Tennis players ready to resume training

On Wednesday evening, our State President confirmed the easing of restrictions for several non-contact sports – including tennis – under alert level 3 of the national risk adjusted strategy. From a Tennis South Africa (TSA) perspective, this return will commence on a staggered basis, with the following players and their coaches now allowed to return…

Selected return for tennis under alert level 3

Tennis South Africa has welcomed Thursday’s gazetting of the sport specific alert level 3 directions by the Honourable Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture. Based on legal advice received, TSA understands that, subject to ministerial approval, the following categories of players (and their coaches) will be allowed to return to training and play shortly: ATP,…

A proposal for the return of tennis

Earlier today, Tennis South Africa submitted a proposal to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture for the proposed return of play of the sport in South Africa. This proposal makes the case that tennis (as well as other non-contact, individual sports) needs to be considered as a low risk activity, in the context of…

Tennis activities prohibited in Lockdown 4

From Tennis South Africa (TSA): “We are fully aware of how frustrating the lockdown period has been for everyone and we sympathise with you all. This is a difficult time for everyone within the tennis community. We are all very keen to get back on court and resume all the tennis activities involved in this…

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…

Tennis events cancelled due to Coronavirus

The two international tournaments being played in Potchefstroom have been cancelled – ATP PotchOpen Challenger and the ITF Ilana Kloss International. ‪This follows the announcement of a 6-week suspension of tennis events due to escalating health & safety issues arising from the global outbreak of COVID-19.‬ Players participating in the these events will earn round…

GC Primary Schools teams announced

Congratulations to the Gauteng Central Tennis U13 Boys & Girls Primary Schools A team who will play at the SA schools interprovincial tournament in Bloemfontein from 10 to 13 April 2020. The B team players may not participate in the interprovincial but deserve recognition for their achievement (final standings are indicated in brackets). We thank…

GC 2020 High Schools teams announced

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Gauteng Central Schools teams. Our GC A team will represent us at the SA Schools Interprovincial Tournament in Pretoria from 10 – 13 April 2020 . We thank all players who participated and represented their schools with honour. GIRLS U/15 A Erin Jacobs –…

Egoli League 2020

Entries for the Gauteng Central Egoli League 2020 for Men and Ladies are now open. Mens League is from 2 February to 8 March 2020 with the Men’s Premier League being played on Sundays at 08h00 and the Men’s League at 08h30 also on Sundays. The Ladies League is from 1 February to 7 March…

GC High and Primary Schools Trials entries now open

Entries are now open for the Gauteng Central High and Primary Schools trials for 2020. The High schools trials will take place on 18 & 19 January 2020 for the girls and 25 & 26 January 2020 for the boys. (Please note that these dates have been changed from our original posting!) The 2020 Tennis…

Bryanston Sports Club are our GC Growthpoint Top Guns

Congratulations to Bryanston Sports Club – Rene Plant, Rosanne Duke, Tony Snyder and Oliver van Gorkom who won the Gauteng Central Leg of the Growthpoint Top Guns – National Club Championships – edging the defending national champions, Marks Park, 2-1 in the final. The final went down to the wire – being decided by a…

Growthpoint Top Guns Returns

Tennis South Africa (TSA) announced that the Growthpoint Top Guns national club tennis tournament will return for a third consecutive year. The Growthpoint Properties’ sponsored tournament will feature both men and women in a doubles team competition with over R200 000.00 in prize money up for grabs. Each team which will comprise of two men…

Davis Cup & Fed Cup Vice-Captain Positions

Tennis South Africa (TSA) herewith invites suitably qualified persons, who are in good standing with the Federation, to apply for the positions of either Davis Cup Vice-Captain or Fed Cup Vice-Captain. These new roles will be to assist the incumbent South African Davis Cup and Fed Cup Captains, respectively. The contract term of each of…