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…

South African Coaches shining at the Australian Open

Two South African coaches, namely Neville Godwin and Jeff Coetzee are doing the country proud with the charges “down under” at the Australian Open. Godwin and Coetzee, who were recently named by Tennis South Africa (TSA) as High Performance Consultant Coaches can be proud as their players are through to the semi-finals and finals respectively….

Henning can be proud of his display down under

Up and coming junior player Philip Henning returns from the Junior Australian Open after a confidence-boosting run in Melbourne. The Bloemfontein player, part of Team SA at the 2016 AUSC Region 5 Games in Angola, made it through to the third round of singles play Down Under. There, the country’s top ranked U18 player lost…

Henning flying high at the Junior Australian Open

Despite the early exits of Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen at the Australian Open last week, the South African flag is still flying high at the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne. In the Boys Junior Australian Open, Philip Henning of Bloemfontein won through to round three of the junior Grand Slam on…

St Benedict’s win festival trophy

The 12th edition of the St Benedict’s Invitational Tennis Festival was held on 20 and 21 January. This year is particularly special as St Benedict’s College is celebrating 60 years of excellence. The ten participating schools were St Benedict’s, St Stithians, King Edward VII School, St John’s, St David’s, HTS Middelburg, Clifton, Cornwall Hill, Westville…

Juniors head to Botswana CAT Championships

Best of luck to our U14 and U16 Teams participating at the CAT Southern African Junior Championships (Zonals) in Botswana starting tomorrow (Monday). The teams are currently at the High Performance Centre at the University of the Pretoria, in a two day camp, preparing for the event. Team: Damien Nezar, Carl Roothman, Connor Kruger, Marnus…

GC Summer Tournament winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Gauteng Central Summer tournament – thanks to all the participants and we hope that you had fun! BS18: Tinashe Taruberekera [5] GS18: Neo Mafuyeka [4] BD18: Thabo Ncube/Tinashe Taruberekera [1] GD18: Neo Mafuuyeka/Larize Nel [1] BS16: Aleksandar Simovski [1] GS16: Amukelani Mokone [7] BD16: Tom Slabbert/Rechardt von Wielligh [2]…

GC Summer Tournament

The draws for the Gauteng Central Summer Tournament are now available. Good luck to all players – have fun and play fair! Click here for the draws.

Nik and Chanel win in Stellenbosch again

Both Nik Scholtz and Chanel Simmonds won their second titles at the final Digicall Futures tennis tournament in Stellenbosch. Simmonds won the final against Lou Adler from France in 4-6, 7-6 and 6-2. “I’m very happy with the way I played these past three weeks, actually four weeks. Even though I did not win last…

Nik and Chanel win Stellenbosch Digicall Futures 1

South Africa’s Nik Scholtz and Chanel Simmonds won the Digicall Futures 1 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch. Scholtz won the men’s tournament by beating Frenchman Leny Mitjana. The top seeded Scholtz needed only two sets to win the final 6-4, 6-4 against the number four seed. Simmonds, seeded number one, demolished unseeded Naomi Totka in less…

Growthpoint Top Guns – National Club event – Trials Application Form

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has joined forces with international property giant, Growthpoint Properties, to give grassroots tennis in the country a welcome boost with the launch of an innovative new national club event – Growthpoint Top Guns. The new national club event for men and women will be played in the 14 tennis regions of…