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…

Kevin’s Comeback Goals

Kevin Anderson already has a pair of Grand Slam finals (2017 US Open, 2018 Wimbledon) and a career-high FedEx ATP Ranking of No. 5 to his name. When action resumes on the ATP Tour, the South African is determined to push well beyond those career highlights. “In 2021, If I’m a Grand Slam champion with…

Return for club tennis members

Tennis South Africa (TSA) is pleased to confirm that ALL categories of club tennis players can resume play with immediate effect. All players and facilities will need to comply with strict safety measures put in place to ensure compliance with national government protocols. These measure are detailed in the safe return to tennis info pack…

Tennis players ready to resume training

On Wednesday evening, our State President confirmed the easing of restrictions for several non-contact sports – including tennis – under alert level 3 of the national risk adjusted strategy. From a Tennis South Africa (TSA) perspective, this return will commence on a staggered basis, with the following players and their coaches now allowed to return…

Selected return for tennis under alert level 3

Tennis South Africa has welcomed Thursday’s gazetting of the sport specific alert level 3 directions by the Honourable Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture. Based on legal advice received, TSA understands that, subject to ministerial approval, the following categories of players (and their coaches) will be allowed to return to training and play shortly: ATP,…

Further suspensions by the ATP, WTA and ITF

The ATP Tour and International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their suspensions of professional tennis until July 31 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they said on Friday. The ATP and WTA announced in April that they were suspending all tournaments until July 13, with the WTA saying on Friday it had further suspended four events…