TSA reaching out to wider Communities

The courts may be the same but the people using tennis facilities in South Africa are increasingly different. Whether an overspill from the apartheid era or a view fuelled by the realities of modern life, the perception of tennis within South Africa, according to National Association chief executive Richard Glover, remains one of elitism. “South…

BNP Paribas Coaches Programme: Year 2

Tennis South Africa has announced the names of the 95 candidates who will take part in year two of the BNP Paribas Coaches Mentorship Programme. The BNP Paribas mentorship programme aims at widening the demographic of registered coaches in South Africa, by creating more sustainable coaching opportunities for both black (Black African, Coloured or Indian)…

Harris advances at Roland Garros

Lloyd Harris needed a thrilling comeback to reach a milestone second round appearance in the French Open, beating qualifier Czech Republican Lukas Rosol 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 in a five set classic match at Roland Garros on Monday. Harris is South Africa’s only hope in the singles event with world number eight, Kevin Anderson,…

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…

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…

Lloyd Harris reaches career-high ATP ranking

Rising South African tennis star Lloyd Harris has reached a career-high ranking of No 90. The 22-year-old cracked the ATP Tour’s top 100 for the first time in February after winning an ATP Challenger event. He has moved up four spots in the latest ATP rankings after reaching the last 16 at a Challenger event…