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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 – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain.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 Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the third year in a row. He was due to be the second seed in the six-player tournament behind American…

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Future Tennis Stars Jet Into Stellenbosch

Newly crowned US Open champions, Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber started their successful professional tennis careers playing the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior Circuit. The ITF Junior Circuit, played around the world in over 124 countries, is the most prestigious junior tennis circuit on the planet. Next week the circuit comes to South Africa and Stellenbosch will host two back to back tournaments namely the Curro Junior ITF 1 & 2 at the Maties Tennis Club on the Coetzenberg Sports Ground, University of Stellenbosch. Both…

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Five South African players take wheelchair tennis challenge abroad

Tuesday, 08 March 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – South Africa’s top ranked wheelchair tennis players, Kgothatso Montjane will take part in the two-week US tournaments; Danny Mohlamonyane and Bongani Dlamini will compete in Israel; and Mariska Venter, Leon Els will battle it out in the two-week European tour this week – an opportunity made possible by the game sponsor, Airports Company South Africa. The country’s top women ranked ace Montjane have made tremendous inroads maintaining her ITF wheelchair tennis ranking. Montjane will take part in…

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Ellis Park geared-up for season-ending international tennis tournament

Thursday, 10 December 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa are just a week away from hosting the Airports Company South Africa, Joburg Open at the Grand Old Lady of South African tennis, Ellis Park Tennis Stadium. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) level 3 event which forms part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour will be held from 14 – 17 December 2015. The season-ending event has attracted a top entry locally and a few foreigners and will allow all the local players…

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Maripa set off for wheelchair tennis doubles masters

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. – The International Tennis Federation has announced the entries for the 2015 UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters, which will be held for the third successive year at the Marguerite Tennis Paviliion in Mission Viejo, Southern California on 3-7 November 2015. South African men’s top ranked wheelchair tennis ace Evans Maripa will be representing the country at the prestigious event with doubles partner Alfie Hewett of Great Britain. The top eight men’s doubles pairings, the top six women’s doubles pairings…

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