Spectators allowed at tennis events

The South African government has, this week, published a new gazette, allowing a limited number of spectators to attend sporting events in the country – subject to strict adherence to all Covid-19 health protocols and social distancing measures. Further to the announcement, Tennis SA can confirm that spectators are now, with the exception of schools tennis,…

Glover to exit TSA at the end of 2021

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Richard Glover, will step down from his position at the end of 2021. Glover has decided not to extend his contract, as he feels this is the natural end of his leadership cycle, and that he is ready for a new challenge. Speaking about…

Lloyd Harris defeats Nadal in nail-biting three-setter

Lloyd Harris earned the biggest win of his career on Thursday evening, upsetting top seed and world number 3 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 1-6 6-4 to reach the ATP 500 Citi Open quarter-finals in Washington DC, USA. Nadal overcame a lingering foot injury on Wednesday evening to beat home favourite Jack Sock in a final-set tie-break…

New Head Of Gauteng Tennis appointed

Robin Baloyi was elected as the new President of Gauteng Tennis. Robin is a successful businessman, long-time tennis player and current member of the National Seniors Committee. To learn more about Robin please click here

Revised dates for SA High Schools Girls trials

Due to the fact that Tennis South Africa are now holding the BNP Paribas Rising Stars on the weekend of 7 – 9 May we have had to make changes to our GC High Schools trials for our girls (boys event remains unchanged). Please note the changes of venue and dates! Revised dates: 15 and…

Inter school sport now permitted

School sport matches including provincial and national school sport tournaments may now resume, but without spectators and with various COVID-19 controls in place. The basic education department gazetted the new regulations on Saturday, 27 March 2021 – See gazetted regulations here Championships, tournaments and interschool sport matches that require pupils to travel to other schools…

Harris shocks Nishikori to move into Dubai semifinals

South African tennis ace Lloyd Harris becomes the first qualifier to reach the semifinals of the Dubai ATP 500 Championships with upset win over former world number 4, Kei Nishikori of Japan.Harris beat Nishikori 6-1 3-6 6-3 in 1 hour and 37 minutes. Harris won the first five games with two consecutive breaks in the…

Lloyd Harris storms into Dubai Quarterfinals

South African qualifier Lloyd Harris on Wednesday continued his dream run at the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a upset straight set (7-6 6-4) win over 14th seed Filip Krajinovic of Serbia. On Tuesday, Capetonian Harris had stunned top seed and US Open champion Dominic Thiem in straight sets in what was…

COVID Level 1 tennis regulations

Following the State President’s address last night – including his announcement of the country’s move to lockdown Alert Level 1, please note the following changes as detailed by Tennis South Africa (TSA), in terms of all tennis activities, with immediate effect: Mandatory Mask wearing: Wearing of masks is still important under alert level 1 and…

Revised Dates – High/Primary Schools Trials

Tennis South Africa announced that the SA Primary and High Schools Inter-Provincial events will now take place from the 6-9 August 2021. The Primary Schools event will be held in Bloemfontein and the High Schools tournament will take place in Pretoria. These events were originally scheduled for 19-22 March but have been moved following COVID…

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….

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…

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…