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…

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…

Gauteng Young Seniors are the Champs!

Congratulations to the inaugural Growthpoint Young Seniors Masters 2019 winners – Kim Peters (Gauteng Central) and Roberto Vaglietti (Gauteng East). We are so proud of our Gauteng  players – we are the champs! The pair emerged as the winners after four days of high quality tennis at the Parkrand Tennis Club in Boksburg against some…

Thank you Andrew Comrie!

TSA presented Andrew Comrie with a TSA Seniors Blazer at the Seniors Workshop on 17th Nov. He was also presented with a small trophy acknowledging his years of service to TSA Seniors. Andrew has played an incredible part in Seniors tennis during the past fifteen years. His knowledge of stats and his ability to manipulate…

Super Seniors are our Super Stars!

Congratulations to Jackie Zylstra(KZN) who took GOLD for winning the 85+ Women’s Singles World Title in Umag, Croatia at the ITF Super-Seniors World Individual champs . Also to Petro Kruger(BOL) who won TWO GOLD MEDALS for the 70+ Women’s Doubles and 70+ Mixed Doubles World Titles. Derek Lawer and Kathy Nevay also received BRONZE medals…

GC win Young Seniors 30A IPT

A successful Growthpoint Young Seniors IPT finished in Cape Town this past week. Congratulations to all participants – but especially the winners in each category: 30A: Gauteng Central 30B: Western Province 40A: Western Province 40B: Western Province 45B: Western Province Men: Western Province Congratulations to our Gauteng Central team!

Super Seniors to do battle in Gauteng

Super Senior tennis players have started arriving in Johannesburg for next week’s Growthpoint Inter Provincial Seniors, to be played from Monday, 21 May 2018 to Friday, 25 May 2018. The team competition will be played in Randburg, Johannesburg at the Boskruin and Fairlands Tennis Clubs. The five day tournament is contested across the 65, 70…

Growthpoint to sponsor Seniors Tennis

Growthpoint Properties has expanded its support of tennis in the country by becoming the official headline partner of seniors (veterans) tennis. Growthpoint was unveiled as the headline sponsor of Tennis South Africa in July 2017 with the objective of growing the foundations of the sport in South Africa – especially at grassroots level. This sponsorship…

SA results – ITF Seniors World Team Championships

The 2017 ITF Seniors World Team Championships were played in Miami Beach from 20 October to 3 November and the final placings for our South African teams are: Maria Esther Bueno Cup (W50) – 6th Alice Marble Cup (W60) – 8th Fred Perry Cup (M50) – 25th (last place) Austria Cup (M55) – 17th Von…

SA Seniors at the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Florida

One-hundred and 23 teams from 31 nations are set to take part in next week’s ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Lake Nona, Florida on 8-13 October. The tournament, returning to Florida having last been held in the state three years ago, will take place at the impressive new USTA National Campus, and is set…

Masters bring home the medals from Israel

Congratulations to the South African team that participated at the recent Maccabi Games that took place in Israel. They brought home a total of 36 medals – 19 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze which put them in the middle of the table. The games has a strong emphasis on Masters Sport and many of…