaasen boosted by ATP accolade

South Africa’s world-class doubles specialist Raven Klaasen was handed a morale-boosting accolade ahead of next week’s US Open which starts on Monday in New York City.The 37-year-old Klaasen, coached by Capetonian Stephan Dk. will partner 40-year-old Austrian Oliver Marach. The pair are seeded 7th for the 2020 US Open doubles competition.Klaasen was voted by his…

Launch of ITF events for age 30 plus players

The ITF is creating a new age category to allow players aged 30-and-over to play in competitive, non-professional events – and battle for ranking points – around the world. In 2021, tournaments on the ITF Seniors Tour will be able to host players in the 30-and-over category for the first time. The lowest age category…

Updated level 2 regulations

Following our State President’s announcement on the easing of restrictions and the move to alert level 2 of the national risk adjusted strategy from Tuesday, 18 August, several restrictions will be eased: PERMITTED UNDER ALERT LEVEL 2: 8 players allowed per court – for coaching purposes Tennis Clubhouses allowed to re-open Use of floodlights permitted…

TSA announces return of Junior and Senior Events

Junior Tennis: Tennis South Africa (TSA) has today announced the plans for the resumption of junior tennis tournaments with the health and safety of all involved the primary focus. Tournaments are currently set to resume in the week commencing 22 August 2020. Click here for the calendar for August and September (reflecting which Districts/Provinces) have…

ITF Plans for Tennis Return

The International Tennis Federation has today announced plans for the resumption of play on the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors, the ITF Seniors Tour, the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the ITF Beach Tennis World Tour. The plans have been drawn up in collaboration with each tour’s committee and approved by the ITF Board, with…