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…

Four medals for Team SA

The hard work put in by Team SA’s tennis finally paid off as they made a victorious way to the code’s first medals of the African Union Sport Council Region V Games in Gaborone on Monday. It was an all South African affair at the Notwane Tennis Courts with team SA’s players achieving a total…

Free State Juniors dominate Pretoria ITF

South Africa’s highest world ranked junior, Philip Henning had to fight hard in defending his Gauteng North ITF boys singles title on Saturday. The tournament favourite won the title beating fellow Bloemfontein team mate Joubert Klopper in a titanic battle 6-2 3-6 7-5. It was a long final lasting 2 hours 50 minutes with almost…

Wilson R100 000 Challenge Champions

Lleyton Cronje of Gauteng North and Jessica Kahts of Gauteng Central were crowned the 2018 Wilson R100 000 Challenge Champions on Sunday. The tournament in its sixth year, is the richest national tournament on the Tennis South Africa (TSA) calendar. In the junior under 14 tournament, Lwazi Ngwenya of Gauteng Central and Kagiso Ledwaba of…

Wilson R100 000 Challenge returns to Benoni

For the past five years, sporting equipment giant Wilson have held their popular Wilson R100 000 Challenge and this year they will host it again. The 6th Wilson R100 000 Challenge will be played over two weekends this month, 13-15 April and 20-22 April at the Gauteng East Tennis Centre in Benoni, Gauteng. The tournament…

Rain dampens the spirit of the Growthpoint Junior Nationals

Heavy rains fell over the Free State capital of Bloemfontein on Monday – preventing the completion of the Growthpoint Junior Tennis Nationals. Only six of the ten singles finals could be decided and the doubles event in each of the five age groups had to be cancelled. Tennis South Africa (TSA) officials decided that the…