SA Coach Jeff Coetzee wins his Grand Slam

In their 31st Grand Slam appearance as a team, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombian players to win a Grand Slam men’s doubles title on Saturday at Wimbledon. The second seeds defeated Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6(6), 6-7(5), 6-3 to lift their first major trophy after four hours…

Jeff Coetzee coaches his doubles team to victory in Spain

Third seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, coached by South African Jeff Coetzee, won their 12th ATP Tour doubles title as a team on Sunday, defeating second seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 7-6(4) to triumph at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The Colombians have played more than 350 tour-level matches together and…

Great ATP Nitto World Tour finals for our South Africans

London, United Kingdom – Many a coach has had to console a player after a match with “You lost to someone better,” and that was the reality facing Kevin Anderson as he came off court after an emphatic 6-2 6-2 defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Nitto ATP Finals. Anderson has had a great year….

Jeff Coetzee’s Colombian doubles team wins maiden Masters Title

No. 6 seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah have captured their maiden team Masters 1000 title in Rome. The Colombian duo recovered from a set down to beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Portuguese Joao Sousa 3-6 6-4 10-4. Carreno Busta and Sousa made the most out of the break they earned in 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….

Unchanged KIA SA Davis Cup Team announced to face Israel

KIA South African Davis Cup Captain, Marcos Ondruska, has named an unchanged squad to take on Israel, from the 2-3 February 2018, at Irene Country Club outside Pretoria. The KIA SA Davis Cup squad selected by Ondruska is Lloyd Harris, Nik Scholtz, Ruan Roelofse, Raven Klaasen and Tucker Vorster. Former elite doubles player, and current…

Jeff Coetzee joins TSA on a consultancy basis

Current ATP touring coach and ex-professional player, Jeff Coetzee, will be joining Neville Godwin – as a part-time high performance consultant to TSA. Coetzee will continue to coach on the ATP Pro Tour, but will provide his expertise to TSA whenever he is back in South Africa. Western Cape based, Coetzee is presently coaching the…

Good record for SA players at the Japan Open since inception

The ATP 500 Rakuten Japan Open is currently being played in Tokyo. This tournament which includes men’s singles and doubles started in 1972. South African players have had much success on Japanese soil since the inception with the following taking titles: Wesley Moodie – singles champion 2005 Jeff Coetzee and Chris Haggard – doubles champions…