Arthur Ashe to host Wheelchair Tennis League

Over 12 players from various regions in Gauteng will assemble at Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto on Sunday, March 18 for a one-day Performance League geared towards continuing the culture of competitiveness within the Province. The event is aimed at improving and increasing the level of play and knowledge of the most promising and…

Inspiring story of Mpho Mhlongo

Sixteen-year-old South African wheelchair tennis junior Mpho Mhlongo from Mohlakeng in Randfontein says wheelchair tennis changed his life, that’s following his first ever international tournament in France last month. Mhlongo represented the country at the recent Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters in Tarbes, France together with world number 4 junior Alwande Skhosana and says the experience…

SA junior takes 3rd place at Cruyff Foundation Masters

South African top wheelchair tennis junior Alwande Skhosana claimed the third-place spot at the Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters which ended on Sunday in Tarbes, France. With eight players from seven different nations starting the boys’ singles in two round-robin pools of four players, Skhosana comfortably clinched his first two pool matches, defeating Sergel Lysov from…

Montjane to begin her Aussie Open Campaign

South African world number 7 wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane will get her 2018 Australian Open campaign underway on Wednesday against experienced rival Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands at Melbourne Park in Australia. Montjane has a challenging draw ahead of her as she could potentially play world number 2 and Wimbledon champion Diede de…

Top juniors geared up for Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters

South African top ranked wheelchair tennis juniors have been hard at work gearing up to represent the country at the 2018 Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters in Tarbes, France on 25-28 January. Players from seven different countries will contest the boys’ singles and doubles in Tarbes, with South Africa represented by current world No. 4 Alwande…

Top SA Wheelchair trio jet off to Australia

Top South African wheelchair tennis trio, Kgothatso Montjane, Lucas Sithole and Evans Maripa jetted off on Saturday evening to Australia to represent the country in three major season opening international tennis tournaments this month. World No7 women’s player Montjane will be hoping to have another magical run at the Sydney Wheelchair Tennis Open, an International…

Montjane qualifies for fourth Australian Open Grand Slam

South African world number 7 women’s wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane has qualified for her fourth Australian Open and ninth Grand Slam tournament, joining the top names who will line-up for the four days of competition at the first major on the 2018 UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, which will be held from January 24 to…

Sithole takes third at Wheelchair Masters

South African No1 wheelchair tennis quad ace Lucas Sithole claimed third spot behind world No2 Britain’s Andy Lapthorne at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Loughborough University in England on Saturday. In his opening match, Sithole faced a tough challenge from American world No1 David Wagner. The American, who clinched his tenth NEC Masters title…

Wheelchair Tennis SA bid farewell to National Coach

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) bid farewell to National Coach Kgotso Matshego who part ways with the Federation after 7-years of great service to join Tennis South Africa as Head Coach for Western Cape Growthpoint Development Centre starting this December. Matshego said he leaves the position appeased that the programme has grown in leaps and…

Montjane, Sithole and Maripa named 2017 Gauteng Sports Awards finalists

It is another good year for Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) who continue their dominance in the Gauteng Sports Awards 2017 finalists, clocking no less than three recognitions. The nominees were announced by Faith Mazibuko, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in Gauteng at Green Hills stadium in Randfontein in the Rand-West municipality on…

Montjane Qualifies for US Open Grand Slam for 3rd time

South African women’s leading wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane has qualified for her eighth Grand Slam tournament, joining the top seven ranked women among the field of 20 for the 2017 US Open Wheelchair Tennis Competition in New York. The event will be held on 7-10 September at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis…

KG, Lucas and Evans win at Arthur Ashe

Wednesday, 05 July 2017, Soweto, South Africa. – Home favourites Kgothatso Montjane, Lucas Sithole and Evans Maripa won their first Joburg Open singles titles at Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre in Soweto on Wednesday. South African world number 8 Montjane edged out second seed Nalani Buob from Switzerland in the women’s final, while two-time Grand Slam…

Sithole slips up in French Open semi-final

South African wheelchair tennis quad ace Lucas Sithole is out of the French Open, following a straight-sets defeat by American world number two David Wagner in Friday’s semi-final round. The third seed fought, but struggled throughout against the powerful-hitting American top seed, 6-0 6-4 in Paris. Wagner took charge in the opening set and made…

Fired-up Sithole takes on French Open

Top South African wheelchair tennis quad ace Lucas Sithole enters the French Open Super Series tournament in promising form after picking up some much-needed confidence on Sunday, winning the singles and doubles titles at the Toyota Open International de L’ile de Re in France. The world No4, who is brimming with confidence following his first…