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TOP SEEDS REMAIN ON COURSE AT JOBURG OPEN

Monday, 03 July 2017, Soweto, South Africa. – Top seeds Evans Maripa and Kgothatso Montjane remained on course after powering past Thato Tsomole and Mabel Mankgele respectively to advance to the semi-final round of the Joburg Open at Arthur Ashe Tennis Center in Soweto on Monday. South African number 1 men’s ace Maripa, who recently …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Men  Singles  Previous  Current 67 67 Kevin Anderson 264 267 Lloyd Harris 445 456 Nik Scholtz 647 673 Tucker Vorster 1,406 1,405 Damon Gooch 1,484 1,489 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,484 1,489 Bertus Kruger 1,544 1,547 Johannes Myburgh 1,650 1,657 Taine Bernhard 1,650 1,657 Philip Henning 1,650 1,657 Sipho Montsi 1,650 1,657 Ruan Roelofse 1,760 1,768 Ruben …

TENNIS: SEMI & FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP FREE STATE SERIES

SEMI & FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP FREE STATE SERIES Bloemfontein, South Africa – Balanced results of the Dunlop Free State Series, a South African tennis ranking tournament being played at the Free State Tennis Stadium in Bloemfontein on Monday Singles Semi Finals Boys under 12 1-John Coetzee (BOL) bt Joshua Kleynhans (BOR) 6-2 6-1 …

SITHOLE SAILS INTO SA OPEN SEMIS

SA Open

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa. – South African wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole got his SA Open campaign off to a scintillating start with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Michael Mahlanya at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg this morning. Mahlanya was clearly outclassed from the start and struggled to match the …

EASTER TENNIS EXTRAVAGANZA FOR BLOEMFONTEIN

Bloemfontein, South Africa – Easter time is tennis time as South Africa’s top junior tennis players will battle for national title honours during this week’s SA Junior Nationals in Bloemfontein. The tournament will be played from Tuesday, 11 April with the finals scheduled for Easter Sunday, 16 April 2017 The tournament is the premier event …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS Men Singles Previous Current 79 74 Kevin Anderson 280 274 Lloyd Harris 512 503 Nik Scholtz 637 633 Tucker Vorster 1,434 1,398 Damon Gooch 1,482 1,473 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,482 1,473 Bertus Kruger 1,508 1,497 Timothy Dollman 1,546 1,536 Johannes Myburgh 1,652 1,645 Taine Bernhard 1,652 1,645 Philip Henning 1,652 1,645 …

TENNIS: MAIDEN WINS FOR SA JUNIORS AT POTCHEFSTROOM INTERNATIONAL

Potchefstroom, South Africa – Two up and coming junior South African tennis stars scored maiden tournament wins in the ITF NWU-PUKKE 1 on finals day in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Christiaan Worst of Pretoria and Myah Petchey of Cape Town were first time winners on the international junior circuit when they won the boys and girls …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Men Singles Previous Current 74 74 Kevin Anderson 285 294 Lloyd Harris 514 516 Nik Scholtz 639 635 Tucker Vorster 1441 1443 Damon Gooch 1,487 1,489 Joshua Howard-Tripp 1,487 1,489 Bertus Kruger 1,507 1,510 Timothy Dollman 1,539 1,544 Johannes Myburgh 1,654 1,657 Taine Bernhard 1,654 1,657 Philip Henning 1,654 1,657 Sipho Montsi 1,654 1,657 Ruan …

TOP INTERNATIONAL TENNIS EVENT FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Pretoria, South Africa – Tennis South Africa (TSA) confirmed on Wednesday that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has awarded South Africa the rights to host the 2017 Young Seniors World Team and Individual Championships. The tournament will be hosted in the city of Cape Town from 19 March – 1 April. The ITF Young Seniors …

BITTERSWEET END FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVIS CUP

Former First Lady, Zanele Mbeki recognises Wayne Ferreira when she was introduced to the South African team after the reverse singles of the Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Estonia at the Irene Country Club on February 05 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Pretoria, South Africa – The KIA South African Davis Cup team had a bittersweet end to their Davis Cup tie against Estonia at the Irene Country Club in Pretoria on Sunday. In a dead rubber final days play, South Africa won and lost a reverse singles giving them an overall 4-1 victory over Estonia in …

All-rounder SA Engelbrecht calls time on first-class career

Arguably one of the five greatest fielders in South African cricket over the past ten years and one of the most underrated middle-order domestic batsmen, SA Engelbrecht, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. The 28-year old athlete, a graduate in financial management as well as in advanced project management, will join a financial consultancy, …

BuildNat Cape Cobras vs VKB Knights Wed 7 Dec PPC Newlands

BuildNat Cape Cobras vs VKB Knights in a T20 Challenge match, 7 December 2016, 6pm at PPC Newlands, Cape Town. BuildNat Cape Cobras squad: J P Duminy Rory Kleinveldt Richard Levi George Linde Aviwe Mgijima Justin Ontong Wayne Parnell Dane Paterson Keegan Petersen Kieron Pollard (Capt) Nkululeko Serame Cebo Tshiki Dane Vilas (W/Keeper)

SA’s Unsung Superwoman of Wheelchair Tennis Recognized

Tuesday, 06 December 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa commends the federation’s General Manager, Karen Losch who was hugely honoured in Managung when crowned the Administrator of the year at the 11th SA Sports Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 27 November at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein. This prestigious award …

Prince hails clinical performance by Buildnat Cape Cobras

The Buildnat Cape Cobras produced arguably their finest CSA T20 Challenge display with the bat during the entire competition to sweep aside the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in emphatic fashion while keeping their hopes alive to reach the semi-final play-off. One twist of irony in their 181 for three in 18.4 overs to eclipse the 178 for …

Stars pay tribute to Hlatswayo on International Disability Day

Wheelchair tennis stars have paid tribute to former junior world number 2 Thando Hlatswayo on International Disability Day following her death at the age of 20. Hlatswayo passed away in the early hours of Tuesday just a few days after she suffered from Meningitis. Two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole who was very close to …

Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies of Meningitis Age 20

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, Paulpietersburg, Kwazulu-Natal. – Thando Hlatshwayo, South African former world number 2 junior, has passed away at the age of 20. Hlatswayo, who hails from Paulpietersburg in Kwazulu-Natal, lost her battle against Meningitis early Tuesday morning after a very short illness, her family confirmed. Hlatswayo took up wheelchair tennis in 2009, played …

T20 Challenge: VKB Knights vs. Warriors 30 November 2016

The VKB Knights squad selected for the T20 Challenge match against the Warriors at St Georges Park Cricket Stadium, Port Elizabeth: Tumelo Bodibe (W/k) Patrick Botha Theunis De Bruyn (Captain) Marchant De Lange Andries Gous Patrick Kruger Duanne Olivier Leus Du Plooy Lotli Sesele Aubrey Swanepoel Shadley van Schalkwyk Lwandiswa Zuma Team will be finalized …

MONTJANE ENDS YEAR IN STYLE

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, Prague, Czech Republic. – South African leading women’s wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane put the finishing touch to the magnificent season by edging out her doubles partner Charlotte Famin from France 7-5 6-3 to win her first Prague Cup singles title, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 2 event which ended …

Lucas Sithole Withdraws from Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Monday, 28 November 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain. The tournament, due to take place from November 30 until December 4, will be staged at Lee Valley …