Tag Archives: ITF

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 – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa announced on Monday that the two-time Grand Slam Champion Lucas Sithole has withdrawn from the season ending NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London, Great Britain.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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SA Tennis Juniors Named For International Squads

London,Great Britain – Four deserving South Africa junior tennis players have been named by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to be part of the ITF Grand Slam Development Fund Touring Team The team sponsored by the Grand Slam Development Fund, will tour East Africa in November and December this year. The South African junior players named are; Boys Carl Roothman (BOL) Kholo Montsi (GN) Girls Makyla Loubser (WC) Lara van der Merwe (NW) The team will participate in two Grade 5 rated tournaments and one…

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QUALITY QUARTERFINAL ACTION AT CURRO JUNIOR ITF

The quality of tennis at the Curro Junior ITF 1 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch took an upward curve on quarterfinals day. The top four seeded boys will play in the semi-finals. Top seed Richard Thongoana had a fierce battle with eight-seeded Lleyton Cronje and was made to work hard for his three set victory with 6-3 1-6 6-3. Second seed Joshua Howard-Tripp face some resistance from Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda, fifth seed form Zimbabwe. In the end he was too strong though and won 6-2…

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ITF Junior Tennis Finals Results

Prostejov, Czech Republic; Play-offs results of the 2016 ITF World Junior Tennis taking place in Prostejov, Czech Republic played on Tuesday.   Play-offs Boys 1st-4th Place Argentina bt Korea, Republic 3-0 China, P.R. defeated USA 2-1 5th-8th Place Uruguay bt Romania 2-1 Italy bt Czech Republic 2-1   9th-12th Place France bt Slovakia 3-0 Great Britain bt Thailand 3-0   13th-16th Place Japan bt Ecuador 2-1 Mexico bt Tunisia 3-0   Girls 1st-4th Place Ukraine bt Czech Republic 3-0 USA bt Russia 2-1   5th-8th Place Hong…

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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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Final results of the ITF South African Junior Championships Zonal

Results of the International Tennis Federation Southern African Junior Championships Zonal played at the University of Pretoria. Singles Finals Boys U12 2-Devon Badenhorst (RSA) bt 1-Connor Van Schalkwyk (Nam) 6-0 7-5 U14 6-Carl Roothman (RSA) bt 5-Jason Noel (Mri) 7-5 6-4 U16 1-Phillip Henning (RSA) bt 3-Justin Liebenberg (RSA) 6-2 6-4 Girls U12 1-Gabriela Broadfoot (RSA) bt 7-Line Greyling (RSA) 6-2 6-1 U14 7-Delien Kleynhans (RSA) bt 2-Makyla Loubser (RSA) 6-2 6-4 U16 8-Kaylin Bouwer (RSA) bt 3-Corin De Waal (RSA) 1-6 6-4 6-2 Doubles…

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Tennis team South Africa dominates South African junior tennis championship

South Africa dominated the ITF Southern African Junior Tennis Championships Zonals which ended at the University of Pretoria Sports Grounds on Saturday. Of the thirteen titles up for grabs after the weeklong event, team South Africa won twelve titles. The only title South Africa failed to capture was the Boys under 14 doubles which was won by Mauritius beating South Africa in the final. The hosts made a clean sweep in the singles winning the boys and girls titles in the under 12, 14 and…

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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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Tennis: Entertaining, competitive tennis at Curro Junior ITF 1

Stellenbosch, South Africa – Fiercely competitive and highly entertaining matches were the trademark on day two of the Curro Junior ITF 1 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch. With the Boland sun beating down on the youngsters on the Coetzenburg courts of the Stellenbosch University players pulled out some great shot making and showed stamina to endure each other and the weather. Fourth seed Sipho Montsi and fellow South African and 15th seed, Themba Makhanya, played the most epic match on the day. The two youngsters started…

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Stellenbosch to host international junior tennis

Stellenbosch, South Africa – A feast of international junior tennis will be served in the Boland when Stellenbosch host two successive International Tennis Federation (ITF) tennis tournaments from next week. The tournament will be played at the Maties Tennis Club at the University of Stellenbosch. The first of the back to back tournaments, the Curro Junior ITF 1 will start on Monday 18 October with the finals scheduled for Friday 23 October. The second, the Curro Junior ITF 2 will be played from Monday 26…

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Top seeds Els, Venter sail into Bloem open semi-final round

Monday, 05 October 2015, Bloemfontein, South Africa. – Top seeds Leon Els and Mariska Venter blazed through their quarterfinal-round opponents on the second day of the Airports Company South Africa Bloem Open, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures event, part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair tennis tour at Oud Studente Tennis Club in Bloemfontein on Monday. Els saw off fifth-seeded Patrick Selepe with a straight sets 6-2 6-2 win to advance, Meanwhile, Venter wasn’t threatened in her straight-set victory, dropping no game against Lethabo Shai. “I…

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Barnard on course for second title

Barnard on course for second title

Stellenbosch, South Africa – In cold and cloudy conditions the semi-finals play at the SAS ITF Junior 2 tennis tournament in Stellenbosch warmed up proceedings considerably. Play was delayed due to wet courts after rain during the night and there was one rain break in play. The day started with Zani Barnard reaching the girl’s final for a second consecutive week without hitting a ball in fury with a walk over against her twin sister Lee Barnard. The first seed is struggling with a leg…

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JD Eager to win SAS ITF Tournament

Stellenbosch, South Africa – JD Malan is the favourite to win the SAS ITF Junior 1 tennis tournament that is played next week at the Coetzenburg tennis courts. Action starts on Monday 20 October and the finals will be played on Friday 24 October. This is the first of two SAS Junior ITF tournaments in Stellenbosch. The second tournament is from 27 October to 1 November. Boys and girls will play in the tournaments. Qualifying rounds will be played in the two days leading up…

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