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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 …

South African Tennis Juniors Off to Kenya

Pretoria, South Africa; Eight of the country’s top 14 and under junior tennis players have been invited by the Confederation of African Tennis (CAT) to tour Kenya this month. The juniors will participate in the year end CAT Junior 14 and under Masters to be held in Nairobi from 7-13 November. The juniors are; Boys …

Day 2 Report & Results of the 2016 Round 2 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group II – South Africa vs Lithuania

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A classy performance by Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse in the doubles on Saturday kept South Africa’s chances alive in their second round Euro/Africa Group II Davis Cup tie against Lithuania in Kaunas. The South African due beat Lukas Mugevicius and Laurynas Grigelis of Lithuania 6-1 6-1 6-3 in a quick 96 minutes which South …

South African World Tennis Rankings

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Men Singles Previous             Current   20                     20 Kevin Anderson 303                   311 Lloyd Harris 380                   352 Nik Scholtz 363                   381 Tucker Vorster 689                   766 Fritz Wolmarans 880                   916 Ruan Roelofse 887                   926 Damon Gooch 1,083                1,083 Dean O’Brien 1,098                1,094 Keith-Patrick Crowley 1,604                1,610 Lloyd Segal   Doubles Previous              Current   16                     17 Raven …

South African World Tennis Rankings

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  Men Singles Previous             Current 19                     19 Kevin Anderson 316                   319 Lloyd Harris 348                   353 Tucker Vorster 382                   383 Nik Scholtz 668                   666 Fritz Wolmarans 760                   755 Keith-Patrick Crowley 882                   875 Damon Gooch 781                   889 Ruan Roelofse 1,083                1,082 Dean O’Brien 1,637                1,636 Trent Botha Doubles Previous              Current 15                     15 Raven Klaasen …

Results of the Wilson R100 000 Challenge

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Results of the Wilson R100 000 Challenge being played at the Gauteng East Tennis Complex in Benoni on Monday Please note Vasilos Caripi and Danrich Kruger did not play in the semi-finals as stated on Sundays result, the correct results are as follows; 3-Benjamin Janse Van Rensburg (GC) bt 5-Vasilos Caripi (GN) 6-1 6-3 4-Lloyd Segal …

Results of the Wilson R100 000 Challenge

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Results of the Wilson R100 000 Challenge being played at the Gauteng East Tennis Complex in Benoni on Sunday     Singles Semi-finals Boys Under 14 1-Dylan Salton (GN) bt 6-Jordan Gancho (GE) 6-1 6-1 Albert Kirsten (GN) bt 5-Aldan Coetzee (FS) 1-6 6-2 6-2   Men 3-Benjamin Janse Van Rensburg (GC) bt Patrick Wysoczarski (GN) …

Death of tennis legend Abe Segal a great loss

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Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis South Africa were sad to learn about the death of South African tennis legend Abe Segal. Segal was not only one of the greatest tennis players to emerge from South Africa but was also undoubtedly one of the greatest personalities in the sport worldwide. Segal, 85, had been suffering from …

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 …

South African World Tennis Rankings

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Men Singles Previous             Current   14                     15 Kevin Anderson 301                   296 Tucker Vorster 339                   311 Lloyd Harris 399                   398 Nik Scholtz 608                   604 Fritz Wolmarans 733                   738 Keith-Patrick Crowley 747                   759 Ruan Roelofse 872                   866 Damon Gooch 1,093                1,088 Dean O’Brien 1,631                1,628 Joshua Luck   Doubles Previous              Current   20                     21 …

South African Wildcard Evans Maripa upsets world No.8 Sanada to advance in Rotterdam

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Thursday, 11 February 2016, Ahoy Rotterdam, Netherlands. – South African top wheelchair tennis ace Evans Maripa surprised more than a few people with his upset win over world no.8 Japanese Takashi Sanada at the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis tournament in Ahoy Rotterdam, Netherlands on Wednesday. The 25-year-old demolished his best friend and doubles partner …

