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…

ATP Challenger returns to SA

Local tennis has been boosted by the news that Tennis South Africa (TSA) has secured the rights to bring an ATP Challenger tournament to the country in 2020. The ATP Challenger 50 event will take place at the new tennis complex at North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom – from the 9th March 2020. Challenger events are…

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,…

SA Spring Open to be played at Ellis Park

Spring will commence when the inaugural South African Spring Open international tennis tournament will take place in Johannesburg. Tennis South Africa (TSA), in association with Vision View Productions (VVP), will host the tournament from September 23 to 29. History will be made when the tournament will include both able-bodied ITF an able-bodied ITF World Tennis…

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…

A lesson in sportsmanship – Caitlin Herb

Ex GC player Caitlin Herb taught us all a lesson in true sportsmanship last weekend at the Wilson R100,000 Challenge tournament played in Benoni. Caitlin reached the finals of the women’s singles draw. Unfortunately the tournament was rained out and her opponent was not able to play the following day (Monday), so she offered to share…

Dylan Walters playing for Seahawks

GC player and ex St Stithians scholar Dylan Walters has earned himself a spot on the Wagner College Seahawks tennis league’s All-Rookie team. Dylan represented Gauteng Central numerous times in our High Schools team and was selected to the South African High Schools team that toured England in 2015. Dylan is on scholarship at Wagner College…

Wilson R100 000 Challenge is back

The World’s leading tennis brand Wilson are again ready to host the Wilson R100 000 Challenge. The tournament will be played at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre in Lakefield, Benoni over two weekends namely 5th, 6th and 7th and 12th, 13th and 14th May 2017. Brothers Brad and Brett Summers, Directors of The Golf Racket,…

Wilson Marks Park Grand Prix winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Wilson Marks Park Grand Prix played from 27 April to 1 May. Thanks to all players who participated and we hope that you enjoyed the tournament. Thanks also to all the officials who made it a success! WS: Lienke de Kock MS: Joshua Howard-Tripp MD: Vasilios Caripi/Mark Chigaazira WD:…

Wilson R100 000 Challenge

The much anticipated Wilson R100 000 Challenge is coming in May! Tournament will once again be hosted at the Benoni courts. Enter now. U/14 Girls & Boys – Singles & Doubles Open Ladies & Men’s – Singles & Doubles. venue: Gauteng East Tennis Centre, Benoni dates: 5 – 14 May 2017 Online entries to be made…

ITF announces professional tennis restructure

The ITF Board of Directors has approved a major restructuring of professional tennis at its entry level. The reform programme of changes will include a radical reduction in the number of truly professional players and the creation of a new global ITF Transition Tour in 2019 that will provide opportunities for the next generation of…

Top Players to battle it out at Dunlop TSA Series

Johannesburg – The Wimbledon tennis fever has hit the City of Gold as over 600 tennis players from across the country have arrived in Johannesburg on Monday to participate in the Dunlop Classic which takes place from 5 – 9 July. The annual tournament is the Gauteng Central Tennis Association’s premier junior event and has…