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…

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…

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…

Team SA best in the continent

Hosts South Africa capped a historic tournament by winning the 18 & Under African Junior Championships Nations trophy when the continental tournament ended at TuksTennis at University of Pretoria on Sunday. South Africa finished in top position with an overall 635 points in the nation rankings with Morocco in second place with 490 points and…

Kholo Montsi crowned double African Junior Champion

The 2020 African Junior Championships Individual Competition has drawn to a close following five days of high-level action at the TuksTennis, University of Pretoria. The country’s top seed Kholo Montsi gave the home fans plenty to cheer about, becoming the first South African to claim the 18 & Under African Junior Championships title since Philip…

Junior National Selectors announced

Tennis South Africa has confirmed its new panel of junior national selectors. The selectors are as follows: Asnath Sebati (Western Cape), MC Olivier (Free State), Terrey Schweitzer (Gauteng) and Liza-Mari Olivier (North West). The term of the new selection panel has begun and runs until the end of March 2021. The end date being in…

ITF, WTA and ATP deliver optimised pro tennis structure

The ITF has announced an agreement with the ATP and the WTA to optimise the structure of men’s and women’s professional tennis. This will provide additional competitive opportunities and a clear and fair pathway for talented players. The agreement includes the allocation of ATP and WTA ranking points at $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour tournaments,…

The Wilson Challenge to be played in Benoni

The Wilson Tennis Challenge will raise the bar this year with its biggest ever prize money purse, when the 7th edition of the popular local tournament returns to the Gauteng East Tennis Centre in Lakefield, Benoni from 31 May – 09 June 2019. Thanks to the continued commitment of title sponsor – sporting equipment giant…

U14 African Junior Champs come to Benoni

South Africa will host the Under-14 African Junior Championships for boys and girls at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre in Benoni from 24 to 28 April 2019. This is the fourth consecutive year that the prestigious junior tennis showpiece takes place on South African shores with the host nation having finished in second place last…

GC junior invited to Chris Evert Academy

Congratulations to Gauteng Central junior player Mia Roets who received an invitation to go to the Chris Evert School in the US. Mia enjoyed her time at the Evert Academy and after an assessment was placed in the High Performance Group and remained undefeated throughout the week. The highlight was when Mia got to meet…

SA National Champions crowned

The final day of the Growthpoint Junior Nationals came to an exciting conclusion in Mangaung on Monday and it was the Free State pair of Delien Kleinhans and Joubert Klopper who claimed top honours in the U/18 category. Kleinhans was up against Gauteng Central’s Tamsin Hart and played dazzling tennis to win the match 6-1…

GC players excel at Junior Masters

The country’s premier annual junior event Growthpoint Junior Masters took place at the Riaan Venter Tennis Academy this past weekend. Eight players in the boys and girls under 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups were competing against each other for their respectve titles as Junior Masters. We are so proud of our three Gauteng…