South African Davis Cup Squad Announced

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Pretoria, South Africa – Marcos Ondruska, South Africa’s newly appointed Davis Cup captain, announced from Atlanta on Wednesday his squad to take on Luxembourg  in their Euro/Africa Zone Group 2 Davis Cup to be played from 4 – 6 March at the Irene Country Club. The squad announced comprises of Tucker Vorster, Lloyd Harris, Ruan …

South Africa World Tennis Rankings

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Men Singles Previous             Current 14                     14 Kevin Anderson 300                   295 Tucker Vorster 360                   360 Lloyd Harris 405                   401 Nik Scholtz 605                   607 Fritz Wolmarans 720                   723 Keith-Patrick Crowley 725                   726 Ruan Roelofse 861                   863 Damon Gooch 1,090                1,092 Dean O’Brien 1,635                1,638 Joshua Luck   Doubles Previous              Current 20                     20 Raven Klaasen 101   …

Tennis: South Africa go down to Great Britain in Fed Cup.

Picture credit: Nir Keidar

Eilat, Israel – Second seeded Great Britain got off to the best possible Fed Cup Euro Africa Group 1 start with a 3-0 victory over South Africa in Eilat, Israel on Thursday. It was South Africa’s second and final Pool B tie after losing to Georgia on Wednesday with the identical score line. The Brits …

Tennis: South African world tennis rankings

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Men Singles Previous             Current   12                     14 Kevin Anderson 304                   300 Tucker Vorster 356                   360 Lloyd Harris 408                   405 Nik Scholtz 601                   605 Fritz Wolmarans 723                   720 Keith-Patrick Crowley 715                   725 Ruan Roelofse 854                   861 Damon Gooch 1,091                1,090 Dean O’Brien 1,632                1,635 Joshua Luck   Doubles Previous              Current   21                     20 Raven …

Tennis feast this festive season

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Dunlop and Slazenger boost tennis development Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis holiday fever has hit the country with the start of the festive season and school holidays. Leading tennis manufacturers Dunlop and Slazenger have announced their sponsorship of two major national ranking tournaments in December and January next year. The two tournaments namely the Slazenger …

SA Wheelchair Tennis stars gear up for Mauritius Open

Monday, 30 November 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa has confirmed entries for six top wheelchair tennis stars for this week’s Mauritius Open, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures event to be played in Belle Mare at Long Beach Hotel in Mauritius from 1-4 December 2015. Women’s singles country’s No 2 and …

Determined Madrie Le Roux on a tennis mission

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South African tennis aces Scholtz and Harris through to quarterfinals Stellenbosch, South Africa – South Africa’s Madrie le Roux is determined to reach the final of the Digicall Futures 3 international tennis tournament being played in Coetzenburg at the University of Stellenbosch. Sixth-seeded Le Roux secured her place in Friday’s quarter-finals when she overcame a …

Day 3 results of the Digicall Futures 3

Day 3 results of the Digicall Futures 3 being played in Stellenbosch, Cape Town on Thursday. All players South African unless otherwise stated.   Singles Round 2 Men 1-Pascal Brunner (Aut) bt Riaan Du Toit (Can) 6-4 6-4 2-Nik Scholtz bt Dekel Bar (Isr) 4-6 6-4 6-4 3-Lucas Miedler (Aut) bt Tyler Hochwalt (USA) 7-5 …

Wheelchair tennis SA wins big at Letsema Awards

Monday, 09 November 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa scored first place at Letsema Awards for sporting projects for disabled athletes at the prestigious event hosted by Murray & Roberts, in partnership with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).  The 34th annual Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards was …

South African World Tennis Rankings

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Men Singles Previous             Current 12                     12 Kevin Anderson 324                   327 Tucker Vorster 455                   457 Nik Scholtz 498                   500 Lloyd Harris 566                   569 Fritz Wolmarans 714                   718 Ruan Roelofse 731                   721 Keith-Patrick Crowley 853                   858 Damon Gooch 1,340                1,080 Dean O’Brien 1,392                1,393 Joshua Chetty   Doubles Previous              Current 19                     20 Raven Klaasen 95   …